School Begins for Grades 4K-5, Grade 6 and Grade 9 on Tuesday, September 4th, and there will be no school for grades 7, 8, 10, 11 or 12. All middle & high schools will open on Wednesday, September 5th, and there is Early Release for Elementary K-5, 4K PM and Early Childhood PM ONLY (at 1:10 or 1:55pm).

The regular starting and dismissal times for each school are listed below. 

Families should note:

  • Elementary schools are dismissed early each Monday
  • Middle and high schools are released one hour early on each Monday during a full week of school (La Follette's dates will vary)

Elementary Schools

Note: All elementary schools (grades K-5) will follow the early dismissal schedule on Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th (1:10 p.m. or 1:55 p.m.)

4K site schedules (early and late) can be found here.

The following schools start at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss students at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. Every Monday these schools start at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss students at 1:10 p.m.

  • Emerson
  • Falk
  • Franklin
  • Glendale
  • Hawthorne
  • Lapham
  • Leopold
  • Lowell
  • Marquette
  • Mendota
  • Randall
  • Stephens

The following schools start at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss students at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. Every Monday these schools start at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss students at 1:55 p.m.

  • Allis
  • Chavez
  • Crestwood
  • Elvehjem
  • Gompers
  • Huegel
  • Kennedy
  • Lake View
  • Lincoln
  • Lindbergh
  • Midvale
  • Muir
  • Nuestro Mundo
  • Olson 
  • Orchard Ridge
  • Sandburg
  • Schenk
  • Shorewood
  • Thoreau
  • Van Hise


Middle Schools

NOTE: Only 6th grade students attend middle school on September 4th. All other middle school students will begin September 5th.

* Early Release Mondays - Middle and high school students will be released early on most Mondays for teacher collaboration and planning time. Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR) will offer free programs at the schools for middle school students on the early release dates. Early release dates for middle and high school students are below. For more information on teacher collaboration planning time and specific dates click here.
  Starting Times Dismissal Times Early Release
Badger Rock 8:25 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Black Hawk 7:35 a.m. 2:47 p.m. 1:47 p.m.
Cherokee 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Hamilton 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Jefferson 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
O'Keeffe 7:35 a.m. 2:52 p.m. 1:52 p.m.
Sennett 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Sherman 7:35 a.m. 2:47 p.m. 1:47 p.m.
Spring Harbor 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Toki 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Whitehorse 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Wright 8:13 a.m. 3:24 p.m. 2:24 p.m.

High Schools 

NOTE: Only 9th grade students attend high school on September 4th. All other high school students will begin September 5th.

* Early Release Mondays - Middle and high school students will be released early on most Mondays for teacher collaboration and planning time. For more information on teacher collaboration planning time and specific dates click here.
Starting Times Dismissal Times Early Release
East 8:15 a.m. 3:39 p.m. 2:31 p.m.
La Follette 8:16 a.m. 3:39 p.m. 2:27 p.m.
Memorial 8:14 a.m. 3:40 p.m. 2:35 p.m.
West 8:10 a.m. 3:41 p.m. 2:39 p.m.
Shabazz  8:45 a.m. 3:20 p.m. 2:20 p.m.