2017-18 School Calendar: ENGLISH | SPANISH
Developing Crowley ISD’s school calendar is a collaborative
process and takes several months to finalize. Prior to approval by the School
Board, input is gathered from parents, teachers, principals, district
administrators, and the District-Wide Education Improvement Council
This FAQ is intended to provide insight regarding important calendar dates and
answers to questions about the development and adoption of Crowley ISD’s school
When are the first
and last days of school?
Tuesday, Aug. 22,
2017 is the first day of school. Friday, May 25, 2018 is the last day of school.
Crowley ISD has become a District of Innovation which gives us more flexibility
in creating our calendar and deciding on start and end dates to best serve our
When does the first
The first semester
ends Dec. 21, 2017. This will allow students to take semester exams prior
to Winter Break at the recommendation of high school and middle school
teachers, principals, parents and DWEIC.
What happens on
early release days?
The District has
scheduled four early release days for Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade to allow for
crucial staff development training and collaboration time (Oct. 6, Dec. 21, Feb. 16 and May 25). Early release times are 11:35 a.m. for elementary,
12:05 p.m. for intermediate and middle school, and 12:40 p.m. for high school.
In addition, high school students will have early release on Dec. 20 and
May 24 to study for semester exams.
What are the school start/end times?
See chart below.
Elementary, intermediate and middle school students will go to school longer
each day in 2017-18 to allow for the school year to end before Memorial Day.
High school times remain unchanged.
(This school year)
(Next school year)
| Elementary School
|| 7:35 – 2:50
|| 7:35 – 2:56
| Intermediate/Middle School
|| 8:05 – 3:30
|| 8:05 – 3:35
| High School
|| 8:40 – 4:10
|| 8:40 – 4:10
Why are there no
bad weather makeup days included on the calendar?The Texas Education
Agency requires school calendars to include two bad weather makeup days or 840
minutes. These bad weather makeup minutes are built into the regular
instructional minutes during the school year, so no additional makeup days are
How can I find
state testing dates for my child?
State testing dates
(STAAR and End of Course Assessments) can be found by grade/subject level on
the Texas Education Agency’s website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/calendars/
When will high
school graduations be held?
Dates for CHS and NCHS
graduations will be announced when facilities for the ceremonies have been
How does this
school calendar compare with other local school districts?
Crowley ISD coordinates with other surrounding districts,
including Fort Worth ISD, in developing a school calendar in an effort to
ensure we have similar start/end dates and the same major holidays as possible.
Other calendar questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org