Every year, the first day of school is like a fresh start. Backpacks are brand new, pencils are sharpened to a point and friends greet each other with excitement. Whether your student attends an East Texas elementary school, middle school, high school or university campus, here's when they need to arrive for their first class.

Tyler Independent School District

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 20, 2018.

  • Elementary schools start at 7:50 in the morning and the dismissal bell rings at 3:10 p.m. Middle school campuses meet from 8:25 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • High school starts at 8:15 a.m. and dismisses at 4 p.m.
  • The Career and Technology Center starts at 8:07 and dismisses at 3:45.
  • Early College High School (ECHS) meets from 8:05-3:45 Monday through Thursday and starts a minute early on Fridays.

Attendance zones have changed for the 2018-2019 school year. If you're not sure where your child should attend, click here or call Tyler ISD at (903)262-1017.

Bullard Independent School District

The first day of school for Bullard students is Wednesday, August 22. Early Childhood classes start at 7:45. Elementary classes start at 7:50 a.m. All other campuses start at 7:55.

Whitehouse ISD

The first day of school in Whitehouse is Tuesday, August 21. Start times have changed for this school year. Elementary schools and Holloway 6th Grade School start at 7:55. The Junior High and High School both start at 7:50.

Longview ISD

If you're a Longview student, you don't have to start until the end of the month on Monday, August 27. However, once school starts elementary students begin learning at 7:30 a.m. Middle school classes start at 7:45 and Longview High starts at 8:15.

Brownsboro ISD

If your child attends in Chandler or Brownsboro, classes start August 20. Elementary campuses start at 7:50. Intermediate, Junior High and High school students should be in class before the bell rings at  8 a.m.

College/University Start Dates

Tyler Junior College's Online Registration closes Sunday, August 26 and fall classes begin Monday, August 27.

The University of Texas at Tyler has new student orientation from August 16-24. Classes start for all students on August 27.

Texas College's registration for new and transfer students is August 16 and 17. Returning students registration is August 20. Fall classes begin August 22.


Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments and we'll add to this list. Cheers to a great school year!

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