Napa Valley Unified School District

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Pueblo Vista Dual Immersion/Environmental Sciences Magnet School students work in the school garden

Napa County, about 50 miles north of San Francisco, is home to the world-famous wine industry. Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) is the county’s largest district and serves more than 18,000 students in 30 schools. NVUSD covers a large geographic area, with the City of Napa situated between Yountville in the north and American Canyon in the south. County demographics have changed rapidly over the past decade as immigrant families who work in the agriculture, wine, and tourism industries have made Napa their permanent home...

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