Community Perception Survey
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Student, Parent and Community Involvement
At Custer, we recognize that the school functions not only as a place of learning, but also an important part of the neighborhood community. Our staff works together to communicate with our families and the community as a whole.
Our Parent Engagement Team (PET) is extremely active, hosting several events. This year's evens included an 80's night, a Books N Blankets reading night, a Super Bowl themed math night, and Art Exhibition. The goal of the PET is to encourage families to stay involved in their children's school as well as to bring families and community resources together.
Custer's PTO works tirelessly to support the school. The host special events including our Back to School ice cream social and field day at the end of the year. The PTO sells popcorn every Friday and runs two major fund raising events every year.
Custer students give back to the community with funds raised through projects such as Jump Rope for Heart, and food drives. The student council is committed to not only supporting Custer, but to acting as ambassadors, hosting receptions for honored guests and demonstrating Custer's mission and vision when they are in the community.
School Improvement Plan
Goal 1 Math:All district and school staff will ensure that 85% of our students will meet or exceed gradelevel in math and disparities among all sub-groups will be eliminated as measured by state, district, and classroom assessments.
Goal 2 Literacy:All district and school staff will ensure that 85% of our students will meet or exceed grade-level in literacy and disparities among all sub-groups will be eliminated as measured by state, district, and classroom assessments.
Custer Elementary School was originally constructed in 1952 and dedicated on September 30, 1953. The facility houses our basic education program during the day and serves the community in the following ways after school hours: YMCA Childcare program before and after school, community meetings, sports teams. Each year Custer and their PTO use the building for a variety of functions including family dinners, Family Math Nights, Literacy Night, Science Fair and a talent show.
Basic - $1,749,659
Title 1/LAP - 187,536
Other allocations - 8,227
Total budget - 1,945,422
District average per-pupil expenditure in 14-15.................................. 11,806.10