Elementary schools are divided into seven transportation zones. Except for the new magnet programs, transportation is provided to any elementary student living in the same zone that their magnet school is located. Also, some elementary magnet schools provide transportation to students living outside their zones. You will see these schools listed with the elementary zone maps. The distance to a bus stop can be up to one and one-half (1 ½) miles from the residence, or up to two (2) miles if the neighborhood school is used as a bus stop. Some elementary magnet students will transfer at a hub site (another school) and ride another bus to their magnet school. The afternoon will be the reverse.
Middle Schools are divided into two major transportation zones:
Transportation is provided to middle school magnet students on Express Routes* as follows to:
John E. Ford K-8 — Middle school students are transported according to the elementary zones for this school. The Coastal Transportation Plan provides limited service to Mayport Middle School via existing non-neighborhood Express routes from the Gilbert, Northwestern and Ribault attendance areas and shuttle buses from Fletcher HS, Sandalwood HS and Terry Parker HS. Parents are responsible for getting their students to and from the shuttle sites.
Transportation is as follows to:
High schools are not divided into zones. County-wide transportation is provided with a combination of neighborhood routes, shuttles, and Express Routes.* There are some differences in the transportation system that apply to specific schools:
Bus stops and times are subject to change for the 2013–2014 school year. Current bus routes may be viewed at www.duvalschools.org. To be eligible for transportation, students must apply to a magnet school by the February 28, 2013, application deadline. Once accepted, a Magnet Bus Stop Application can be submitted to the Transportation Department. Stops will be added according to guidelines, and applying does not guarantee a stop request will be granted. For more information regarding transportation, contact the Transportation Department at 904.858.6200.
*Express Routes have limited bus stops and are located at or near a Duval County Public School or other public locations selected by the Transportation Department. The District’s distance to stop policy does not apply to Express Routes. Parents or guardians are responsible for getting their children to and from bus stops.