Houston ISD School Holidays

2019

  • August 26 – First Day of School for HISD / Rice
  • September 2 – Labor Day
  • October 9 – Fall Holiday
  • November 25 – 29 – Thanksgiving

Winter Break

  • December 23 – January 3, 2020

2020

  • January 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • March 16 – 20 – HISD Spring Break
  • April 10 – HISD Spring Holiday
  • May 25 – Memorial Day
  • May 29 – Last Day of School for HISD

K12 School Applications & Testing

2019

  • November 16 – Popular ISEE Test Date 1
  • December 6 – HISD Magnet School Application Deadline
  • December 13 – Common Private School Deadline

2020

  • January 11 – Popular ISEE Test Date 2
  • January 17 – Common Private School Deadline
  • January 30 – HISD Application Magnet Status Available
  • February 13 – HISD Magnet Offer Deadline to Accept
  • February 8 – Last Duke TIP ACT Date
  • March 13 – Most Private School Application Status Available

View more ISEE test dates and locations

College Applications & Testing

2019

  • August 24 – SAT
  • September 14 – ACT
  • October 5 – SAT
  • October 16, 19, or 30 – PSAT (Juniors)
  • October 26 – ACT
  • November 1 – Common Early Decision Deadline
  • November 2 – SAT
  • December 7 – SAT (Last Date for Seniors)
  • December 14 – ACT (Last Date for Seniors)​​

2020

  • January 1 – Common Regular Decision Deadline
  • February 8 – ACT
  • March 14 – SAT
  • April 4 – ACT
  • April 28 – SAT for HISD Juniors Only
  • May 1 – Common Deadline to Accept College Offer of Admission
  • May 2 – SAT
  • June 6 – SAT
  • June 13 – ACT
  • July 18 – ACT

These dates were accurate on August 1, 2019