School Start & End Dates: 2019-2020 Academic Year Calendars for LA County Schools

Start and Finish Dates for Schools in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, & More LA County

Summer vacation ain't what it used to be. The majority of SoCal school districts now opt for an August start date, with vanishingly few stragglers sticking with the old-school, post-Labor Day start. And beware assuming that school starts and finishes roughly when it did last year, because schedules seem to change all the time. 2020 is a leap year, and that extra day may impact the school calendar as well.

This year Alhambra is first out of the gate, leading the back-to-school race with a pool-party-pooper start date of August 9; but in a radical change of course, Torrance goes from last man standing to a late August start. Hermosa Beach is now the only district on our list with a September start date, with classes beginning on September 5. 

Wondering where your district fits in, and how much time you have left for these 50 Free Things To Do in Summer? Bookmark our list below with start and finish dates for the 2019-2020 school year all over LA County. And if what you read makes you wonder about what other school options are available to you, maybe our school guide can help.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD):  August 20, 2019 – June 12, 2020 

ABC Unified School District: August 23/26 - June 9/10
Alhambra Unified School District:  August 9 - May 29
Arcadia Unified School District:   August 14/15 - June 3 
Baldwin Park Unified School District:  August 15 - June 4 
Bellflower Unified School District: August 15- June 3
Beverly Hills Unified School District:  August 12 - June 3
Burbank Unified School District:  August 12 - May 21
Compton Unified School District:  August 15 - June 5
Conejo Valley Unified School District:  August 21 - June 11/12 
Culver City Unified School District:  August 22- June 12
Downey Unified School District:  August 14 - May 29
Duarte Unified School District:   August 12 - end date not confirmed
El Segundo Unified School District August 28- June 12
Glendale Unified School District:  August 21 - June 10 
Hermosa Beach City School District:  September 5 - June 22
La Canada Unified School District:  August 15 - June 3
Las Virgenes Unified School District:  August 21 - June 10 
Long Beach Unified School District: August 28 - June 11
Manhattan Beach Unified School District:  August 21 - June 11
Monrovia Unified School District:  August 14 - June 3 
Montebello Unified School District: August 19 - June 11
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District August 15 - June 2 
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District: August 28- June 11 
Pasadena Unified School District:  August 12 - May 28
Paramount Unified School District:  August 21 - June 11 
Redondo Beach Unified School District:  August 21 - June 10 
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District:  August 22 - June 10 
South Pasadena Unified School District: August 15 - June 5 
Torrance Unified School District:  August 26 - June 11
West Covina Unified School District:  August 15 - June 5
William S. Hart Union High School District: August 13 - June 4

2019/2020 Calendars not yet available for the following districts:
Inglewood School District: dates not yet available

 

Note:  Where two dates are listed it's because there are different dates for the elementary and HS students.