Needles Unified School District

State testing for students in grades 3-8 and 11 begins in April and continues through the end of the school year.

Upcoming Events

Facility Master Plan Meeting #4
Date: 5/10/2016, 3:30 PM 5 PM
Location: District Board Room
Board of Trustees Meeting
Date: 5/17/2016, 5 PM 9 PM
Location: District Board Room

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News and Announcements


Renovations have begun on the football field to improve its safety and appearance. All work will be completed for our June 3rd Graduation for the Class of 2016!

Calendar for School Year 2016-2017 Approved by Board of Trustees!

At the February meeting, the Board of Trustees approved next school year's calendar (2016-2017) for the upcoming school year. This calendar is very similar to this year's calendar with one fewer day at winter break and a spring break following the end of 3rd quarter.

Superintendent Asks for Comments on 2016-2017 School Year

Comments are welcome on the school calendar that is proposed for next school year. It is very similar to this year's calendar, which seemed to be agreeable to all stakeholders. If you have comments, please email Superintendent McNeil at The Board will take action on a calendar at this months meeting on February 16th. The public portion of the meeting starts at 6:00 pm.

Julie Moody to Retire this February!

Julie Moody was honored by the Needles USD Board of Trustees and Superintendent McNeil for her many year of service to our District. Julie has worked with many, many substitutes to ensure that the daily business of the District to serve students continues on in the absence of any employee. She has also ensured that all employees are paid consistently and accurately so that they can provide for themselves and their families. The Districts honors and thanks Julie for her dedication and service to our students, staff the the greater Needles Community!

ALL District Schools Meet Federal Annual Yearly Progress Indicators!

All Needles USD schools met the federal AYP requirements that included attendance, dropout rates, graduation rates, and participation rates for 2014-2015. New indicators of proficiency are being determined both on the state and federal levels for 2015-2016 with changes of the NEW Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that replaced No Child Left Behind! This means that NUSD has increased attendance, participation and graudation rates and lowered drop out rates! Good job NUSD!

District Offers Condolences for Event in San Bernardino

NUSD offers sincere condolences to all involved in the horrific event in San Bernardino on Wednesday, 12/2/15. In light of this situation, we are reviewing our own policies with experts and advisers. All sites have a School Safety Plan that provides direction in case of an emergency such as this one. Our #1 goal is the safety of our students, staff and the community.

Student Growth Measured by Benchmark Tests

All student performance will be monitored for growth throughout the year according to new online benchmark tests that start this week. Teachers have been trained extensively in the application of the Measures of Academic Performance or MAP tests. All students in grades K-12 will be assessed for math and language arts. These scores will be used to monitor growth and to inform instruction on meeting California State Standards.

LCAP 2015-2016 Update #1

The first LCAP 2015-2016 update was presented to the Board of Trustees by Superintendent McNeil at the November 17, 2015 meeting.

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