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
- Interim Superintendent of Schools, Bethany Ormseth
Enrollment and Schools
Third Largest district in Wisconsin that serves over 19,000 students annually.
- 4K – 5th: 8,661
- 6th – 8th: 4,454
- 9th – 12th: 6,129
- TOTAL: 19,244 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 *
- 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
Operational Fund Expenditures