About | Kenosha Unified School District

About

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.

Mission

Provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success.

Vision

To be Wisconsin’s top performing urban school district that is highly regarded for continuously exceeding all expectations.

Core Values

  • 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

Strategic Goals

  1. Increase academic achievement for all students by prioritizing, planning and implementing recommendations from the curriculum audit.

  2. Implement transparent fiscal management practices that prioritize and align resources with strategic goals.

  3. Retain and recruit highly qualified staff who work to ensure the success of every student.

  4. Enhance the leadership and expertise of all staff through professional learning and collaboration.

  5. Foster and strengthen community partnerships to increase student learning and family engagement.

District Information

Management

  • Board of Education, 7 elected members
  • Interim Superintendent of Schools, Bethany Ormseth

Enrollment and Schools

Third Largest district in Wisconsin that serves over 19,000 students annually.

Enrollment

  • 4K - 5th: 8,661
  • 6th - 8th: 4,454
  • 9th - 12th: 6,129
  • TOTAL: 19,244 students

Schools

  • 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 *

  • American Indian or Alaska Native – 33
  • Asian – 338
  • Black or African American – 2,593
  • Hispanic of any race – 5,704
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – 16
  • Two or more races – 1,359
  • White – 9,201

* Official Third Friday Enrollment Report (PDF)

Total Employees

  • 3,669

Graduation Rate

  • 91.2%

Operational Fund Expenditures

  • $279,718,070