2021-22 School Start Times
After 14 months of study and planning, Eden Prairie Schools finalized start and end times for schools, which go into effect for the 2021-22 school year.

Teens experience biological changes that affect their sleep patterns, making it more difficult for them to fall asleep early. Many research studies have shown that high school students experience better academic, emotional, psychological outcomes, and have fewer risk-taking behaviors, when they get adequate sleep.

The start and end times met all of the parameters outlined by the superintendent:
  • The length of school days exceed state minimums;
  • They aligned with research and the district Start and End Times Task Force recommendation;
  • They are fiscally responsible;
  • And they are operationally, and logistically, viable;
  • They maintain the district’s three-tier transportation system.

The new start times will be broadly communicated across all district and school communication between now and the start of the school year. Read more about the process to develop these times.