School Start and Release Times for 2022-23

  • School start and release times will change for all elementary, middle, and high schools beginning with the 2022-23 school year. The new times begin in August 2022. Elementary schools will begin at 8:10 a.m. and release at 3:45 p.m. Middle and high schools will begin at 7:15 a.m. and release at 2:50 p.m. The decision to change times comes after consultation with the Board of Trustees and receiving feedback from New Caney ISD parents, students, and staff.  

    Start and Release Times Beginning 2022-23 School Year

    • Elementary Schools | 8:10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Middle Schools | 7:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
    • High Schools | 7:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

    Reasons for the Changes

    1. Safety - Older (secondary) siblings can be at home to meet their younger (elementary) siblings when the bus drops them off at the end of the day.
    2. Safety - Younger (elementary) students will not be waiting for the bus as early in the morning.
    3. Consistency - All grade levels will have the same number of instructional minutes (455) in their school day. This builds three days of cushion into the schedule for potential unforeseen closures.
    4. Continuity - Students involved in extracurricular activities will miss less class time at the end of the school day as a result of having to leave for events.
    5. Continuity - Secondary campuses will have fewer classes to cover later in the day due to staff leaving to travel with students involved in extracurricular events.