Needles Unified School District
Needles Unified School District logo.jpg
1900 Erin Drive
, California, 92363
United States
Coordinates34°50′19″N 114°37′11″W / 34.83861°N 114.61972°W / 34.83861; -114.61972Coordinates: 34°50′19″N 114°37′11″W / 34.83861°N 114.61972°W / 34.83861; -114.61972
District information
Motto"Education First"
SuperintendentDr. Mary McNeil
NCES District ID0626760 [1]
Students and staff
Students967 (2020–2021)[1]
Teachers46.75 (FTE)[1]
Staff53.01 (FTE)[1]
Student–teacher ratio20.68:1[1]
Other information
Attendance Area6000 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]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Needles Unified". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  2. ^ "Home".
  3. ^ "Needles Chamber of Commerce, History of Needles". Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  4. ^ "A Guide to Route 66 through Needles" Archived 2010-12-20 at the Wayback Machine "California Historic Route 66 Association"
  5. ^ Needles Unified School District schools, Needles - CA: charter and public schools. Needles school district - Needles CA school district
  6. ^ "Government Funded Technical Reports : Item 123456789/8237". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2008-04-09.