Custer - Education & Training
The Custer School District includes the Custer High School, Custer Middle School, and Custer Elementary School as well as 3 rural elementary schools: Hermosa, Fairburn, and Spring Creek. To find out more about the Custer School District click here. To receive regular updates on the latest school events including game schedule changes, contact Jennie.Anderson@k12.sd.us to sign up for the CSD Tidbits e-mail newsletter.
Students in the Custer School District take the annual Dakota STEP test to ensure that the district is making adequate yearly progress (AYP) in reading and math. According the State of South Dakota's report card, Custer students achieved AYP in all categories in all grades tested in elementary, middle and high schools in the spring of 2011, except for middle school students with disabilities. Custer's high school graduation rate was 86.8 percent in 2011, higher than the 81.5 percent rate posted in 2010 and above the statewide average of 83.3 percent.
During the 2010-2011 academic year, the Custer School District's fall enrollment was 890 in grades K-12. With a 1.3 percent dropout rate, the district graduated 72 students. Thirty-six students took the ACT exam. The average composite score was 22.3. To compare Custer School District ACT scores with other Black Hills districts, click here. To view a statistical profile of funding, student and staff data, see the South Dakota Department of Education's 2010-2011 Profile of Custer School District.