The student day was 8:40-3:45.
You were generally able to do what you needed to in the school day except possible some grading. Faculty meetings were inside the school day. Very little extended into personal time beyond Open House and a few dances. (middle school)
Now my workday is 7:55-4:25, but the student day is 8:15 to 4:15. It's hard to really do anything during the school day anymore, faculty meetings don't fit in the school day, and there is SO MUCH MORE that they want us to stay after anymore.