For the 125th year, Marietta City Schools students are coming back to class. And this time it’ll be with a new superintendent.
The first day of school in Marietta those many years ago was Sept. 5, 1892 — compare that to this year’s start date of Aug. 3.
Back then, there were 733 students, according to the district. Now there are more than 8,900 students enrolled in the school system.
The district’s first superintendent was Joseph F. Stewart, and this year, his present-day successor Grant Rivera, will see his first day of classes as the school system’s chief.
Learn more about Rivera and what else is going on in the district below.
Marietta City Schools
Superintendent: Grant Rivera
This will be the first full school year under Rivera, who took over after Emily Lembeck, who spent almost 12 years as the school system’s first female superintendent before retiring Dec. 31. Rivera comes to Marietta from the Cobb County School District, where he was chief of staff. He is husband to Jenn Hobby of the Star 94.1's Jeff & Jenn Show. You can read his resume and application below.
First day of school: Aug. 3
Labor Day: Sept. 4
Fall break: Sept. 25-29
Student holiday/staff work day: Oct. 16
Thanksgiving: Nov. 20-24
Winter break: Dec. 21-Jan. 3
School closings How is the decision made?
Number of schools
1 high school
1 middle school
8 elementary schools (one magnet)
1 alternative school
1 sixth grade academy
School lunch menus
Find monthly menus, breakfast and lunch prices and nutritional information here.
Enrollment and information for newcomers:
Find more information, including help for Spanish speakers, here.
2016 school tax millage rate: 17.97
Student Demographics as of March 2017
White - 18.9 percent
Black - 38.6 percent
Hispanic - 36.3 percent
Asian - 2.1 percent
Multiracial - 3.4 percent
American Indian - <1 percent
Pacific Islander - <1 percent
Graduation Rate: 75 percent (2016)
Estimated percent of children in poverty in Cobb: 17.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census.
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