Nevada County has nine elementary/middle school districts feeding into the high schools, which provide secondary education to 3,700 students with a variety of schools and programs. We are proud of our exemplary schools, which have received state and national recognition.

Nevada Joint Union High School District

The mission of the Nevada Joint Union High School District is to provide every student with the educational opportunities that will empower them to reach their full potential and prepare them for work and lifelong learning. 

The Nevada Joint Union High School District is located in northern California about sixty (60) miles northeast of Sacramento. The district is ideally located in Grass Valley, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a small community with a rich history of the Gold Rush. To the north is Lake Tahoe (a two-hour drive) and to the south is Sacramento (a one-hour drive) and San Francisco (a three-hour drive) providing a wide variety of winter and summer sports, recreational and cultural activities.

 Nevada City

Elementary Schools

Deer Creek Elementary School

Eco Ridge SDA School

Gold Run Elementary School

Greenwood Christian School

Grizzly Hill School

Nevada City Elementary School

Elementary/Intermediate Charter Schools

John Muir Charter School

Nevada City Charter School

Nevada City School of Arts

Nevada County Special Education Consortium

Twin Ridge Home Study Charter School

Yuba River Charter School

Intermediate Schools

Seven Hills Intermediate School

High School

Nevada Union Joint High School