Needles Unified School District

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Needles Unified School District
Needles Unified School District logo.jpg
Needles, California
San Bernardino County
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto "Education First"
Grades Kindergarten – Grade 12
Superintendent Dr. Mary McNeil
Students and staff
Students 1,158[1]
Teachers 51[1]
Other information
"Attendance Area" "6000 square miles"[2]

Needles is part of San Bernardino County in California, but is on the borders of the states of Arizona and Nevada. Needles has been a regular stop for the Santa Fe railway since the 19th century.[3] Route 66 also runs through the town.[4] Schools in the Needles, California area are part of the Needles Unified School District, a public K – 12 school system. The school district is one of the largest in the United States in terms of area with almost 6,000 square miles (16,000 km2) in its boundaries, the largest geographical school district in the contiguous United States. In distance, this is the farthest school district from the county education offices (212 miles by freeway).

Needles Unified School District is made up of 7 different site locations throughout the town of Needles as well as the outermost boundaries of the district. The district runs from Amboy, California to Needles, and south to Havasu Lake, Parker Dam and Big River, California. It has 1,158 enrolled students.[5]


Current schools[edit]


  • Chemehuevi Valley Elementary School (Havasu Lake, California)
  • Katie Hohstadt Elementary School (formerly D Street School)
  • Parker Dam Elementary School (Parker Dam, California)(grades K–8)
  • Vista Colorado Elementary School




  • Educational Training Center

Under construction[edit]

  • Big River Elementary (K – 8)


  • Big River High School[6]

Former schools[edit]

  • Amboy School
  • Essex School


External links[edit]

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