Finding which school district an address in is can be confusing if you're new to the area or enrolling a child for the first time. In larger cities, an address might be in more than one school district depending on whether your child is in grade school, middle school or high school. In smaller towns and rural areas, one school district may cover many miles and several towns. Online and offline resources are available to not only help you find this information, but also get more information about the school your child will attend.
These tools are useful for getting general information about schools in the area if you're searching from a distance. However, do not rely solely on information from a national database, as the information may not always be the most current.
Contact the Public School District Office in your city. Some city websites have a school finder tool while others only provide this information over the telephone or in person. If you need help finding a district office, the National Center for Education Statistics, run by the U.S. Department of Education, maintains a public school district database. Enter the city and state as the search criteria.
Local real estate website listings and spec sheets also include school district information.