District and School Report Cards | Kenosha Unified School District

District and School Report Cards

Kenosha Unified School District earned three stars on the overall district report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, issued for the 2016-17 school year. Based on the star rating, KUSD achieved and accountability rating of “Meets Expectations.”

Report cards are issued based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success. While school and district report cards provide information to the community, they do not represent a full picture of the work happening at each school.

The list below provides highlights from the recently released 2016-17 district and school report cards:

  • KUSD achieved an overall accountability rating of “Meets Expectations” (70.8)
  • 90 percent of KUSD schools achieved at least three stars or made satisfactory progress
  • KUSD had six schools attain the “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” category
  • KUSD has four schools utilize the alternative accountability rating system with all four achieving the highest rating of “Satisfactory Progress”
  • KUSD achieved the highest overall district score among the five largest Wisconsin public school districts, as well as placing first on all four noted priority areas
Summary of Overall Accountability Ratings for Schools in the District
Rating Category Number of Schools Percent of Schools
Significantly Exceeds Expectations - ☆☆☆☆☆ 6 15.0%
Exceeds Expectations - ☆☆☆☆ 17 42.5%
Meets Expectations - ☆☆☆ 9 22.5%
Meets Few Expectations - ☆☆ 4 10.0%
Fails to Meet Expectations - ☆ 0 0.0%
Alternate Accountability - Satisfactory Progress 4 10.0%
Alternate Accountability - Needs Improvement 0 0.0%
Alternate Accountability - No Score 0 0.0%


“All of our success and growth is directly tied to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They spend a tremendous amount of time and energy on ensuring the success of each student. There is a concentrated focus on personalizing learning, which is accomplished through countless hours of planning and preparing meaningful lessons that resonate with our students. This begins from day one as curriculum is developed and continues as day-to-day lessons are carried out in our buildings,” Superintendent Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis said.

“In addition, we have a kind, caring and generous team that goes above and beyond to ensure our students feel safe and cared for at all times,” she said. “This goes a long way in engaging children in their learning and rounds out the educational experience they receive in Kenosha Unified. I am extremely proud of the growth we have made thus far and look forward to watching this pattern continue for years to come.”

The 2016-17 report cards continue to include multiple factors, including variable weighting to address the impact of poverty on student achievement and a value-added methodology model for measuring student growth developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Because report cards rely on multiple years of data, the 2016-17 report cards are based on one year of Badger exam results and two years of Forward exam results for grades three through eight, and the three years of the ACT Plus Writing exam as well as Dynamic Learning Maps assessments in grades three through eight and grade 11. Caution should be taken regarding trend analysis when comparing multiple years of assessment results due to the different assessments utilized.

Report Card Data for the Five Largest Wisconsin Districts
Five Largest Wisconsin Districts Student Achievement Score Student Growth Score Closing Gaps Score On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness Score Overall Accountability Score Overall Rating
Green Bay Area Public 51.5 53.7 61.9 80.4 62.2 Meets Few Expectations
Kenosha Unified 59.8 66.1 69.4 85.1 70.8 Meets Expectations
Madison Metropolitan 58.9 61.2 63.2 82.2 66.5 Meets Expectations
Milwaukee 35.2 61.3 58.8 68.0 56.0 Meets Few Expectations
Racine Unified 39.2 50.8 63.0 75.4 59.3 Meets Few Expectations


NOTES: View a complete list of KUSD schools and their respective accountability results (PDF). Report cards can be found on the DPI’s Office of Accountability School and District Report Card webpage.

General Document(s)
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2016-17 School and District Report Card Letter PDF icon report-card-letter.pdf PDF icon report-card-letter-sp.pdf
2016-17 School and District Report Card Scores PDF icon report-card-scores-16-17.pdf PDF icon report-card-scores-16-17-sp.pdf