West Leyden Later Start Time

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West Leyden schools time is 7:35, which is very early for students. Starting school to early can affect the brain’s development of many students. Without the proper amount of sleep students can become sleep deprived which has side effects and affects students academic and athletic performance as well as their mental health. The side effects of sleep deprivation are the lack of attention, mood swings, becoming overweight, reducing immunity, anxiety, and can lead to abuse of drugs. With later school times, research shows many benefits to both teachers and students. Start school later which is a non-profit organization, suggests that students are able to handle the workload more, attend school more, do better on tests, get better grades, and overall have a better school performance. Teachers benefit as well because they see an improvement in the environment of school, which makes for a healthier classroom setting.



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