This marks the second year in a row for Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools taking the top spot among survey respondents.  -  Photo: Gwinnett County Public Schools

This marks the second year in a row for Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools taking the top spot among survey respondents.

Photo: Gwinnett County Public Schools

For the second year in a row, Gwinnett County Public Schools in Lawrenceville, Ga., reached the No. 1 spot of School Bus Fleet’s Top District Fleets survey, with 1,630 route buses, up from 1,543 last year.

The top five included four southeastern school districts, with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina coming in second with 928 route buses, Polk County Schools in Bartow, Fla., reaching fourth place with 525 route buses, and Cherokee County School District in Canton, Ga., at No. 5 with 404 route buses.

Other districts on SBF’s Top District Fleets list include:

  • Albequerque (N.M.) Public Schools, No.7 on the list with 389 route buses.
  • Tennessee’s Germantown Municipal School District coming in at No. 10 with 299 route buses.
  • Washoe County School District in Reno, Nev., taking spot No. 15 with 221 route buses.
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Md., at No. 18 with 202 route buses.
  • Deer Valley Unified School District in Glendale, Ariz., at No. 20 with 190 route buses.
  • Kanawha County Schools in Charleston, W.V., coming in at No. 23 with 163 route buses.
  • Fort Zumwalt School District R-II in O’Fallon, Mo., taking spot No. 24 with 132 route buses.
  • North Penn School District in Lansdale, Penn., at No. 25 with 128 route buses.

Driver Austin Gregory behind the wheel of Bus G2037 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools's Garinger Transportation area.  -  Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools

Driver Austin Gregory behind the wheel of Bus G2037 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools's Garinger Transportation area.

Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools

We encourage you to send an email to info@schoolbusfleet.com with your district’s name, number of route buses, and contact info, and we’ll send you the survey when we’re compiling the Top Districts list next year. If you have about 150 or more school buses in route service (including any that are operated by contractors), you should be in the running.

RANKING DISTRICT TOTAL BUSES ROUTE BUSES CONTRACTOR BUSES STUDENTS TRANSPORTED ANNUAL ROUTE MILEAGE
1 Gwinnett County Public Schools
(Lawrenceville, Ga.)
1,968 1,630 0 128,000 23,000,000
2 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
(Charlotte, N.C.)
1,208 928 0 105,130 22,000,000
3 Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
(Houston, Texas)
1,250 639 0 83,833 6,500,000
4 Polk County Public Schools
(Bartow, Fla.)
645 525 6 50,000 9,400,000
5 Cherokee County School District
(Canton, Ga.)
482 404 0 28,475 4,800,000
6 Greenville County School District
(Greenville, S.C.)
550 400 0 27,500 7,200,000
7 Albuquerque Public Schools
(Albuquerque, N.M.)
 
434 389 139 39,145 5,236,226
8 Austin Independent School District
(Austin, Texas)
545 345 0 22,000 6,000,000
9 Denver Public Schools
(Denver, Colo.)
400 325 0 50,000 2,500,000
10 Germantown Municipal School District
(Germantown, Tenn.)
373 299 373 23,400 5,171,800
11 St. Lucie Public Schools
(Port St. Lucie, Fla.)
389 281 0 20,102 6,200,000
12 Northwest Regional Education Service District
(Hillsboro, Ore.)
328 257 0 22,946 2,450,000
13 Stafford County Public Schools
(Stafford, Va.)
270 255 0 26,000 2,337,000
14 Lake County District Schools
(Tavares, Fla.)
300 239 0 18,803 5,400,000
15 Washoe County School District
(Reno, Nev.)
370 221 0 18,000 3,727,228
16 Bossier Parish Schools
(Benton, La.)
294 216 0 13,500 2,400,000
17 Sumner County Schools
(Gallatin, Tenn.)
235 210 0 20,000 2,350,000
18 Anne Arundel County Public Schools
(Annapolis, Md.)
263 202 246 18,000 4,000,000
19 Spring Independent School District
(Spring, Texas)
262 200 0 14,000 2,500,000
20 Deer Valley Unified School District
(Glendale, Ariz.)
220 190 0 3,500 1,000,000
21 Mansfield Independent School District
(Mansfield, Texas)
298 180 0 14,000 2,900,000
22 Collierville Schools
(Collierville, Tenn.)
190 170 170 12,000 1,000,000
23 Kanawha County Schools
(Charleston, W.V.)
200 163 0 21,234 3,010,500
24 Fort Zumwalt School District R-II
(O'Fallon, Mo.)
171 132 0 12,253 1,000,000
25 North Penn School District
(Lansdale, Penn.)
190 128 60 13,000 700,000

 

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