Back-to-School Resource: HCDE Compiles 2019-2020 School Calendars from 25 Harris County Districts


August 12, 2019 by HCDE Communications


Key dates for the 2019-2020 school year for all 25 Harris County school districts are available through Harris County Department of Education’s comprehensive school district calendar.

Harris County Department of Education compiles the calendar each year which includes the school year’s beginning and end dates, holidays, and teacher workdays for multiple districts.

About half the districts return to school on Aug. 14 or 15. All public schools are back in session by Aug. 26, including the largest district in the state, Houston Independent School District.

Thanksgiving holidays are observed by all districts from Nov. 25-29 and winter break begins Dec. 20 in some schools and Dec. 23 in the remainder. All staff return to school in 2020 on Jan. 3.

Spring break is generally observed from March 9-13 or from March 16-20.

Staff workdays and other holidays vary from district to district. Classes end as early as May 21 (Alief, Katy and Pearland) or as late as June 3 (Huffman and Sheldon).

(The Harris County School Districts Calendar is published as a courtesy of HCDE.)

About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE is a unique, educational hybrid serving school districts, governmental agencies, nonprofits and the public in the third-largest county in the U.S. HCDE annually serves a quarter-million students and educators through schools for students with profound special needs; the largest adult education program in Texas; Head Start early childhood education; school-based therapy services; and afterschool programs. Educator professional development and certification, school safety, records management, and a purchasing cooperative are also provided. #SeeTheImpact at

One thought on “Back-to-School Resource: HCDE Compiles 2019-2020 School Calendars from 25 Harris County Districts

  1. Rosie says:

    Do you guys have the 2020-2021 Calendar available yet?

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