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