Custer school information

IndexCusterSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores30%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools634079,221
Total private schoolsn/a7624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Custer, SD educational system consists of 6 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Custer public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 31% lower than than the South Dakota average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Custer public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.1% have completed high school, 22.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Custer are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Custer.
  • 89.6% of people in Custer have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.1% of people in Custer have completed high school.
  • 22.9% of people in Custer have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Custer

IndexCusterSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade89.6%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.1%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.5%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.6%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.9%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.2%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Custer (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hill City, SD1,35850%2%
Custer, SD1,77030%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Neoga, IL1,77028%42%
Elizabethville, PA1,77072%46%
West Baraboo, WI1,77155%11%
Olive Hill, KY1,77140%18%
Oakfield, NY1,76949%0%
Custer, SD1,77030%40%
Source: The Custer, SD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.