The city of Marietta offers its residents the opportunity to enroll their children in the Marietta City School system. The school system educates approximately 8,000 students each year independent from the Cobb County School system. The city is also home to a variety of private schools including the highly prestigious Walker School and Mt. Paran as well as a charter elementary school. Institutions of higher education include state universities and private colleges. Other Metro Atlanta universities are easily accessible from Marietta including Kennesaw State University.
Marietta City Schools (MCS) serve approximately 8,000 students at eight elementary choice schools—one of which is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) magnet—one middle school, one sixth-grade school and one high school. MCS is home to four Georgia schools of excellence and one national school of excellence. The school district has approximately 1,260 employees. MCS has consistently ranked among the top 15 percent of public school systems nationally for the past several years, and has also earned numerous recognitions.
Our schools enjoy low student-teacher ratios (18:1), high per student expenditures ($9,964), and excellent support staff provisions. Sixty-nine percent of MCS certified staff have a Master's degree or higher, and our teachers are regularly recognized among the best in the state and nation.