When is the last day of school in Florida? Summer vacation starts soon: A list of dates by county (2024)

When is school out in Florida?

For most students, school will end before the Memorial Day holiday on May 27. Others, though, will return to the classroom for some or all of the rest of the week.

Students in Hamilton County have already started their summer vacations; school ended May 17.

Students in 40 out of Florida's 67 counties will see school end this week.

For students in two Florida school districts, the 2023-2024 school year runs into June.

When is the last day of school in Florida?

Here's when the 2023-2024 school year ends for students in each Florida county:

Later start times coming to Florida schools

In May 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law a requirement for later start times for middle and high schools throughout Florida.

The law prevents middle schools from beginning the “instructional day” earlier than 8 a.m., while high schools will be barred from starting the school day before 8:30 a.m.

The later start times will be required by the 2026-2027 school year.The law gave school districts three years to develop plans to implement the changes to the earlier times.

When is the earliest date Florida schools can start?

HB733 stated the opening day of schools may not be any earlier than Aug. 10.

When does the 2024-2025 school year start in Florida?

Almost every Florida school will start the 2024-2025 school year on the first possible date — Aug. 12 — after Aug. 10, which falls on a Saturday this year.

Florida back-to-school sales tax holiday

A 14-day back-to-school sales tax holiday is proposed from July 29 to Aug. 11, 2024, for clothing, footwear, and backpacks costing $100 or less, school supplies costing $50 or less, learning aids costing $30 or less, and personal computers or computer-related accessories, including non-recreational software, costing $1,500 or less.

When is the last day of school in Florida? Summer vacation starts soon: A list of dates by county (2024)
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