In the United States every state public k12 & charter schools have a similar amount of required school days & weeks in a school year where teacher instruction is delivered to students and extra days for teacher & support staff training. Each US state and sometimes districts set the required school student taught days & weeks per year with different total days by level of grade.
USA public schools in 50 states have between 160-186 days minimum student teaching each year varying from district, state & child’s age, with 32-36 weeks school year over a 5 day week Monday to Friday from August to June (9 months).
US states minimum & maximum school instruction days & weeks
State with fewest minimum school days is Colorado 160 over 32 week’s academic year, 5 day per week. 3 states have the most amount of school taught days each year Illinois 176-185 days, North Carolina 185 days, Kansas 181-186 days.
United States school teaching days in 2020 have different requirements by state. Factors that vary the schools choice of days & weeks teaching each year depend on the state location, district or public or charter school.
How many school days in a year? Many of the US 50 states have an average of 35-36 weeks school year, 175-180 days over 9 months academic year.
How many weeks are in a school year USA?
In 2020 29 states and District of Columbia have a minimum requirement 180 school days in a year giving 36 weeks school student tuition 5 days a week.
Minimum school days required each year is set by the local school board of education or each city in Idaho, Montana, Ohio, South Dakota.
How long is a school year in United States? Charter and state public schools teach from 32-26 weeks August to June the following year.
Some US states have a school year in hours measurement instead of days and weeks each academic year: Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, Texas & Wisconsin.
Minimum School Teaching Days Year by US State
|State||State Minimum School Days in Year|
|Delaware||Hours requirement only|
|District of Columbia||180 days|
|Idaho||School districts decide days|
|Kansas||186 days grades 1 to 11|
181 days grades 12
|Minnesota||165 days grades 1 to 11|
|Missouri||Hours requirement only|
|Montana||School districts decide days|
|Nebraska||Hours requirement only|
|New Hampshire||180 days|
|New Jersey||180 days|
|New Mexico||Hours requirement only|
|New York||180 days|
|North Carolina||185 days|
|North Dakota||Hours requirement only|
|Ohio||School districts decide days|
|Oregon||Hours requirement only|
|Rhode Island||180 days|
|South Carolina||180 days|
|South Dakota||School districts decide days|
|Texas||Hours requirement only|
|West Virginia||180 days|
|Wisconsin||Hours requirement only|