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 88.14 percent in 2012. This continues the trend of an increasing graduation rate from 86.8 percent in 2011 and 81.5 percent in 2010. The statewide average is 83.3 percent.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Custer School District's fall enrollment was 873 in grades K-12. With a 0.3 percent dropout rate, the district graduated 59 students. Thirty-five students took the ACT exam. The average composite score was 20.7. 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 2011-201 Profile of Custer School District.