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When is the first day of school 2016? Classes start dates for Oxford, Lafayette, Atlanta, Nashville, Mountain Brook, Shelby County, Tupelo

Gone are the days when school started the end of August or after Labor Day.

So even though the days are still stifling hot school days are just around the corner.

When is the first day of school 2016? We’ve got a roundup of Oxford, Lafayette and other regional schools to help give some perspective of when the South cranks back up for the business of educating students:

Lafayette County Schools start on Friday, August 5.

Oxford City Schools start on Monday, August 8. (Get your supply lists here.)

Tupelo Public Schools on Wednesday, August 3 (yes, they start that early)

Mountain Brook, Alabama Thursday, August 11.

Atlanta Public Schools, Wednesday, August 3 (more early birds)

Nashville Public Schools (Davidson), Wednesday, August 3 (half day only)

Shelby County Public Schools, Monday, August 8.