South Dakota Custer County Public Schools

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Overview for Custer County, SD
Map of Custer County, SDCuster County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 1,557.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 5.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 54.9%. On the 2000 census form, 98.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.35 persons compared to an average family size of 2.80 persons.

In 2005 accommodation and food services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $11,194. Per capita income grew by 16.2% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 7,904 Covered Employment 2,496
Growth (%) since 1990 27.9% Average wage per job $24,187
Households (2000) 2,970 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 1.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 4,815 Average wage per job $12,934
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.7 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $26,840 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $39,743 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 9.9 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 88.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.5%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 24.4 Average wage per job $33,200
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1. CUSTER ELEMENTARY – 02
Address: 371 Crook St, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 673-4483
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 328
Grades: PK-5

2. CUSTER HIGH SCHOOL – 01
Address: 1645 Wildcat Lane, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 673-4473
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 287
Grades: 9-12

3. CUSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL – 05
Address: 527 Montgomery ST., Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 673-4540
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 166
Grades: 6-8

4. ELK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY – 01
Address: 10222 Valley Rd, Edgemont, SD 57735
Phone: (605) 749-2258
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 26
Grades: KG-8

5. FAIRBURN ELEMENTARY – 06
Address: Po Box 135, Fairburn, SD 57738
Phone: (605) 255-4345
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 23
Grades: KG-8

6. HERMOSA ELEMENTARY – 04
Address: Po Box 27, Hermosa, SD 57744
Phone: (605) 255-4345
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 164
Grades: KG-8

7. RED SHIRT TABLE ELEMENTARY – 04
Address: Hcr 89 Box 313, Hermosa, SD 57744
Phone: (605) 255-4859
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 64
Grades: KG-8

8. SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY – 07
Address: Hc 89 Box 277, Spring Creek, SD 57744
Phone: (605) 255-4345
County: Custer County
Enrollment: 10
Grades: KG-8

9. STAR EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 12279 Brady Dr, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 637-2521
County: Custer County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

10. STAR EVERGREEN JR HI
Address: 12279 Brady Dr, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 637-2521
County: Custer County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0