Starting school before 8AM?!
When I was at secondary school, our classes started at 8:15, and it was considered at least 15 mins early as compared with other schools in the neighborhood. The university I’m most familiar with starts classes at 8:30, and it’s also earlier than in many others.
I wonder how much time it takes on average for US students to actually commute to their schools snd colleges. I lived ten mins on foot from the school and less than an hour combined underground and walking from the uni – but I’ve always been in the minority in that regard, especially when it comes to university students who may well need 2+ hours to get there.