School District Profile

Address Information

Marietta City Schools
Central Office
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500
Fax: (770) 425-4095


The Marietta City Schools system was created in February 1892, when 382 Marietta citizens cast votes in favor of a public school system for the city. The school bell rang for the first time on September 5, 1892, as 733 students attended class in four different locations. Joseph F. Stewart was the system's first superintendent.

School Board

Ward 1 - Alan Levine
Ward 2 - Jason Waters, Vice Chair
Ward 3 - Randy Weiner, Chair
Ward 4 - Allison Gruehn
Ward 5 - Jeriene Bonner-Grimes
Ward 6 - Kerry Minervini
Ward 7 - Irene H. Berens

Administrative Team and District Departments

Dr.Grant Rivera, Superintendent
Dr. Dayton Hibbs, Associate Superintendent
Nathifa Carmichael,  Assistant Superintendent of Human Capital and Development
Erick Hofstetter, Assistant Superintendent of Operations
Jody Drum, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services
Erin I. Franklin, CPA Chief Financial Officer
Sommer Vega, Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Number of Schools

Marietta City Schools (MCS) serve some 8,800 students at eight elementary choice schools—one of which is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Magnet—one middle school, one sixth-grade school, and one high school. STEM Magnet Programs are also available in grades 6-8. MCS serves approximately 8,800 students at small neighborhood schools with the dynamics of an urban school district.

MCS Schools:
Elementary: 7
Middle: 1
Sixth Grade: 1
High School: 1
Magnet (Elementary): 1
Alternative: 1

Student Enrollment:
Pupil/Teacher ratio avg: 20:1
Per-pupil expenditures:

Employees (FY14 - Oct. CPI)

Honors & Distinctions

  • One of Georgia’s first Charter Systems – June 2008
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) World School District
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Five Georgia Schools of Excellence
  • One National School of Excellence