How many weeks are in a school year in the United States?

The number weeks  in a school year is 36 (180 days) but varies from state and school district, the type of school system ,total class hour per subject. That is why you see questions like this poping up

how many weeks in a school year california?
how many weeks in a school year in michigan?
how many weeks in a school year florida?
how many weeks are in a school year in new york?
how many weeks in a school year in texas?
how many weeks in a college school year?
how many weeks in a school year in nj?

In this blog post we will talk about:-

How Many Weeks Are There in the Average K-12 School Year in the US?

Traditionally in Public K-12 Schools In the United States, 36 weeks is the general standard – which amounts to 180 days in a school year. i.e. (180+ varying by state)

But this might not be the case in some private and charter schools with much longer session

Limited budgets is the most important factors that affect the numbers of weeks are in a school year in the U.S. – which after some states to lower theirs to as low as 32 weeks (160 days) or as high as 40 weeks (200 days)

How many weeks are in a school year for colleges and universities in the U.S.?

The length of the academic year for student in secondary schools (colleges) and universities also varies in the school system the are running and the total class hour per subject.

  1. Quarter System has a 33 weeks of instruction, including exams, in a year.
  2. Semester system has a 28 to 30 weeks of instruction, including exams but not including mid-semester/Mid term breaks, in a year.

That said, Schools in the United State for years typically run a minimum of 36 week school year or a 180 day academic session not including mid term / mid session break during spring and fall. This is a standard in the state education board which denotes the time ( hours ) it takes students / teacher to completely an academic curriculum.

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