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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Custer High School is a public school located in Custer, SD. It has 285 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
1645 Wildcat Ln
Custer, SD 57730
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
42 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$55,472
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Football games and homecoming
    50%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Thespian Initiation
    25%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
285
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,456
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,014/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I graduated from Custer High School. My experience was great the teachers are willing to work with students on a one on one bases. The teachers also do not make you feel dumb or stupid if you need help. My science teacher was one of the best teachers I had not only was he a science teacher but he was a coach as well. I learned a lot from the man. Homecoming week in Custer was interesting as well. This is the time for the students, faculty, and parents to get involved. The joy that comes out of it lasts a life time. Custer is a great place to get a amazing education is a small community. Everyone is willing to help as long as the student takes the time and put the effort in.
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Custer high school is not so bad, and with a bunch of new staff, it's just getting better. Although there is no soccer team, the cross country team is the best in the state. The classes are not too hard, but if you do need help, every teacher is ready and willing. With relatively small class sizes, it is easy to get one on one help. The school also offers after school activities like movie nights and parties after athletic events. These are all possible thanks to their awesome student council. Custer high school is a great place to feel like part of the community.
I like the friendliness of most of the staff at CHS, I mostly connected with the school counselor and my FCCLA advisor my senior year because of personal issues that were going on and I was able to communicate with both to solve certain issues. I also fell in love with the pottery course that is given at CHS. I never thought of myself as a potter and then I found one of my hidden talents.