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Why Take the Bus?

It’s Safe – According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Saety Administration, students are approximately 20 times more likely to arrive safely at school taking the bus compared to being driven by a parent. Additionally, each of the buses in Parker’s new fleet ae equipped with the latest safety features, including well-padded, high-back seats and a 3-point lap/shoulder seat belt for each rider, and all of our drivers also undergo comprehensive safety certification training/testing

Go Green – Riding a bus is a simple but effective method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve traffic congestion According to the American School Bus Council, one school bus will typically take 36 cars off the road. Plus, Parker’s new fleet of buses not ony meet, they exceed, the new bus emission regulations that went into effect in 2010.

Save Time & Money – Having your student take the bus may actually save you money. The “What is the Real Cost” section on the back is an estimate of the costs associated with driving your student to and from school each day using two common mileage cost measures. Even before considering your personal time savings, it is less xpensive to pay for Parker’s bus service on a total cost basis if you live in Zone 2 or Zone 3.

Zone 1 currently includes several pick-up/drop-off locations in La Jolla. Other pick-up/drop-off locations will be added based on demand.

Zone 2 currently includes pick-up/drop-off locations in Bonita, El Cajon, La Mesa/Mount Helix, and Scripps Ranch. Other pick-up/drop-off locations will be added based on demand.

Zone 3 currently includes pick-up/drop-off locations serving the North County Coastal area (Del Mar, Encinitas, and Solana Beach) and North County Inland area (Escondido, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo). Other pick-up/drop-off locations will be added based on demand.

Bus Stop Information

To see bus stop locations and information for the current school year, download our Bus Stop Information Guide. (Updated July 3, 2013)

To order Occasional-Use Pre-Pay Rider Cards, download the Occasional Ride Bus Pass Request form, fill it in and either fax it to (858) 569-0621 or email it to Debbie Burzynski at

Coaster Shuttles are available. View this pdf for more information.

We are open to suggestions for new routes or enhancing existing ones. Learn more through the links below:

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Meet our Director of Transportation, Debbie Burzynski

Debbie Burzynski has been an integral part of the Transportation Department for many years. She handles multiple aspects of Parker's transportation needs, including day-to-day bus routes and specialized trip planning.

Pick-up and Drop-off Notice

Please note that parents are not allowed to drive into the bus/faculty driveway to pick up or drop off students and are asked to please use the main entrance and designated drop-off/pick-up zone. We greatly appreciate your cooperation as a matter of student safety.






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4201 Randolph St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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6501 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

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