Are you curious about when you will graduate from high school? With this handy calculator, you can find out! Simply enter in your current grade and projected graduation year, and the calculator will do the rest. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

School Age and Grade Levels in the United States

In the United States, children typically begin kindergarten at age five. First grade usually starts at age six. Grade levels are then determined by a child’s age and not necessarily their ability. So, a first grader is typically six years old, a second grader is seven, and so on. Each year of school is called a grade.

High school generally starts at grade nine and ends at grade 12. So, if you’re in high school right now, you’re probably between 14-18 years old. The average high school graduation age in the US is 17 or 18.

There are a few exceptions to this rule. Some states have what’s called an early college high school where students can earn both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree at the same time. These programs typically last four years instead of the usual six.

There are also a few schools that offer a 13th year, also called post-secondary enrollment options or PSEO. This is an extra year of high school where students can take college classes and earn college credit.

How to Use the High School Graduation Calculator

To use this calculator, simply enter your current grade and the year you plan to graduate. Then, click on the “calculate” button. The calculator will do the rest!

If you’re not sure what grade you’re in or when you’ll graduate, don’t worry! The calculator can still be helpful. Just enter in the year you started high school and your expected graduation year. The calculator will automatically figure out what grade you’re in and how many years of high school you have left.

So, whether you’re a freshman wondering when you’ll graduate or a senior counting down the days, this calculator can help!

Note: This calculator is for estimation purposes only and does not guarantee your actual graduation date. Many factors, such as summer school, may affect your actual graduation date. Please consult with your high school counselor for more accurate information.

How Old Are You in Each School Grade?

If you want to know how old you are in each school grade, this chart can help! Just find your current age and see which grade level you’re in.

School Stage Grade Level Student Age
Preschool Pre-kindergarten 4 – 5 years old
Elementary Kindergarten 5 – 6 years old
Elementary 1st Grade 6 – 7 years old
Elementary 2nd Grade 7 – 8 years old
Elementary 3rd Grade 8 – 9 years old
Elementary 4th Grade 9 – 10 years old
Elementary 5th Grade 10 – 11 years old
Middle School 6th Grade 11 – 12 years old
Middle School 7th Grade 12 – 13 years old
Middle School 8th Grade 13 – 14 years old
High School 9th Grade (Freshman) 14 – 15 years old
High School 10th Grade (Sophomore) 15 – 16 years old
High School 11th Grade (Junior) 16 – 17 years old
High School 12th Grade (Senior) 17 – 18 years old

Kindergarten Age by State USA

In the United States, children typically begin kindergarten at age five. Here is a chart of kindergarten ages by state:

– Alabama: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Alaska: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Arizona: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Arkansas: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– California: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Colorado: Must be 5 years old by October 1st

– Connecticut: Must be 5 years old by December 31st

– Delaware: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

– District of Columbia: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

– Florida: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Georgia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Hawaii: Must be 5 years old on or before July 31st

– Idaho: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Illinois: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Indiana: Must be 5 years old on or before August 1st

– Iowa: Must be 5 years old on or before September 15th

– Kansas: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Kentucky: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

– Louisiana: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Maine: Must be 5 years old on or before October 15th

– Maryland: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Massachusetts: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Michigan: Must be 5 years old on or before December 1st

– Minnesota: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Mississippi: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Missouri: Must be 5 years old on or before July 1st

– Montana: Must be 5 years old on or before September 10th

– Nebraska: Must be 5 years old on or before August 1st

– Nevada: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– New Hampshire: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– New Jersey: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

– New Mexico: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– New York: Must be 5 years old on or before December 31st

– North Carolina: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

– North Dakota: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Ohio: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Oklahoma: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Oregon: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Pennsylvania: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Rhode Island: Must be 5 years old on or before December 31st

– South Carolina: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– South Dakota: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

– Tennessee: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Texas: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Utah: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Vermont: Must be 5 years old on or before January 1st

– Virginia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Washington: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

– West Virginia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Wisconsin: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Wyoming: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

School Age Requirements by State

State / District Kindergarten Age Kindergarten Mandatory Compulsory School Age
Alabama 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
Alaska 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 7
Arizona 5 yrs old before 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
Arkansas 5 yrs old by 1 Aug Yes In year child turns 5
California 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
Colorado 5 yrs old by 1 Oct No If 6 by 1st Aug
Connecticut 5 yrs old by 1 Jan Yes In year child turns 5
Delaware 5 yrs old by 31 Aug Yes If 5 by 31 Aug
District of Columbia 5 yrs old by 30 Sep Yes If 5 by 30 Sep
Florida 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No If 6 by 1st Feb
Georgia 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
Hawaii 5 yrs old by 31 Jul Yes If 5 by 31 Jul
Idaho 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No If 7 by first day of term
Illinois 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No If 6 by 1 Sep
Indiana 5 yrs old by 1 Aug No In year child turns 7
Iowa 5 yrs old by 15 Sep No If 6 by 15 Sep
Kansas 5 yrs old by 31 Aug No In year child turns 7
Kentucky 5 yrs old by 1 Aug No If 6 by 1 Aug
Louisiana 5 yrs old by 30 Sep Yes In year child turns 7
Maine 5 yrs old by 15 Oct No In year child turns 7
Maryland 5 yrs old by 1 Sep Yes In year child turns 5
Massachusetts 5 yrs old by 31 Aug No In year child turns 6
Michigan 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No If 6 by 1 Dec
Minnesota 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 7
Mississippi 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No If 6 by 1 Sep
Missouri 5 yrs old before 1 Aug No In year child turns 7
Montana 5 yrs old by 10 Sep No If 7 by first day of term
Nebraska 5 yrs old by 31 Jul No If 6 by 1 Jan
Nevada 5 yrs old by 30 Sep Yes In year child turns 7
New Hampshire 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
New Jersey 5 yrs old by 1 Oct No In year child turns 6
New Mexico 5 yrs old before 1 Sep Yes If 5 before 1 Sep
New York 5 yrs old by 1 Dec No In year child turns 6
North Carolina 5 yrs old by 31 Aug No In year child turns 7
North Dakota 5 yrs old before 1 Aug No In year child turns 7
Ohio 5 yrs old by 1 Aug Yes In year child turns 6
Oklahoma 5 yrs old by 1 Sep Yes In year child turns 5
Oregon 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
Pennsylvania 4 yrs 7 mths by start of school No In year child turns 8
Rhode Island 5 yrs old by 1 Sep Yes If 6 by 1 Sep
South Carolina 5 yrs old by 1 Sep Yes If 5 by 1 Sep
South Dakota 5 yrs old by 1 Sep Yes In year child turns 6
Tennessee 5 yrs old by 15 Aug Yes In year child turns 6
Texas 5 yrs old by 1 Sep No In year child turns 6
Utah 5 yrs old before 2 Sep No In year child turns 6
Vermont 5 yrs old by 31 Aug No In year child turns 6
Virginia 5 yrs old by 30 Sep Yes If 5 by 30 Sep
Washington 5 yrs old by 31 Aug No In year child turns 8
West Virginia 5 yrs old before 1 Sep Yes If 6 before 1 Sep
Wisconsin 5 yrs old by 1 Sep Yes In year child turns 6
Wyoming 5 yrs old by 15 Sep No If 7 before 15 Sep

States with Non-Standard Age Cut-Off 

Dates

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

The age requirements for kindergarten entry vary from state to state. Some states have a September 1st deadline, while others have a December 31st deadline.

Alaska: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Colorado: Must be 5 years old by October 1st

Connecticut: Must be 5 years old by December 31st

Delaware: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

District of Columbia: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

Florida: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Georgia: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Hawaii: Must be 5 years old by July 31st

Idaho: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Illinois: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Indiana: Must be 5 years old by August 1st

Iowa: Must be 5 years old by September 15th

Kansas: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

Kentucky: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

Louisiana: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

Maine: Must be 5 years old by October 15th

Maryland: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

– Massachusetts: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Michigan: Must be 5 years old on or before December 1st

– Minnesota: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Mississippi: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Missouri: Must be 5 years old on or before July 1st

– Montana: Must be 5 years old on or before September 10th

– Nebraska: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

– Nevada: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

– New Hampshire: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

– New Jersey: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

– New Mexico: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– New York: Must be 5 years old on or before December 31st

– North Carolina: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

– North Dakota: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Ohio: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Oklahoma: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Oregon: Must be 5 by September 1st

– Pennsylvania: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Rhode Island: Must be 5 years old on or before December 31st

– South Carolina: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– South Dakota: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

– Tennessee: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Texas: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Utah: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Vermont: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Virginia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

– Washington: Must be 5 years old between August 31st and December 31st

– West Virginia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Wisconsin: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

– Wyoming: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

School Age Requirements by State

States with Non-Standard Age Cut-Off Dates

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

In order to be eligible to attend kindergarten in the United States, your child must meet certain age requirements. These requirements vary from state to state, with some states having a September 1st deadline and others having a December 31st deadline. Here is a list of states and their specific age requirements for kindergarten entry:

Alaska: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Colorado: Must be 5 years old by October 1st

Connecticut: Must be 5 years old by December 31st

Delaware: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

District of Columbia: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

Florida: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Georgia: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Hawaii: Must be 5 years old by July 31st

Idaho: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Illinois: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Indiana: Must be 5 years old by August 1st

Iowa: Must be 5 years old by September 15th

Kansas: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

Kentucky: Must be 5

years old by October 1st

Louisiana: Must be 5 years old by September 30th

Maine: Must be 5 years old by October 15th

Maryland: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

Massachusetts: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Michigan: Must be 5 years old on or before December 1st

Minnesota: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Mississippi: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Missouri: Must be 5 years old on or before July 1st

Montana: Must be 5 years old on or before September 10th

Nebraska: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

Nevada: Must be 5 years old between September 2nd and December 31st

New Hampshire: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

New Jersey: Must be 5 years old on or before October 1st

New Mexico: Must be 5 years old by September 1st

New York: Must be 5 years old on or before Dece stream=”true” />ember 1st

North Carolina: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

North Dakota: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Ohio: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

Oklahoma: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Oregon: Must be 5 years old on or before September 10th

Pennsylvania: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Rhode Island: Must be 5 years old between September 2nd and December 31st

South Carolina: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

South Dakota: Must be 5 by September 1st

Tennessee: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

Texas: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Utah: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Vermont: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Virginia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 30th

Washington: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

West Virginia: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Wisconsin: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

Wyoming: Must be 5 years old between September 2nd and December 31st

As you can see, the age requirements for kindergarten entry vary from state to state. If you are unsure of what the requirements are in your specific state, you can contact your child’s school or the local school district office for more information.

In general, children must be five years old by a certain date in order to attend kindergarten in the United States. However, there are some states that have different age requirements. For example, in Colorado, children must be five years old by October 1st in order to attend kindergarten. To find out the specific age requirement in your state, you can contact your child’s school or the local school district office.

It is important to note that age requirements for kindergarten may differ if your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). If your child has an IEP, he or she may be eligible to attend kindergarten even if they do not meet the age requirement in your state. For more information about IEPs and kindergarten eligibility, you can contact your child’s school or the local school district office.

Conclusion elementary schools age

The age requirements for kindergarten entry vary from state to state. In general, children must be five years old by a certain date in order to attend kindergarten in the United States. However, there are some states that have different age requirements. If you are unsure of what the requirements are in your specific state, you can contact your child’s school or the local school district office for more information. Additionally, it is important to note that age requirements for kindergarten may differ if your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). If your child has an IEP, he or she may be eligible to attend kindergarten even if they do not meet the age requirement in your state. For more information about IEPs and kindergarten eligibility, you can contact your child’s school or the local school district office.

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