The Kenosha Unified School District was created in 1967. The District includes the City of Kenosha, Village of Pleasant Prairie, and Town and Village of Somers. While it is called the Kenosha Unified School District, it is actually a common school district and holds an annual meeting of electors.
Provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success.
To be Wisconsin’s top performing urban school district that is highly regarded for continuously exceeding all expectations.
Safety – providing a safe learning and working environment
Teamwork – collaborating respectfully to meet goals
Unity – being united among staff, students, families and all other stakeholders
Diversity – being inclusive of all individuals
Equity – treating all in a fair and just manner
Nurturing – providing a caring and encouraging environment
Trust – building confidence through transparency
Stability – building organizational capacity to adapt to change successfully
Increase academic achievement for all students by prioritizing, planning and implementing recommendations from the curriculum audit.
Implement transparent fiscal management practices that prioritize and align resources with strategic goals.
Retain and recruit highly qualified staff who work to ensure the success of every student.
Enhance the leadership and expertise of all staff through professional learning and collaboration.
Foster and strengthen community partnerships to increase student learning and family engagement.
- Board of Education, 7 elected members
- Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis
Enrollment and Schools
Third Largest district in Wisconsin that serves over 21,000 students annually. Below is the breakdown from the 2016-17 school year.
- 4K - 5th: 10,376
- 6th - 8th: 4,535
- 9th - 12th: 6,914
- TOTAL: 21,825 students
- 22 elementary schools
- 5 middle schools
- 3 high schools
- 5 charter schools
- 5 choice schools
- 1 specialty school
- 1 Head Start child development center
Student Composition *
- White 50.0%
- Hispanic of any Race 28.3%
- Black or African American 14.5%
- Two or More Races 5.5%
- Asian 1.4%
- American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
- Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
- Students with Disabilities 12.3%
- Economically Disadvantaged 51.4%
- 87.1% (2015-16)
Operational Fund Expenditures (Funds 10 and 27 without inter-fund transfers)
- $261,592,310 (2016-17)