J.B. asks from Boston, MA on August 24, 2012
What Time Does School Start for Your Kids?
I feel like the only one in the world not sending kids out the door super early in the morning. Here is my town's schedule:
K - 2: 9:00 - 3:20
3-5: 8:25 - 2:40
6-8: 7:35 - 2:05
9-12: 7:25 - 2:00
What's the schedule in your town? Do you like it? I wish that we would switch so that the younger kids started early and the older kids started late.
J.K. answers from Wausau on August 26, 2012
K-6: 9:05 - 3.35
7-9: 7:45 - 2:55
10-12: 7:40 - 2:57
My kids are in 5th and 7th this year, so we need to adapt to the earlier 7th grade start. I agree that it would make more sense (scientifically, biologically) for the older kids to start later and the younger kids to start earlier.
M.M. answers from Tucson on August 24, 2012
M.G. answers from Seattle on August 24, 2012
Middle school starts earlier and high school earlier than that. I don't know the times seeing as my two are only in elementary.
C.B. answers from San Francisco on August 24, 2012
K - 8:30 - 11:50
1 - 3: 8:30 - 2:20
4 - 6: 8:30 - 2:40
7 - 8: 8:30 - 2:45
9 - 12: Not sure - haven't gotten there yet!
Some of the kindergarten classes start earlier - 8:10 but only if the school offers morning and afternoon classes. The schools that only have morning kindergarten classess start at 8:30.
It has never made sense to me to have the younger ones start later and the older ones start earlier.
Younger kids tend to get up earlier and are ready to go whereas the teens would be in a better frame of mind of they could start a bit later. Don't understand what their thinking is on that!
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K.P. answers from Seattle on August 24, 2012
My daughter's 2nd grade hours are 8:30 - 3:25.
D.P. answers from Sacramento on August 24, 2012
In our area different schools start at different times. My kids used to go to a Catholic school and they started at 8am, I put them in a public school this year and that school starts at 830am.
T.A. answers from Seattle on August 24, 2012
Our k-8 school runs from 9:20-3:50 every day, I know the high school starts earlier. I love the late start! Better for getting sleep!
D.G. answers from Dallas on August 27, 2012
Wow ! I would love the 9:00 start time ! Our's are:
K-4: 8:00 - 3:30
5-6: 8:30 - 3:40
7-8: 8:45 - 4:00
9-12: 7:25 - 2:45 (I think - not there yet ;)
C.M. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2012
Our school is in a poor district so the kids are allowed to arrive as early as 7am to cut down on the instances of young kids being left at home alone while mom/dad go to work. They are allowed to go in the gym and be supervised and they have to sign in.
School starts at 8:00 and goes until 2:00.
Not us. We homeschool. So we start...whenever we want!
J.P. answers from Lakeland on August 24, 2012
My daughter goes to private school and all the grades (k-12) start at 8:20. I am not sure about the public schools around here I think they start around the same time.
V.W. answers from Jacksonville on August 24, 2012
They all start at 8:00.
But, the elementary kids get out at 2:30.
Middle school is dismissed at 3:25.
High school is dismissed at 3:45.
We live far out in the county, and my kids' bus picks up at 6:15 a.m.
They are dropped off around 4:35 pm in the afternoon.
I drive them to a different stop in the mornings, where they get picked up at 7:00 a.m. instead. It is 2.5 miles from our stop/neighborhood, but still 20 miles on the interstate from the school.