Personally I had to walk to school by myself since 1st Grade, cause my mom worked 4-5 jobs back then and I was alone nearly all the time
So I had to wake up, prepare my lunch and walk my ass up to school on my own.
On the way back I would walk with a friend for the half of my way but that's pretty much it.
What about you all?
Kindergarten at Cleveland Elementary School. It was about a half a mile away. I had to cross one small street at the end of the block. Then walk another block to an intersection where there was a crossing guard to cross to the other side of my street and then the large cross street. From there, I took a diagonal path across a large vacant lot to the fire station on street the school was on. There was another crossing guard to cross that residential street to the school.
From first to eighth grade I went to a Catholic school two miles away. I took the bus there until I got a new 10 speed bike.