Top 3 Best Custer County Public Elementary Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 4 public elementary schools serving 651 students in Custer County, SD. The top ranked public elementary schools in Custer County, SD are Elk Mountain Elementary - 01, Custer Elementary - 02 and Hermosa Elementary - 04. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Custer County, SD public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the South Dakota public elementary school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 52% statewide average). Elementary schools in Custer County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota public elementary school average of 33% (majority American Indian).

Best Custer County Public Elementary Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Custer Elementary - 02
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
371 Crook St
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-4483
Grades: PK-6
| 346 students
Rank: #33.
Hermosa Elementary - 04
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
11 4th St
Hermosa, SD 57744
(605) 255-4345
Grades: K-8
| 204 students
Rank: #44.
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
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Custer County, SD

Custer County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
110 Linn St
Fairburn, SD 57738
(605) 255-4345
Grades: K-8
| 12 students
15942 Lower Spring Creek Rd
Hermosa, SD 57744
(605) 255-4345
Grades: K-8
| 7 students
12279 Brady Dr
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-2521
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
12279 Brady Dr
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-2521
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students

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