Safe Routes to School

Healthier Routes to School Program

Healthier Routes to School Program Safe Routes to School is a Federal Program that was established to encourage students to live a more active lifestyle through walking and biking to and from school on a regular basis. This program originated in Denmark about 40 years ago and first gained a foothold in the US 15 years ago in California and New York. The purposes of Safe Routes to School Programs are to give students and families an avenue to develop a lifestyle of fitness through walking and biking to school, to see a decrease in emissions levels in the school zones and the communities, and to see a decrease in overall transportation costs both for the school system and families. These purposes may be accomplished through; Education (Bike & Pedestrian Safety), Encouragement (Events throughout the year), Enforcement (Police Department involvement), Engineering (Improvement to the infrastructure and/or addition of infrastructure), Evaluation (Walkability Observations) and Equity (Ensuring inclusion all demographic groups).

Our goal is to have participation by all students grades K-12.

Current Participating Schools

Elementary School

  • An Achievable Dream Academy
  • B.C. Charles Elementary School
  • Carver Elementary School
  • Deer Park Elementary School
  • Discovery STEM Academy
  • Dutrow Elementary School
  • General Stanford Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Hidenwood Elementary School
  • Hilton Elementary School
  • Jenkins Elementary School
  • John Marshall Early Childhood Center
  • Katherine Johnson Elementary School
  • Kiln Creek Elementary School
  • Knollwood Meadows Elementary School
  • McIntosh Elementary School
  • Newsome Elementary School
  • Palmer Elementary School
  • Richneck Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Sanford Elementary School
  • Saunders Elementary School
  • Sedgefield Elementary School
  • Stoney Run Elementary School
  • Yates Elementary School

Middle School

  • Achievable Dream Middle & High School
  • BT Washington Middle School
  • Crittenden Middle School
  • Ella Fitzgerald Middle School
  • Gildersleeve Middle School
  • Hines Middle School
  • Huntington Middle School
  • Passage Middle School

High School

  • Denbigh High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Menchville High School
  • Warwick High School
  • Woodside High School