If you can provide an address, it would be easy to provide the detailed answers to your questions.
For South Brunswick........Princeton Walk & other communities bordering Princeton........a 08540 mailing address is asigned.
For school verification, please call SB school district :-
750 Ridge Rd
Monmouth Jct, NJ 08852-2799
#1 Rank the Schools in the geography you want to live
#2 Get the Ranks of the schools in the state and see where your Top 3 land
#3 Pick an Agent (a full time agent) who knows the area and one you can work well with
#4 Get a School Report which should include the telephone numbers
#5 Call the Schools, set up a tour date
#6 Pick a School, then ... Pick your house
:-) #7 If you don't have an agent... Call me so we can find your house!
Keller Williams Realty - Princeton
100 Canal Pointe Blvd, Ste #120
Princeton, NJ 08540
O: 609-987-8889 x234
I can tell you exactly what school each property will attend if you give me a call at 609 529-6146. I know the area well.
You appear to be in Kendall Park, from your zip code.
If you go further south on Rt 27 , pass Kingston.....there are both new & established communities with the 08540 zip code ( ie. a Princeton Mailing address) that are actually in South Brunswick , with aattendance at S.Brunswick schools.
Going down a bit further & off River Rd, there are clusters of townhome communities that are also 08540........these have Montgomery as their attendance areas.
And, Bill is right to the extent that school enrollment may affect which particular school your cild may attend ( as do bus routes)........but the school district would remain the same.
So if there is more than 1 elementary or middle or high school .......it IS best to check with the school district .
As far as what schools go with what area, it's always best to check with the school system. Every year there is the chance for a population shift to change, which block goes where and there are also special programs that might be available, resulting in a different individual school for a kid with different needs and goals. In Moorestown (far to the south) there was a time where the elementary school was a choice of two! Wise parents spent time with the teachers and reviewed the programs to see which they thought would be better for their children.
In my opinion, I'd never let a Realtor describe the school system details (unless they were also teachers there.)
The 08540 zip code is basically Princeton Township with some fringe areas in other townships, like Middlesex, South Brunswick, Lawrence and Hopewell, carrying that same zip code. The defining element as to what school district a neighborhood sends to is not the zip code but the actual physical location, i.e township.
If you wish more information please contact me at 609 947 7442.