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Math tournament adds up to fun for UCS elementary students

Math 24 Tournament brings students together from all schools

UCS teacher honored by Macomb County for helping students reconnect with nature, each other

Dresden teacher selected for Macomb County advocate award

Evening of Excellence supports Utica Community Schools College Culture

Nearly forty seniors awarded academic scholarships at annual partnership event

Christine M. Johns, Ed.D.

High expectations lead to success

Utica Community Schools is a district defined by high expectations.

Every member of our school community – parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff and residents – recognizes that high standards translate into success for graduates.

High expectations encourage students to dream beyond what they thought was possible.  A positive and motivating community has the power to transform how students think and engage.


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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.