Community Profile

South Brunswick Township  

South Brunswick Township is a large, rural-residential community occupying nearly 42 square miles in southern Middlesex County. Its population is representative of dozens of ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Located between New York City and Philadelphia, South Brunswick Township is an attractive area for families to settle. Selected by money Magazine as #22 of the top 100 places to live in the United States (2011), South Brunswick Township is a diverse community of 42,000 residents.

At the start of the 2017-2018 school year, approximately 8,580 students are expected to be enrolled in the District’s schools, which include seven elementary schools for students in Grades PreK-5, a two-campus middle school for students in Grades 6-8 and a high school for students attending Grades 9-12.

The School District considers its racial, ethnic and religious diversity a significant asset. In the school year 2016-2017, 50 native languages other than English were spoken in the homes of our students.

Annually, the District maintains its status as one of the finest public school systems in New Jersey and in the nation-as evidenced by its recent ranking on the list of Newsweek’s Best High Schools in America. Schools are scored on six dimensions: graduation rate, college matriculation rate, Advanced Placement tests taken per graduate, the average SAT/ACT scores, the average AP/IB/AICE scores, and AP courses offered. As Newsweek notes, these dimensions offer a “yardstick” by which a school’s success in graduating college and life-ready students can be measured.
In addition to its strong and innovative academic programs, South Brunswick is also recognized for its dedicated and talented teaching staff, its co-curricular fine arts and athletic programs, and the support services available to students and their families.

In January 2010, the District was monitored as part of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) which is the State Department of Education’s evaluation system for public school districts. Their system focused on monitoring and evaluating the district in five key components that, based on research, have been identified to be key factors in effective school districts: governance, instruction and program, personnel, fiscal management and operations. The District was proud to receive the uppermost ranking of “High Performing School District.” In addition, the County Superintendent labeled the District as a “lighthouse district” for the State of New Jersey.