In Jersey City is it a must that children attend public schools zoned within their address?

Asked by James Davidson, New York, NY Sun May 25, 2008

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Lori Turoff, Agent, Hoboken, NJ
Tue May 27, 2008
Hi James,
From what I have heard, there is no residency requirement in Hudson County (or at least parts of it). I know there are many students in the Hoboken schools who live in Jersey City. I'm not familiar with the details of how they enroll in Hoboken but you might call the Hoboken Board of Ed. or the Jersey City Board of Ed for more info.
Lori Turoff
Robert DeRuggiero Realtors
Hoboken NJ
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Gina Chirico, Agent, Fairfield, NJ
Sun May 25, 2008
Hi James. Jersey City isn't my market area so I am not too familiar with the school system or how it works but in most towns that is exactly how it works...children attend the school zoned within their address. With that being said, it is not always the case. Sometimes the school may have reached their quota and a child will have to attend a different school within that town. I never quote the exact school instead advise my buyers to contact the school district directly to confirm what school their child would attend should they buy a house in that neighborhood.

Here's a good place to start, if you have not already visited this site:

Good Luck.

Gina Chirico
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-239-7700 ext 132
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Jim Johnson, , 78233
Sun May 25, 2008
Today, most schools have Web sites where you may find an answer to your question. If you don't find the answer, you will at least find contact information that will direct you to someone who can answer your question. A Google search usually turns up the links you will need. If you have a specific school in mind, enter that school's name in the search criteria.
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