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Bus Routes/School Eligibility

  • Please check the Route Schedules for your student’s school below. Routing information is posted for the 2016-2017 school year. Slight adjustments continue to be made; therefore, please verify your bus and stop information prior to the start of school. The PM stop time may vary slightly depending upon actual dismissal time from the school especially during the first 10 days of school. Elementary schools need to ensure that all bus riders have orange (8 and under) or green (9 and older) identification tags to help bus drivers identify the students and their proper bus stop. All parents are asked to ensure that their elementary aged children who ride the bus keep the orange and green tags attached to their book bags. This aids the schools and bus drivers in delivering your child to their bus stop.

    There will be few changes during the first ten days of school while we consolidate and review all Bus Stop Appeals for nearly 400 bus routes. If ask if you are going to submit an appeal that you do so within the first three days of school so we can hopefully make one change only to each bus route. All Bus Stop Appeal forms that were received by the June deadline date have been reviewed and changes made as necessary. All bus stop changes will appear on new routes posted August 17th. Parents are asked to transport their children to the closest bus stop or to their school if necessary until their appeal is reviewed.

    Please be reminded that students should be at the bus stop at least five (5) minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time in the morning for their safety.

    Students who are eight years and younger should have a responsible person (13 and older) meet them at their afternoon bus stop. Students eight and under may be returned to Park Street Elementary School, 105 Park Street, Marietta GA for their parents to pick them up. The entrance for the After School Program is on the south side of the building on the lower level nearest the athletic field. You may also use the After School Program at your child’s school on those days you will not be home to pick up your child. Registration is $10 with a daily fee of $7. You will have to call your child’s school and let them know of any changes prior to bus dismissal.

    • Middle and High School routes start at 6:10 a.m.
    • Elementary routes start at 7:15 a.m.
    • Sixth Grade Academy/MCAA routes start at 7:45 a.m.

Bus Routes for Marietta City Schools

  • Please take this opportunity to review your students School Bus Route for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. If you don’t see a bus stop for your student to safely access please fill out a bus stop appeal form. The deadline to fill out a bus stop appeal form is July 14, 2017. If you submit a bus stop appeal after that date then you will need to be prepared to transport your student or take them to the closest bus stop for the first two weeks of school while your bus stop appeal form can be reviewed. Please take this opportunity now to review your route for next school year so that your student’s transportation is set up and ready to go on the first day of school.


    From the Master Route/Stop Locator page scroll down to locate your street name or a street within your neighborhood, and pick the bus stop closest to your home address. The bus route number and pick up time will be listed. You may then look at the exact route and determine where the other stops are in your community.

    Each school Master Routes/Stop Locator list has all the bus stops within your school’s district listed in alphabetical order.

    Please fill out the bus stop appeal form and return to your child’s school or the Transportation Department.

    pdf file Bus Stop Appeal Form

    For more information on locating your bus stop contact the transportation department at (770) 429-3110 extensions 100, 101 or 111



  • What should parents (guardians) do if their student does not arrive at his/her bus stop?

    Parents should contact the Marietta City Schools (MCS) Transportation Department Dispatch Desk at 770.429.3110 ext. 110, 111 or operation's supervisory staff at ext. 101, 102 or 103. Dispatch can usually communicate the name of the missing student to the driver to confirm if the student did indeed board the school bus. If this cannot be confirmed, dispatch will issue an "all call" to all bus routes from the student's school. Parents should also contact their school to determine if the student boarded a bus or is attending an After School Program.

    What should parents (guardians) do if the school bus arrives late at the bus stop?

    Parents should contact the MCS Transportation Department Dispatch Desk at 770.429.3110 ext. 110, 111 or operation's supervisory staff at ext. 101, 102 or 103 for an update on the bus route and any delays it may have encountered. Dispatch can also provide an update on the pickup or drop off time if the bus has already serviced the bus stop in question. If the bus is more than 10-15 minutes late in the morning, parents should contact the Dispatch Desk for an updated arrival time. MCS Transportation will always run a bus to service a stop even if the bus is going to run late. Breakfast is held for any students arriving late to school aboard a school bus and students are not counted as tardy.

Bus Safety

  • MCS Deploys School Bus Stop Arm Safety Initiative

    Marietta City Schools (MCS) and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) are deploying CrossingGuard®, ATS’ new technology to help school districts address the growing problem of illegal passing of stopped school buses that are boarding or disembarking children. In 2011, Georgia passed legislation to permit counties to equip school buses with video cameras to catch drivers who illegally drive by school buses when they stop to pick up or drop off students.
    pdf file Bus Stop Arm Safety Program

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    School Bus Safety

    Bus Safety Is Every
    Student's Responsibility

    According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "School buses remain one of the safest forms of transportation in the United States." However, proper student behavior while on the bus leads to a safe environment for everyone and plays an important role in bus safety.

Transportation Announcements

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  • MCS Transportation Department

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 7510
    Kimberly Ellis
    Director of Transportation 
    Marion Daniels
    Assistant Director of Transportation
    Meka Phillips
    Transportation Operations Supervisor
    Lance Johnson – Cluster 1  Ext. 7415
    Special Education Transportation Supervisor
    Jackie Turner – Cluster 2   Ext. 7516
    Field Safety Coordinator
    Park Street, Lockheed, Sawyer Road, M.M.S. & M.S.G.A.
    Gina Robinson – Cluster 3  Ext. 7517
    Field Safety Coordinator
    A. L. Burruss, Dunlieth, Hickory Hills, Westside, MHS & MSGA
    Kidata Burnett  - Ext. 7520
    McKinney Vento Liaison
    Routing Specialist
    Brandi Waddell – Ext. 7526
    Lead Trainer
    Field Trips - Ext. 7513
    Doug Quarles
    Bus Shop Supervisor
    Phone: (770) 429-3110, Ext. 2754
    Day/Night Dispatch
    Phone: (770) 429-3110, Ext. 2753