There are approximately 800 staff members in the Novato Unified School District (NUSD) who, along with the larger school community, are responsible for the education of 7,600 students.
There are seven elementary schools and one K-8 school. Class Size Reduction has been implemented in Grades K-3 at all elementary schools at 22:1. There is also one K-8 charter school operating under NUSD.
Along with two middle schools and two comprehensive high schools, NUSD also has an Education Center housing a continuation high school (Marin Oaks), an independent study student program (NOVA) serving grades K-12, and a community day school (Nexus) currently serving 7th and 8th grade students. All schools within the Novato Unified School District offer special education services, along with Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). Special assistance is provided for all English learner students.
NUSD also offers Adult Education classes including a Diploma Class, Credit Recovery, GED Prep, and English as a Second Language Class (ESL). These programs serve adults who have not yet completed their high school education as well as those wanting to continue their education.
Volunteers are welcome and numerous throughout the district. Parent groups, including School Fuel, NUSD’s educational foundation, augment the athletic and fine arts programs.