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

A caring community is the foundation to our district’s success

The success of Utica Community Schools is due in no small part to a caring community committed to quality education.  When we identify a need, our community responds.  Whether it is donating backpacks filled with new school supplies, contacting the Marine Toys for Tots program for drop boxes, sponsoring student scholarships, holding spaghetti dinner fundraisers and canned food drives for those in need, this is a community that cares deeply.  Friends helping friends, and families helping neighbors.  As I have witnessed time and time again, UCS residents put a high priority on our children.

This year, we heard parents and residents who told us that student safety and security was a priority.  Upon hearing those concerns the UCS Board of Education acted, unanimously placing a $155 million bond proposal on the November 6 ballot.  This bond proposal is designed to address student safety and security, infrastructure and technology improvements.  If approved by voters, every UCS student and every UCS school will be affected.

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.