School Zone Signals

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
jhagerman@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2027

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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School zone signals (flashers) are installed on the basis of the safety of children walking to public schools. The flashers are timed to begin flashing 40 minutes before school starts and to stop flashing 5 minutes after school is in session each school day. The flashers are programmed to begin flashing 5 minutes before school ends and to stop flashing 40 minutes after school ends. Therefore, flash times will vary by type of school (elementary, elementary with kindergarten, middle, and high schools).

School zone speed limits on flashers are typically 15 mph less than the regular posted speed limit for a particular street. Go to the Knox County Schools Web site for the official school schedule. School flashers at private schools are paid for by the private school, but the Traffic Engineering Division provides maintenance and programming.

Knox County Schools

Elementary
Schools
Full day of school (from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:05 AM 7:50 AM 2:40 PM 3:25 PM
Half day of school (from 7:45 am to 11:15 am)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:05 AM 7:50 AM 11:10 AM 11:55 AM
Vine Middle 
School
Full day of school (from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:20 AM 8:05 AM 2:55 PM 3:40 PM
Half day of school (from 8:00 am to 11:45 am)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:20 AM 8:05 AM 11:40 AM 12:25 PM
Middle
and
High
Schools
Full day of school (from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 3:25 PM 4:10 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM

Apostolic Christian School 

Full day of school (from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 2:35 PM 3:40 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 10:45 am)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 10:40 AM 11:25 AM

Austin-East High School 

Full day of school (from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:20 AM 8:05 AM 3:55 PM 4:40 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:20 AM 8:05 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM

Bearden High School 

Full day of school (from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 3:25 PM 4:10 PM
Early Release (at 2:30 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 2:25 PM 4:10 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM

Catholic High School

Full day of school (from 8:05 am to 3:05 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:25 AM 8:10 AM 3:00 PM 3:45 PM
9:05 am Arrival (from 9:05 am to 3:05 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
8:25 AM 9:10 AM 3:00 PM 3:45 PM
9:30 am Dismissal (from 8:05 am to 9:30 am)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:25 AM 8:10 AM 9:25 AM 10:10 AM
11:30 am Dismissal (from 8:05 am to 11:30 am)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:25 AM 8:10 AM 11:25 AM 12:10 PM
12:00 noon Dismissal (from 8:05 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:25 AM 8:10 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM
12:50 pm Dismissal (from 8:05 am to 12:50 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:25 AM 8:10 AM 12:45 PM 1:30 PM

Fulton High School

Full day of school (from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 3:55 PM 4:40 PM
Early Release (at 2:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 1:55 PM 2:40 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM

Garden Montessori School

Full day of school (from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
8:00 AM 8:45 AM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
7:50 AM 8:35 AM 11:55 AM 1:10 PM

Richard Yoakley School

Full day of school (from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
8:50 AM 9:35 AM 3:55 PM 4:40 PM
Half day of school (from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
8:50 AM 9:35 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM

Ridgedale School 

Full day of school (from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF
8:50 AM 9:35 AM 3:55 PM 4:40 PM
Half day of school (from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
ON OFF ON OFF
8:50 AM 9:35 AM 11:55 AM 12:40 PM

Sacred Heart Cathedral School 

Full day of school (from 7:55 am to 3:05 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF ON OFF
7:15 AM 8:00 AM 1:55 PM 2:40 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Grades K-4 Dismissal at 11:30 am (from 7:55 am to 11:30 am)
ON OFF ON OFF  
7:15 AM 8:00 AM 11:25 AM 12:30 PM
Grades K-4 Dismissal at 12:45 pm (from 7:55 am to 12:45 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF  
7:15 AM 8:00 AM 12:40 PM 1:40 PM
Grades 5-8 Dismissal at 11:50 am (from 7:55 am to 11:50 am)
ON OFF ON OFF  
7:15 AM 8:00 AM 11:25 AM 12:30 PM
Grades 5-8 Dismissal at 1:00 pm (from 7:55 am to 1:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF  
7:15 AM 8:00 AM 12:40 PM 1:40 PM
Special Dismissal at 1:00 pm (from 7:55 am to 1:00 pm)
ON OFF ON OFF  
7:15 AM 8:00 AM 12:55 PM 1:40 PM