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UCS graduation rate of 94.2 percent demonstrates continued growth, outpaces region

UCS graduates outpaced the State of Michigan average of 81.4 percent by nearly 13 percentage points.

UCS Update - February 28

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UCS student artist named finalist in Smithsonian photography contest

Ford II senior earns recognition in Gallery Teen Contest
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Christine M. Johns, Ed.D.

It is easy to assume that around the world, a strong public education is available for everyone.  Yet, when reviewing global economies, it becomes clear that developing nations often lack strong educational programs and institutions. 

In today’s world, it is easy to take for granted what we experience and see every day.  However, it is important to remind ourselves that every member of our community is impacted by the educational excellence found within Utica Community Schools.  The members of our community continue to support the students and programs of our district and in turn these same students give back to that community.

From graduates to local business owners, our community’s commitment to high standards has a direct bearing on the quality of life in this region.  When a student receives a UCS diploma, they carry with them the unique skills and experiences that reflect our community values. They carry these values forward as they return to establish their own roots in this region. 


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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.
  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.