Riding the Bus

  • Bus Route Finder

    Families can plug in their home address to see their children's bus stops, bus numbers, and pickup times. For students attending magnet schools and gifted & talented programs, please follow the link in the top left corner of the Bus Route Finder tool for buses and stops.

    Note: Routes are subject to change anytime, especially during the first few months of school.

    Questions? Email the routing staff


    Routes

    Outside a one-mile radius from the school, bus routes are established using three primary factors:

    • The capacity of the bus
    • The length of time riders spend on the bus
    • The width of the road or street

    School buses are routed on main thoroughfares, which reduce the necessity for backing and turning around in congested areas. In addition, buses will not normally be routed on roads or streets that are not wide enough for two-way traffic.   

    Bus stops

    Students are eligible to be transported to and from school if they live more than a mile from their assigned school. Bus stops are established with maximum consideration given to safety, efficiency, and convenience to riders. Stops are normally at least:

    • Two-tenths of a mile apart for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children
    • Three-tenths of a mile apart for middle schoolers
    • Four-tenths of a mile apart for high school students

    Bus stops will not generally be on dead-end streets, cul-de-sacs, or other places within residential areas that would require the bus to back up to turn around. 

  • familiar yellow school bus

    Did you know?

    According to the National Safety Council, school buses are the safest form of ground transportation - 40 times safer than the family car.