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For the 2021 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 1,002 students in Custer County, SD. Custer County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Custer County, SD are Custer High School - 01, Elk Mountain Elementary - 01 and Custer Junior High - 05. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Custer County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Custer County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Custer County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Custer High School - 01 Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1645 Wildcat Ln
    Custer, SD 57730
    (605) 673-4473

    Grades: 9-12 | 240 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Elk Mountain Elementary - 01 Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10222 Valley Rd
    Edgemont, SD 57735
    (605) 673-2258

    Grades: PK-8 | 13 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Custer Junior High - 05 Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1645 Wildcat Ln
    Custer, SD 57730
    (605) 673-4473

    Grades: 7-8 | 108 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Custer Elementary - 02 Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    371 Crook St
    Custer, SD 57730
    (605) 673-4483

    Grades: PK-6 | 346 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Hermosa Elementary - 04 Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11 4th St
    Hermosa, SD 57744
    (605) 255-4345

    Grades: K-8 | 204 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Red Shirt School - 04 Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Red Shirt Village
    Batesland, SD 57716
    (605) 255-4859

    Grades: PK-8 | 88 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.10222 Valley Rd
    Edgemont, SD 57735
    (605) 749-2258

    Grades: 9-12 | 2 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.10222 Valley Rd
    Edgemont, SD 57735
    (605) 749-2258

    Grades: 9-12 | 1 student
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