School Details

Reed-Custer High School

249 Comet Drive, Braidwood, IL 60408
(815) 458-2166

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 536 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Reed Custer Cusd 255u average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Reed-Custer High School is a public high school in Braidwood. The principal of Reed-Custer High School is Mr. Tim Ricketts. 536 students go to Reed-Custer High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Reed-Custer High School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 536 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 37% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Reed-Custer High School is 14:1. Wilmington High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 25%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 25% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very good. I felt that my child received an excellent education. The curriculum is rigorous and prepares students for college.

  • (5 years ago)

    The education received by all four of my children has been above expectation. Thanks to the caring staff for all they have been and done.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended RCHS from 98-01. Overall RCHS has a great academic record turning out some very good students. One should realize however that a district and school that small provides few opportunities to excel outside of the community. Having lived there for over 18 years there have been only a couple of students from each class to really excel post-graduation. Opportunities for athletc and academic acknowlegement is slim when compared to bigger schools and cities. All in all students have the opportunity for a great education. On a side note it should be known that the area has been battling some very serious drug issues throughout the school and community.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended Reed-Custer from K-11 and there's only one good thing that this school has and that's money. I did continue on with my education no thanks to this school considering the assistant principal told me to just quit. When I began college I was put in the low english and math classes because I had not been taught properly in high school. This is the worst school you could put your child in please do not make the same mistake my parents did.

  • (11 years ago)

    This was a great school. Just big enough to not feel that you were being singled out and just small enough to be a part of any crowd that you wanted.

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