School Start Times

 school start times

All MCPS schools will have new start and end times in 16-17. Please use the chart to see how your schedule may change.  Bus pickup times will also change.  Modified bus routes will be posted by July 1.



School Hours


9:15 – 3:45


8:05 – 2:50


8:05 – 2:50


A few items to note as we change times:

  • Early release times will still be 2.5 hours early – secondary schools will dismiss at 12:50 p.m. and elementary schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.
  • There will be minimal impact on extracurricular activities such as clubs and sports. They will start a little later and we anticipate that the end time may also be a little later.
  • School doors will open 30 minutes before the bell.
  • Grab n’ Go Breakfast will be available at every school
  • Lunch schedules will be determined on an individual school basis


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