Bus Routes & School Zones
The Transportation Department is responsible for daily bus operations, dispatching buses, fleet maintenance, safety, and driver training. Williamson County Schools currently has the eighth largest transportation fleet in the state of Tennessee. These units drive approximately 16,500 miles each day or over 2.9 million miles yearly just taking students to and from school. These miles do not include athletic trips, mid-day special education programs, field trips, or special summer programs. Williamson County Schools recognizes that the transportation of students is an essential part of our public education system, which requires the cooperation, and devoted efforts of many individuals. It is the goal of Williamson County Schools to provide eligible students the safest and most efficient transportation service in the country.
Transportation for students requiring special services is available for eligible students. Special services is determined at the student’s IEP meeting when the student cannot use regular bus service due to physical, health or behavioral needs. Services are requested through teachers, school administration, and the Student Support Services department. Upon written approval from SSS, the transportation department will assign the student to a bus. It is the goal to have bus assignment arranged approximately five (5) school days after the receipt of approved request by the SSS. Parents/guardians will be notified by the bus driver of the approximate pickup and drop off times.
Riding the Bus
All bus routes are scheduled for no longer than 60 minutes from the first student pick-up to arrival at school. Buses typically arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the school start time to ensure students are in the classroom ready for the instructional day to begin.
Please arrive at the stop 5 minutes early. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and can vary due to factors outside our bus drivers’ control, such as traffic and weather. Bus stop times are subject to change due to growth throughout the school year. Check your student’s bus stop times.
Bus App: Stopfinder
Williamson County Schools uses the bus app, Stopfinder. The app allows parents to have the most accurate information about your student’s bus schedule. Parents can easily view the stop location on the map, add another parent or caregiver to the account, and receive push notifications. Stopfinder will also allow communication directly with the WCS Transportation Department.
Families will receive an email invitation from Stopfinder to the email address currently on file with the district. Parents must first activate the subscription prior to downloading the free app. Refer to the Stopfinder Parent Guide to establish alert zones to know when the bus is close to your bus stop.
The Williamson County School Board establishes school zones for the district. School zones may change when a building becomes over its student capacity or when the district opens new schools. Due to rapid growth in Williamson County, we can only guarantee school zones for one year. Please note that you must reside in Williamson County to attend Williamson County Schools.
Information about your zoned school is available through Infofinder. To view the details about your address, enter your street address with the street type abbreviated. For example: enter Rd. for Road or St. for Street and leave the zip code field blank. Select search to view the zoned school and bus stop information.
To request your student(s) to attend a school they are not zoned for, please complete our Out of Zone online application for consideration and processing. Follow the instructions listed to create an account and complete the application request. All correspondence regarding the request status will occur through email once you register and submit the information. The deadline to apply is May 15 for all requests except those related to residential moves and program of study applications.
Transportation Phone Number: 615-472-4950
Jeff Fuller, Transportation Director
Barbara Jones, Assistant Transportation Director