Oklahoma City Public Schools Year-Round Calendar

School Calendar
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A continuous learning academic calendar, also known as year-round schooling, is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. Though detractors say it is detrimental to student learning, advocates insist the method decreases absences and helps with feelings of diminished interest among teachers and students.

After a trial period in which seven Oklahoma City area schools utilized the method, the entire Oklahoma City Public Schools district decided to adopt the year long schedule beginning in 2013-2014.

Get information on the year-round calendar and the specific school hours below.  For more information on OKCPS, see this district profile.

Calendar Schedule

In general, year-round schooling consists of spacing out the days out of school rather than having a long summer break. Continuous learning calendars typically take a two-week fall break in October, a three-week winter break in December and a two-week spring break in March but have only about eight weeks off in the summer rather than the traditional twelve or more.

It is important to note that despite the differences in breaks, both year-round and traditional school calendars contain the exact same number of educational days.

For the 2016-2017 school session, year-round schools in Oklahoma City follow this schedule:

  • August 1: Classes Begin
  • September 2: No Classes (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
  • September 5: No Classes (Labor Day)
  • October 10-21: No Classes (Fall Break)
  • November 23-25: No Classes (Thanksgiving Break)
  • December 14 - January 2: No Classes (Winter Break - Get information on area winter break camps)
  • January 16: No Classes (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 10: No Classes (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
  • February 13: No Classes (Professional Development)
  • March 6-17: No Classes (Spring Break - Get information on area spring break camps)

School Day Start and End Times

For the 2016-2017 school year, in an effort to save the district money by eliminating bus routes and drivers, Oklahoma City Public Schools made changes to previous school day start and end times.  

The following schools begin at 7:35 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.

  • Centennial 
  • Douglass 
  • John Marshall 
  • Northeast
  • Captiol Hill High School
  • Emerson High School
  • Grant High School
  • Northwest Classen High School
  • Southeast High School
  • Star Spence High School

The following schools run from 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

  • Adams Elementary
  • Arthur Elementary
  • Bodine Elementary
  • Britton Elementary
  • Buchanan Elementary
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary
  • Coolidge Elementary
  • Edgemere Elementary
  • Edwards Elementary
  • Eugene Field Elementary
  • F.D. Moon Elementary
  • Fillmore Elementary
  • Gatewood Elementary
  • Green Pastures
  • Greystone Elementary Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Hayes Elementary
  • Heronville Elementary
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Johnson Elementary
  • King Elementary
  • Lee Elementary
  • Linwood Elementary
  • Monroe Elementary
  • Nichols Hills Elementary
  • North Highland Elementary
  • Oakridge Elementary
  • Parks Elementary
  • Parmelee Elementary
  • Pierce Elementary
  • Prairie Queen Elementary
  • Putnam Heights Elementary
  • Quail Creek Elementary
  • Rancho Village Elementary
  • Ridgeview Elementary
  • Rockwood Elementary
  • Sequoyah Elementary
  • Shidler Elementary
  • Southern Hills Elementary
  • Spencer Elementary
  • Stand Watie Elementary
  • Telstar Elementary
  • Van Buren Elementary
  • W Nichols Hills Elementary
  • Wheeler Elementary
  • Willow Brook Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary

Finally, here are the schools with a start time of 9:10 a.m. and an end time of 4 p.m.

  • Classen SAS
  • Capitol Hill Elementary
  • Cleveland Elementary
  • Horace Mann Elementary
  • Kaiser Elementary
  • Twain Elementary
  • Westwood Elementary
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Rogers Middle School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Taft Middle School
  • Webster Middle School

...Also, see the Guide to Back to School in Oklahoma City for information on start dates, uniform requirements, back to school shopping, immunizations, school lunches and more.

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