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Christine M. Johns, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Giving Thanks

As 2018 nears its end, we look forward to the upcoming holidays and special gatherings with family and friends.  Traditionally many of us reflect back on the year in review and give thanks for the gifts we have received, including gifts of support, from those around us.

With this in mind, I would like to share the appreciation of the entire district to our residents for the care and concern that underlined the successful passage of our recent safety and security bond proposal.

Community was at the heart of the bond proposal from the start.  Parents and residents alike came forward with their concerns for the safety and security of our children.  Our Board of Education’s swift and unanimous action placed the matter before voters this fall.

Our community’s support reflects a long legacy of residents working together to build stronger schools and neighborhoods.  It is this commitment to service, and to each other, that we continue to nurture every day in our classrooms.


Tile that reads bond proposal

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.
Utica Community Schools, Michigan’s second largest school district, is recognized nationally in education. Student achievement in the district continues to outpace local, state and national levels, and the district’s graduation rate of 92.4 percent is more than 12 points higher than Michigan averages. The district prepares students for success in a global economy through a focus of four key strategies: providing academic excellence, preparing positive digital citizens, promoting student innovation and ensuring accountability. MORE.