"Our mission is to make a difference in students’ lives through excellence in education."​ 

Reed-Custer Community Unit School District 255U is located primarily in the City of Braidwood, IL, which reports a population of nearly 6,338 according to the 2020 Census. Braidwood is located approximately 20 miles south of Joliet in Will County. Other communities included in the school district's boundaries are Custer Park, Essex, and Godley.

At Reed-Custer:
  • We ensure strong curriculum, instruction, professional development, and commit to maintaining continuity of practices, expectations, and smooth transitions across all grade levels.
  • We commit to maximizing parent engagement.


    We strive to cultivate the whole child by providing support for all students to reach their maximum potential in all areas of individual growth.


    We promote open communication and involvement with parents and community to foster collaboration, cooperation, and dialogue.

  • We encourage better utilization of our technology infrastructure to enhance district communication and learning opportunities for students.

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Reed-Custer Elementary School Early Release Information

Car riders and walkers will be called at 11:45 and bus riders at 11:50. Lunch is NOT served on early dismissal days.

There are not classes for EC/PreK on our early dismissal days.