2015-2016 School Calendar

In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the first semester begins Tuesday, Aug. 18 and ends Friday, Dec. 18 for winter recess. The second semester starts Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 and finishes Friday, June 10, 2016. In all, there are 180 days of instruction.

Key holidays:

  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 7
  • Veterans Day: Wednesday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 27
  • Winter Recess: Monday, Dec. 21 – Jan. 8, 2016
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
  • Presidents’ Day: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
  • Spring Recess: Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2016

Bell High School, the lone District school operating on a multi-track schedule, offers several starting and ending dates.

  • Track A
    Monday, Aug. 17 – Friday, Dec. 18
    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Track B
    Wednesday, July 1 – Tuesday, Sept. 29
    Thursday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Dec. 18
    Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 – Friday, March 25, 2016
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Track C
    Wednesday, July 1 – Friday, Aug. 14 
    Thursday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Dec. 18
    Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 – Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
    Monday, March 28, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Track D
    Wednesday, July 1 – Monday, Nov. 9 
    Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 – Friday, May 6, 2016

Holidays on the multi-track calendar:

  • Independence Day: Friday, July 3
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 7 Veterans Day: Wednesday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 27
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
  • President’s Day: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2016