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Marietta Middle School
121 Winn St NW, Marietta, GA 30064
Marietta Middle School educates the city's seventh- and eighth-grade public school students, which number more thanMore 1,050 students. Marietta Middle focuses on a core curriculum of language arts, reading, mathematics, science and social studies with the aim of preparing students for a successful high school experience and beyond. The sprawling campus in West Marietta once served as the city's high school. Timothy D. Jones serves as principal for this Marietta City school.
Marietta Community School
1171 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta, GA 30064

Marietta Community School is the continuing education division of Marietta City Schools. Based at Marietta HighMore School, Marietta Community School provides affordable and convenient coursework ranging from job-skill development to recreational activities and driver's education.

Through a partnership with Gatlin Education Services, Marietta Community School offers online programs. The division also sponsors a summer day camp program for area school children.

The Marietta Community School office is located on the third floor of the high school.

Marietta Parks and Recreation Department
205 Lawrence St NE, Marietta, GA 30060

The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department manages the city's park system and recreation centers and promotesMore sports and fitness, tourism, beautification projects and environmental awareness throughout the city.

The city is the steward of 18 parks, ranging from the 25-acre Laurel Park to Monarch Park's quarter-acre butterfly garden. The city also operates two recreation centers that provide after-school activities, classes and athletics.

This department is also responsible for Keep Marietta Beautiful, all of the city's cemeteries and city-sponsored special events.

The Parks and Recreation Department is located on the third floor of Marietta City Hall. Rich Buss serves as the director of Marietta Parks and Recreation.


Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County
316 Alexander St SE, Marietta, GA 30060

Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids in school andMore increasing high school graduation rates.

The group works in both the Marietta City and Cobb County school systems offering parental education and information resources, an ambassador leadership program for youth mentoring, graduation incentive programs and a literacy program for elementary students.

Hickory Hill Park
400 Chestnut Hill Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Hickory Hill Park is a 10-acre Marietta city park that features multi-purpose fields, tennis courts, a walking trail,More picnic pavilions and restrooms. The park, purchased from Marietta City Schools in 2006, is among the top-tier recreational areas assigned for renovations and improvements as part of a $25 million parks bond approved by voters in November 2009.
Marietta Charter School
368 Wright St SW, Marietta, GA 30064

The Marietta Charter School, also known as Imagine Marietta, became Marietta City School's first start-up charterMore school in August 2006, serving about 210 city students from kindergarten through the fifth grade.

As a charter school, the Marietta Charter School is a community partnership with the mission of enabling students to become critical thinkers, well-rounded individuals and caring world citizens through a rigorous course of study in a nurturing environment.

The school is part of Imagine Schools, founded by Dennis and Eileen Bakke. This teacher-driven organization operates 52 schools with 25,000 students in 11 states and the District of Columbia. This school site also serves as a regional office for all four Georgia-based Imagine schools. The other three are located in Smyrna, Mableton and Atlanta.

Christy Tureta serves as the principal of Imagine Marietta.

Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
340 Aviation Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30060
As the name suggests, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy educates the city's sixth grade public school students, nearly 600 ofMore them. With a focus on a single grade, the school is designed to help students transition from elementary to middle school. The academy has adopted the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program, meaning that its academic program encourages students to develop global perspectives through inquiry-based learning and critical thinking. The school also offers the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) magnet program, which is geared for students with a high interest in those subjects. Dayton Hibbs is the principal of this Marietta City school.
Marietta High School
1171 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta, GA 30064

Marietta High School's rich heritage stretches back more than a century and, since its establishment in 1892, hasMore been open at six different locations on Kennesaw Avenue, Waterman Street, Lemon Street, Winn Street, Haynes Street, and now, Whitlock Avenue. The current school's hallways are named after those streets.

Following that "main street" concept, the school design places the theater, gymnasium and administrative offices at the front, while classroom wings are divided according to academic focus: the ninth grade's "school within a school," career tech, math and science, and the humanities.

Marietta High boasts a diverse population among its nearly 2,000 students. Flags from 42 countries fly within the school.

In 2010, Marietta High School earned a bronze medal from U.S. News & World Report and School Evaluation Services, a rare distinction among 21,786 public high schools examined in the magazine's annual report.

Leigh Colburn serves as principal for this Marietta City school.

Dunleith Elementary
120 Saine Dr SW, Marietta, GA 30008

Dunleith Elementary is a K-5 school in the southern part of Marietta and educates about 535 children. This modernMore school features the latest in technology with two labs, one with 30 computers and another with 40, and at least three computers in each classroom.

The students, faculty and community embrace their mascot, the Dunleith Dolphin, and use it as an inspiration for high achievement and positive behavior.

Tiffany Pollock serves as principal for this Marietta City school.

Park Street Elementary
105 Park St SE, Marietta, GA 30060

Park Street Elementary is a K-5 school in the center of Marietta and educates more than 500 children. FirstMore constructed in 1945, the school finished a major renovation in 1993 that included 10 additional classrooms.

Park Street embraces its Community Collaborative program, in which an in-depth academic program incorporates community outreach and support with service-based learning, challenging students to become civic-minded contributors.

Corey W. Lawson serves as principal for this Marietta City school.

Marietta City Schools
250 Howard St NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Marietta City Schools educates about 8,000 students with the City of Marietta in eight elementary schools, a sixth-gradeMore academy, a middle schools and a high school. The school system and its schools have earned numerous awards and honors. Four schools have earned designation as a Georgia School of Excellence with one earning one as a National School of Excellence. The system is also an International Baccalaureate World School district, one of few offering the challenging curriculum from kindergarten through high school. The school district is one of Cobb County's largest employers with about 1,200 faculty, staff and other personnel. A seven-member Board of Education, elected by ward every four years, approve policy and direction of the school district. For day-to-day operations, the board appoints a school superintendent.
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
505 Kennesaw Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30060

The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta is a nonprofit organization of about 400 women dedicated to promotingMore volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving its community. The group formed in 1933 as the Marietta Junior Welfare League and adopted its current name in 1976.

The Junior League has founded and supported many community projects across Cobb County including the Creswell School, the Cobb County Youth Museum, the Center for Children and Young Adults, Gate City Nursery and Sheltering Arms Daycare. The group conducts several fund-raisers each year to support its projects.

The Junior League maintains its local headquarters at the Marietta Garden Center.

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