In elementary school, either my mom drove me or I walked. In middle school and half of high school, I rode the bus. For a year in high school I got a ride from a friend, and the last year I drove myself. I for one, hated the bus, because I got picked on by older boys, and none of my friends were on the same bus.
In HS i rode the bus for 3 hours a day. In the 10th grade I started driving.
In middle school and elementary I walked. I didn't mind walking except when my book bag weighed a ton and it was a typical HOT GA day.
I walked until Year 10 when we moved and it was too far so my mum dropped us off on her way to work, grade school was the school my mum worked at so she always dropped us off there too (was too far to walk regularly, but we often left earlier in summer and walked)