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249 Comet Drive
Braidwood, IL 60408

(815) 458-2166
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August 11, 2015
The staff on all levels is slow to respond. Many times there are substantial communication breakdowns. On some occasions, they have failed to notify students as well as news stations that school was cancelled until "the last minute". Mediocrity is rewarded at all levels here. Your children can spend hours in the Counselors office dishing gossip, but can't bother the nurse or office staff with medical emergencies. Students here regularly drink, sell and do drugs on campus. There is a higher than normal incidence of mentally ill students as well. Curriculum is geared towards a lower standard so that the district can be perceived as scholarly. Very disorganized school in all regards.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2015
This school does not care about the students. They don't care when it's 20 below zero degrees. When all the other Illinois schools cancel, ours is the only one still open. They don't care if you get frostbite or an pneumonia, or whatever the case may be. They just don't care about the students. They only care about themselves.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2009
This school is very good. I felt that my child received an excellent education. The curriculum is rigorous and prepares students for college.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2006
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.

- submitted by a student

November 13, 2005
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.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
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.

- submitted by a parent
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Reed-Custer High School
249 Comet Drive, Braidwood, IL  60408
(815) 458-2166
Last modified Reed-Custer High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Reed-Custer High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top