Needles Unified School District

Past News Events

Board of Trustees to Conduct Search for Next Superintendent

The Board of Trustees are in the process of identifying procedures to conduct a search for the new Superintendent by the September 30th timeline. More information will be posted on the NUSD website as it is available. All Educational Partners (staff, students, and community members) will have multiple opportunities to provide input. The goal is to find the best Superintendent to move our District forward to excellence while we ensure that "All Students Will Learn".

Superintendent Mary McNeil to Retire September 30, 2022!

Dr. Mary McNeil announced her retirement for Friday, September 30th 2022! She has been Superintendent for NUSD since the 2013-2014 school year following a 35-year career in 5 Los Angeles area school districts serving as an instructional assistant, teacher, principal, and district administrator. She was honored twice during her career as the California State Administrator of the Year for Central Office Admin. (2012) and for Superintendent (2018)! Dr. Mary says that it has been her honor to serve the students, staff and community of Needles USD! She will continue to serve the district and greater community as a volunteer and champion for all things NUSD!

Monument Peak School Community Meeting Monday 5/16/2022

It is finally happening! Monument Peak School will open to TK-8 students on August 15, 2022. A parent/guardian meeting will take place on Monday, 5/16/2022 at 5:00 at the Big River Community Service District located at 150351 Del Rey Dr Big River. Future meetings will take place every 2 weeks or more often until school opens. The Monument Peak School website has been created and will be updated weekly.

NHS Event Every 15 Minutes to be held on Monday April 4th and Tuesday April 5th

Needles Unified School District, Needles High School and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a simulation on Monday April 4th and Tuesday April 5th to support sober celebrations by high school students.

Please be informed that the SB County Sheriff's Department, in cooperation with other emergency and public services, will be conducting a simulated traffic accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Park Avenue on April 4th, 2022, between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Please do not be alarmed as this is only a simulated response to a realistic emergency scene.

Please help us to keep our students safe as they celebrate prom, graduation and other events!


Needles USD and the River Consortium will offer another series of parent workshops starting Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm on zoom.
Topics are essential for parents to better understand their children, the school process and ways to provide support.

The series starts with "3 Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Busy Families" presented by Karrie Brazaski, an advocate for emotional well-being. As a nurse of three-decades and a mom, she has seen stress, anxiety and burnout destroy professions, relationships, confidence and an individual’s self-worth. After severely burning out and leaving her corporate healthcare position due to a lack of support and resources, Karrie has made it her mission to help others prioritize wellbeing, especially for today’s youth. JOIN US ONLINE AT or using the zoom information on the flyer.