What is the compulsory school age?

State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies

What is the compulsory school age?

June 2018


This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
 

What is the compulsory school age? Citations
Alabama Age 6 Ala. Code § 16-28-3
Alaska Age 7 Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.30.010
Arizona Age 6 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-802
Arkansas Age 5 Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-201
California Age 6 Cal. Educ. Code § 48200
Colorado Age 6 on or before August 1 Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-33-104
Connecticut Age 5 Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 10-184
Delaware Age 5 on or before August 31 Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 2702
District of Columbia Age 5 on or before September D.C. Code Ann. § 38-202
Florida Age 6 by February 1st Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1003.21
Georgia Age 6 Ga. Code Ann. § 20-2-690.1
Hawaii Age 5 on or before July 31 Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 302A-1132
Idaho Age 7 by first day of school Idaho Code Ann. § 33-202
Illinois Age 6 on or before September 1 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/26-1
Indiana Age 7 Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-2-6
Iowa Age 6 by September 15
*Children enrolled in preschool programs (4 years old on or before September 15) are considered to be of compulsory school attendance age.
Iowa Code Ann. § 299.1A
Kansas Age 7 Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-3120
Kentucky Age 6 by August 1 Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 158.030
Louisiana Age 7 La. Stat. Ann. § 17:221
Maine Age 7 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A, § 5001-A
Maryland Age 5 Md. Code Ann., Educ. § 7-301
Massachusetts Age 6 603 Mass. Code Regs. 8.02
Michigan Age 6 by December 1 Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1561
Minnesota Age 7 Minn. Stat. Ann. § 120A.22
Mississippi Age 6 on or before September 1 Miss. Code. Ann. § 37-13-91
Missouri Age 7 Mo. Ann. Stat. § 167.031
Montana Age 7 by the first day of school Mont. Code Ann. § 20-5-102
Nebraska Age 6 by January 1 Neb. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 79-201
Nevada Age 7 Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.040
New Hampshire Age 6 N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193:1
New Jersey Age 6 N.J. Admin. Code § 18A:38-25
New Mexico Age 5 by September 1 N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-1-2
New York Age 6 N.Y. Educ. Law § 3205
North Carolina Age 7 N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-378
North Dakota Age 7 N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-20-01
Ohio Age 6 Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3321.01
Oklahoma Age 5 Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 10-105
Oregon Age 6 Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 339.010
Pennsylvania Age 8 24 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 13-1326
Rhode Island Age 6 on or before September 1 16 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-19-1
South Carolina Age 5 before September 1st S.C. Code Ann. § 59-65-10
South Dakota Age 6 S.D. Codified Laws § 13-27-1
Tennessee Age 6 Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-3001;
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-3005
Texas Age 6 Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 25.085
Utah Age 6 Utah Code Ann. § 53A-11-101
Vermont Age 6 Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1121
Virginia Age 5 on or before September 30 Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-254
Washington Age 8 Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.225.010
West Virginia Age 6 prior to September 1 W. Va. Code Ann. § 18-8-1a
Wisconsin Age 6 Wis. Stat. Ann. § 118.15
Wyoming Age 7 on or before September 15 Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-4-102

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