Parents, Students and Community Members:


On behalf of the teachers and staff, allow me to welcome you to Reed-Custer Middle School.  Our motto for the 2020-2021 school year at RCMS is “Many people are counting on us; Can I Count on You?”  Simply put, we need everyone to continue working together to provide a safe, learning, and working environment.  Although the the school year will be unchartered territory due to our current circumstance, please know that your teachers and administrators are always here for their students, parents, and school community.  We are all in this together! 

We truly believe that our mission, in part, is to empower all students to find lasting individual success.  In meeting that goal, we will ensure a strong curriculum, provide excellent instruction, and advance our co-curricular programs.  Further, we will provide support for all students to reach their maximum potential in all areas of individual growth and maintain high expectations for student achievement.  


If, at any time, you have any concerns with your child’s progress, or just have a general question, please know that my door is always open or feel free to contact me at 815-458-2868, or email ​


Count On Me! 



Shane Trager

RCMS Principal