Here’s The List Of Adjusted Start And Dismissal Times For Escambia County Schools

July 23, 2021

The Escambia County School District has provided a list detailing the start and dismissal times for every school in the county, many of which were adjusted due a shortage of bus drivers.

The longest adjustment times are approximately 35 minutes, with other schools having smaller adjustments of 15 minutes or less. The district announced the changes Wednesday and provided the list to Thursday afternoon.

Here are the 2021-2022 school year start and dismissal times for every Escambia County School District school:


7:10 a.m. until 1:25 p.m. (11:35 a.m. early release)

  • Ensley Elementary
  • Global Learning Academy
  • L.D. McArthur Elementary
  • Longleaf Elementary
  • Montclair Elementary
  • Navy Point Elementary
  • Oakcrest Elementary
  • O.J. Semmes Elementary
  • Scenic Heights Elementary
  • West Pensacola Elementary

7:35 a.m. until 1:50 p.m. (noon early release)

  • Beulah Elementary
  • Bratt Elementary
  • Hellen Caro Elementary
  • Molino Park Elementary

7:50 a.m. until 2:10 p.m. (12:20 p.m. early release)

  • Bellview Elementary
  • Blue Angels Elementary
  • Brentwood Elementary
  • Cook Elementary
  • Cordova Park Elementary
  • Ferry Pass Elementary
  • Holm Elementary
  • Jim Allen Elementary
  • Kingsfield Elementary
  • Lincoln Park Elementary
  • R. C. Lipscomb Elementary
  • Myrtle Grove Elementary
  • Pine Meadow Elementary
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary
  • Sherwood Elementary
  • A. K. Suter Elementary
  • Warrington Elementary
  • C. A. Weis Elementary


8:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (1:10 p.m. early release)

  • Brown Barge Middle School

9:05 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. (1:35 p.m. early release)

  • Ernest Ward Middle School

9:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m (2:10 p.m. early release)

  • Bailey Middle
  • Bellview Middle
  • Beulah Middle
  • Ferry Pass Middle
  • Ransom Middle
  • Workman Middle

9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m (2:10 p.m. early release)

  • Warrington Middle


8:25 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. (12:55 p.m. early release)

  • West Florida High

8:30 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. (1:20 p.m. early release)

  • Escambia High
  • Pensacola High
  • Pine Forest High
  • Tate High
  • Washington High

8:45 a.m. until 3:20 p.m. (1:10 p.m. early release)

  • Northview High


  • Hope Horizon Lakeview Center — 7:20 a.m. until 1:20 p.m.(noon early release)
  • Westgate Center — 7:50 a.m. until 2:10 p.m. (12:20 p.m. early release)
  • District Extended (times vary, early release at noon)
  • KAPS K-5/ Achieve 6-12 — 8:45 a.m. until 3:25 p.m. (2 p.m. early release)
  • Success Academy — 9 a.m. until 2:35 p.m. (12:30 p.m. early release)


15 Responses to “Here’s The List Of Adjusted Start And Dismissal Times For Escambia County Schools”

  1. Quit ya #!+(+N on July 27th, 2021 6:27 am

    @Robert Mortarelli , How u gon blame the school if your childs grades start failing, and claim it is bc school started 5 minutes early and the kids are tired. Here is another salution.. Be a parent and give the kids and earlier bedtime..!! We all have to adjust to things sometimes.. This is NOT that big a deal.. Just do what u need to keep the kids in school.. Safe and in school!

  2. David Huie Green on July 26th, 2021 10:29 pm

    When in trouble
    Or in doubt
    Run in circles
    Scream and shout.

    There are not enough qualified drivers willing to work for the school system for what the system is willing and able to pay. This is the reality.

    This means those we have will have to do more which will take more time. If you raised the pay to $20/hour tomorrow, I still doubt you would have enough come August 11.

    Nor does it matter because that WILL not happen. It’s funny that some think we just need to let the right official know. Maybe Governor DeSantis will call out the national guard? Deputies retasked to drive? That should be interesting. See how many seeking refuge in this country have CDL Class B with School endorsement?

    David for better realities

  3. M on July 25th, 2021 11:02 pm

    So in the past parents paid for before and after school care at a child care provider. I get that is expensive and not everyone can afford it. There are programs that have access to grants to help with cost. The other solution would be to get with another parent who can drop off in the morning maybe they work later. There is also the bus which picks up a lot earlier than school starts. There is a way to manage the madness involved. First way which another commenter stated is contact the school they may have a workable option for you.

  4. Calm Down Folks on July 25th, 2021 12:59 pm

    @ J….. 7:50 is the school start time which is only 5 minutes later than the normal start time for most elementary schools last year. Most school have early drop. We got a call from our school and we can drop off kids starting at 7:15 rather than 7:00. So yes some adjustments will need to be made. Call your school before jumping to conclusions that it will not work or your owed free childcare. What do you do with them in the afternoon?

  5. Ann on July 25th, 2021 12:53 am

    Santa Rosa County School Bus Drivers don’t work for the county they are contracted. They work for another company. So the district doesn’t pay them.

  6. Cindylou on July 24th, 2021 4:08 am

    Oh come on ,
    It’s the same reason many jobs are having difficulty finding workers

    Low Pay. Anything less than $15/hour is starvation/ poverty wages

    Pay a living wage for all jobs in America !!!!!! Everyone’s work is important

  7. Susan on July 23rd, 2021 9:28 pm

    @DP our school had a 7:20 start time anyways 10 minutes earlier is not going to make that much difference seems by the car line snaking out the parking lot the parents will be just fine with an earlier start time. Good excuse to send kids to bed early. Plenty of them could use the sleep instead of watching videos till midnight.

  8. Robert Martorelli on July 23rd, 2021 7:55 pm

    This is getting ridiculous. We as parents cant adjust our schedules to accommodate the school boards. This isn’t fair to the children that have to be up and at school before any other elementary. Yall need to figure this out becuase children need the right amount of sleep to get the a great education. My kids will not be going to school at 710 when other elementary schools get to start 40 minutes later. This is ridiculous. Seems like if you live in the easthill community yoir taken care of. Great job escmabia County. When my kids starts failing befuase they are tired everyday you deal with the problem and kids won’t focus. I’m going to reach out to Ron DeSantis with this info becuase all kids in elementary school shouldn’t have the right to start earlier than others.

  9. DP on July 23rd, 2021 6:35 pm

    J, 7:50 is 5 minutes later than the normal start time of 7:45, so no parent will care or need childcare. It’s the 7:10 parents that will suffer listening to their kids cry and complain about getting up crazy early.

  10. Jlb on July 23rd, 2021 4:32 pm

    J…school boards job to educate our children..impossible to work around all the parents work time. Personally I am more worried about the lack of discipline at some schools…an safty.

  11. J on July 23rd, 2021 3:53 pm

    Get rid of the stupid nicotine law and guarantee your lack of bus drivers will dissipate. Geographically many smoke in this area of the country. It’s a fact. I don’t smoke but feel that law is not helping the situation.

  12. More pay more drivers on July 23rd, 2021 3:25 pm

    So one big issue is the pay it’s not the only issue but it’s a big issue. Drivers make around $12.34 an hour start out while I’ve seen Santa Rosa county drivers make $15.26 or more. Driver put bup with a lot parents expecting you to do as they say and yelling at you. Students disrespecting you cause they know at the end of the day you can’t do anything accept write them up. The school staff just slapping them on the had and letting them go. Teachers thinking that they have say so over what you do. Other drivers who think there better than everyone. It’s not really about the smoking ban if your ant a job bad enough you would stop smoking. I do get the fact that it would open the hiring pool a little more though I’m just saying that it’s not the main factor as most are putting out. Please call and tell the school board that the drivers need more pay say $15/hr + they do deserve it. Heck all support staff should have better pay and benefits they want half your check or more for insurance every two weeks that is absurd.

  13. Marie on July 23rd, 2021 3:01 pm

    Why in the world would they offer free child care? Schools cannot be expected to accommodate parents work schedules.

  14. J on July 23rd, 2021 12:33 pm

    How exactly do you expect this to work when you have parents that have to be at work at 8 o’clock and you have a drop off at 7:50? Do these schools plan on having a early drop off or free before school care? Or is it gonna be too bad for the parents that actually have a job because the school board cannot get people to actually work because they refuse to pay them what the surrounding countries pay bus drivers? Come on kids and parents both have sacrificed enough without having a say.

  15. Bill on July 23rd, 2021 11:03 am

    Good luck to the teachers who will have to hold down the fort at Warrington Middle until 4:30. That last class is going to be brutal. If have a child that goes there I strongly recommend you demand a schedule change if he or she has a core class or reading at the end of the day.

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