Harris County School Districts Comprehensive Calendar

  • Harris County Department of Education compiles the Harris County School Districts Comprehensive Calendar, listing all 25 county school districts' holidays and beginning and end dates. 

    Key dates for the 2023–2024 school year:

    • The first day of school begins as early as Aug. 7 (Crosby ISD, New Caney ISD) and as late as Aug. 28 (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston ISD). Most districts begin school on Aug. 9.
    • Crosby ISD will have a 4-day instructional week (Fridays will be student holidays) through mid-April.
    • Thanksgiving break will be observed Nov. 20–24 by all districts, except for New Caney ISD, which will observe the holiday Nov. 17–24.
    • Winter break begins as early as Dec. 18 in some districts and ends as late as Jan. 9 for others. 
    • Most districts will observe spring break from March 11–15.
    • Staff workdays and other holidays differ.
    • Districts will wrap up the school year between May 22 and June 5.

    Each district’s complete calendars can be viewed at hcde-texas.org/district-calendars

    Note: HCDE provides the compilation of district calendars as a public service. We are not responsible for changes in district calendars. Please consult your local school district for additional details concerning holidays/staff workdays, etc.

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