School Zone Signals

Engineering Director

W. Harold Cannon, Jr., P.E.
hcannon@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 475
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 website 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 (7:45 AM-2:45 PM)
ON
7:05 AM
ON
2:40 PM
OFF
7:50
AM
OFF
3:25 PM
Half day of school (7:45 AM-11:15 AM)
ON
7:05 AM
ON
11:10 AM
OFF
7:50 AM
OFF
11:55 AM
Vine Middle 
School
Full day of school (8:00 AM-3:00 PM)
ON
7:20 AM
ON
2:55 PM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
3:40 PM
Half day of school (8:00 AM-11:45 AM)
ON
7:20 AM
ON
11:40 AM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
12:25 PM
Middle
and
High
Schools
Full day of school (8:30 AM-3:30 PM)
ON
7:50 AM
ON
3:25 PM
OFF
8:35 AM
OFF
4:10 PM
Half day of school (8:30 AM-12:00 PM)
ON
7:50 AM
ON
11:55 AM
OFF
8:35 AM
OFF
12:40 PM


Apostolic Christian School 


Full day of school (8:30 AM- 3:00 PM)
ON
7:50 AM
ON
2:40 PM
OFF
8:35 AM
OFF
3:25 PM
Half day of school (8:30 AM-11:30 AM)
ON
7:50 AM
ON
11:25 AM
OFF
8:35 AM
OFF
12:10 PM
Half day of school (8:30 AM-11:00 AM)
ON
7:50 AM
ON
10:55AM
OFF
8:35 AM
OFF
11:40 AM


Austin-East High School


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


Bearden High School 

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


Catholic High School

Full day of school (8:05 AM-3:05 PM)
ON
7:05 AM
ON
2:40 PM
OFF
7:50 AM
OFF
3:25 PM
Half day of school (from 8:05 AM-11:30 AM)
ON
7:20 AM
ON
11:25 AM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
12:10 PM
Half day of school (8:05 AM-12:40 PM)
ON
7:20 AM
ON
11:25 AM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
12:10 PM
Half day of school (8:05 AM-12:00 PM)
ON
7:20 AM
ON
11:55 AM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
12:40 PM


Emerald Academy

Full day of school (8:00 AM-4:00 PM )
 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
ON
7:20 AM
ON
3:55 PM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
4:40 PM
School dismissed at 2:30 PM on Wednesdays 
Wednesday
 ON
7:20 AM
ON
2:25 PM 
 OFF
8:05 AM
 OFF
3:10 PM
Half day of school (8:00 AM-11:15AM)
ON
7:20 AM
ON
11:10 AM
OFF
8:05 AM
OFF
11:50 AM


Fulton High School

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


Garden Montessori School

Full day of school (8:30 AM-3:00 PM)
ON
7:30 AM
ON
3:00 PM
OFF
8:30 AM
OFF
4:00 PM
Half day of school (8:30 AM-11:35 AM)
ON
7:50 AM
ON
11:30 AM
OFF
8:30 AM
OFF
12:45 PM


Richard Yoakley School

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


Ridgedale School

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


Sacred Heart Cathedral School 

Full day of school (7:30 AM-2:45 PM)
 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
ON
7:15 AM
ON
2:40 PM
OFF
8:00 AM
OFF
3:25PM
 Wednesday
ON
7:15 AM 
ON
1:55 PM 
OFF
8:00 AM 
 OFF
3:00 PM
Half day of school (7:55 AM-11:30 AM)
ON
7:15 AM
ON
11:25 AM
OFF
8:00 AM
OFF
12:25 PM
Special dismissal at 1:00 PM (7:30 AM-1:00 PM)
ON
7:15 AM
ON
12:55 PM
OFF
8:00 AM
OFF
1:55 PM


Stanford Eisenburg Knoxville Jewish Day School

Full day of school (8:00 AM-3:30 PM)
ON
7:05 AM
ON
3:25 PM
OFF
8:15 AM
OFF
4:10 PM
Half day of school (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)
ON
7:30 AM
ON
11:55 AM
OFF
8:15 AM
OFF
12:40 PM


St. Joseph School

Full day of school (7:55 AM-3:05 PM )
ON
7:05 AM
ON
2:40 PM
OFF
7:50 AM
OFF
3:25 PM
Half day of school (7:55 AM-11:30 AM)
ON
7:05 AM
ON
11:25 AM
OFF
7:50 AM
OFF
12:10 PM