Custer Elementary School

7801 Steilacoom Blvd Sw
Lakewood, WA 98498
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Custer Elementary School serves 319 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Custer Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

Custer Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Custer Elementary School's student population of 319 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Custer Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Custer Elementary School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1485 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
23%
23%
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Black
22%
4%
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White
35%
54%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
11%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.770.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Custer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClover Park School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Custer Elementary School is Oakridge Group Home (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hudtloff Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oakbrook Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lakewood Oakbrook Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 355 students
    0.6 miles
    7802 83rd Ave Sw
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 583-5330
    0.6 PK-5 355
  • Lakewood Hudtloff Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 752 students
    0.7 miles
    8102 Phillips Road
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 583-5400
    0.7 6-8 752
  • Lakewood Oakridge Group Home
    Grades: 9-12 | 4 students
    0.7 miles
    8701 Steilacoom Blvd
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 583-5416
    0.7 9-12 4
  • Lakewood Firwood Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-12 | 41 students
    0.8 miles
    8805 Steilacoom Blvd Sw
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 583-5416
    0.8 4-12 41
  • Lakewood Oak Grove Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 15 students
    0.8 miles
    8805 Steilacoom Blvd Sw
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 756-2522
    0.8 K-6 15

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