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KCPS Start Times Will Stay the Same for 2022-23

After careful consideration, KCPS will keep all school and program start times the same for the 2022-23 school year. Bell times are as follows:

  • Tier 1 (7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.): Central High School, East High School, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Lincoln Middle School, Northeast High School, Paseo Academy and Southeast High School
  • Tier 2 (8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.): Border Star Montessori, Central Middle School, Garfield Elementary, Gladstone Elementary, Hartman Elementary, Holliday Montessori, King Elementary, James Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Northeast Middle, Pitcher Elementary, Primitivo Garcia Elementary, Trailwoods Elementary, Troost Elementary and Whittier Elementary

  • Tier 3 (9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.): African-Centered College Prep Lower Campus, Banneker Elementary, Carver Elementary, Hale Cook Elementary, Faxon Elementary, Foreign Language Academy, Rogers Elementary, Melcher Elementary, Phillis Wheatley Elementary, Success Academy at Knotts, Wendell Phillips Elementary

  • Special programs (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.): Richardson Early Learning Center, Woodland Early Learning Center, Success Academy at Anderson

LINC provides high-quality before- and after-school care at KCPS elementary schools. This service is available from 7 a.m. until classes start and from the end of school until 6 p.m. Enrollment will be handled by LINC coordinators at each site. Learn more at

KCPS will continue its review of school start times as part of our Blueprint 2030 future planning process. We look forward to continued conversation with our community about school schedules that work well for students, families and staff.