All Madison Metropolitan School District schools open on Tuesday, September 2nd for the 2014-15 school year and school lunches begin on that date.  All elementary students began classes September 2nd.  Only 6th graders and 9th graders report on September 2nd.

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

Parents 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 Monday's dismissal schedule on September 2 and 3 (1:05 p.m. or 1:50 p.m.)

September 2, 2014 is the first day of 4K AM classes only.  PM classes begin September 4.  4K site schedules (early and late) can be found here.

The following schools start at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss students at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. Every Monday these schools start at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss students at 1:05 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 3:22 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. Every Monday these schools start at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss students at 1:50 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 graders attend school on September 2nd. All other middle school students will begin September 3rd.

* Early Release Mondays - Middle and high school students will be released early on most Mondays for teacher collaboration 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/high school students are below. For more information on teacher collaboration planning time and specific dates click here.
  Starting TimesDismissal TimesEarly Release
Badger Rock 8:25 a.m. 3:25 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
Black Hawk 7:35 a.m. 2:47 p.m. 1:47 p.m.
Cherokee 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
Hamilton 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
Jefferson 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
O'Keeffe 7:35 a.m. 2:47 p.m. 1:47 p.m.
Sennett 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
Sherman 7:35 a.m. 2:47 p.m. 1:47 p.m.
Spring Harbor 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
Toki 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
Whitehorse 7:35 a.m. 2:37 p.m. 1:37 p.m.
Wright 8:13 a.m. 3:23 p.m. 2:19 p.m.

High Schools

NOTE: Only 9th graders attend school on September 2nd. All other high school students will begin September 3rd.

* Early Release Mondays - Middle and high school students will be released early on most Mondays for teacher collaboration planning time. For more information on teacher collaboration planning time and specific dates click here.
  Starting TimesDismissal TimesEarly Release
East 8:15 a.m. 3:34 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
La Follette 8:18 a.m. 3:34 p.m. 2:22 p.m.
Memorial 8:14 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 2:31 p.m.
West 8:12 a.m. 3:36 p.m. 2:34 p.m.
Shabazz  8:45 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.