Total School Days
Total number of days in which the school provides at least 5 hours of instruction to students
This graph shows the total number of days in which the school provided at least 5 hours of instruction during the school year. District and state data is included for comparison.
The minimum legal length for an Illinois public school's year is 176 days. The number of actual calendar days varies from district to district. Districts that increase total school days have more time to improve students' learning experience inside and/or outside their academic interests. The effect of a longer school year depends on how a school utilizes the additional time.