School Profile – LakeView Technology Academy


  • Type: Choice high school preparing students for engineering, information technology, biomedical and technical careers
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 410
  • Principal: Dr. Bethany Ormseth
  • School Counselor: Lynette Anderson
  • The CEEB/ACT Code Number: 501-822

2008-2009 Enrollment

  • 436 young men and women from all areas of the Kenosha Unified School District
  • 302 male students – 70%
  • 134 female students – 30 %
  • 96 students of color – 22%


  • 24 faculty members
  • 75% have earned master’s degrees or higher
  • 21/1 student/teacher ratio
  • 436/1.5 student/counselor ratio


The academic program is organized on a double block and single block schedule. A maximum load is 4 credits per semester with students carrying a combination of 45-minute and 90-minute block classes. The course work is considered very rigorous with students earning college of engineering credit beginning her/his sophomore year

Graduation Requirements

Credits - Subject
4 - English
3 - Mathematics … strongly recommend 4
3 - Science … average is 4
3 - Social Studies … all offered at the honors level

8 - Electives
1.5 - Physical Education
.5 - Health
.5 - Consumer Education

Electives: Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automated Manufacturing Systems, and Information Technology Systems plus several AP courses and Project Lead The Way Courses

23.5 Total Credits required with 26+ recommended

The Community

Kenosha County encompasses a total of 278.5 square miles, and consists of one city, four villages and seven towns. The 2000 Census of Kenosha County shows a population of 149,577, a 16.6% increase since 1990. Kenosha is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan and is located in the extreme southeast portion of Wisconsin bordering Illinois. The Kenosha Unified School District covers the communities of Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers, WI. The district enrollment is approximately 21,000 students in 23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 high schools.

The School

LakeView Technology Academy is located in LakeView Industrial Park in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The school opened in 1996. It is a unique partnership between Kenosha Area Business Alliance, WISPARK Corporation, Gateway Technical College and the Kenosha Unified School District. LakeView was created for students interested in pursuing careers in Engineering, Manufacturing Systems, Information Technology Systems and other careers in S.T.E.M. LakeView Technology Acaddmy  offers Gateway Technical College credits for graduating students. LakeView also offers coursework from the Project Lead The Way pre-engineering curriculum. The school services students from their freshmen to senior year, with a maximum capacity of 365 students.  Students have input into the daily matters of the school through the student-led Board of Directors. Classes are either 45-minute or 90-minute blocks.

College Entrance

Test Data


Graduating Class of: Number: Composite:

2010 -   22.9 Avg.
2011 -   22.0 Avg.
2012 -   23.4 Avg.
2013 -   22.8 Avg.
2014 -   23.4 Avg.

Grading and Ranking

LakeView Technology Academy assigns letter grades using a 4.0 system. Letter grades are assigned as follows:

A = 90% - 100%; B = 80% – 89%; C = 70% - 79%; D = 60% - 69%; F = 59% or less.

Weighted grades are given for all District approved Honors and AP courses. All credit classes are included in computing grade point average and class rank.