Points of Pride

Providing Academic Excellence

Academic excellence doesn't happen by accident - it takes hard work and everyone working together.

  • UCS students outpace their county, state and national peers in career and college readiness.
  • The UCS graduation rate is 92.4 percent - 12 points higher than the state average.
  • UCS high schools – Eisenhower, Henry  Ford II, Stevenson and Utica – and the Utica Academy for International Studies have been named among the most academically challenging high schools in the nation by The Washington Post.
  • UCS won recognition from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) as one of the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education for the past three years.
  • The average daily attendance rate of approximately 95 percent demonstrates UCS students are ready and committed to their learning.
  • UCS offers nationally-recognized Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.
  • Nearly 150 graduates were honored with a Seal of Global Language for demonstrating proficiency in two or more languages.

Promoting Student Innovation

  • UCS is giving students a competitive edge for future jobs through:
  • Teaching coding at all grade levels
  • Offering 3D printing
  • Virtual Reality technology
  • UCS partners with businesses and industries to offer real-world experiences.
  • Comprehensive Career and Technology Programs
  • UCS specialty programs: Utica Center for Science and Industry, Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology and Utica Academy for International Studies
  • Personalized blended learning in all K-2 classes
  • Advanced junior high classes
    • Exploratory Design and Engineering
    • Digital Literacy and Design Media Course
    • Engineering I and II
Districts of Distinction Logo NSPRA  Blue Ribon  ASBO Award  Best Communities for Music Education 



Preparing Positive Digital Citizens

  • UCS is a national leader in educational technology by providing digital tools that increase student achievement

Ensuring Accountability

  • UCS has one of the lowest total millage rate of any school district in Macomb County.
  • UCS has attained the highest level of assurance independent auditors can provide over the past 12 consecutive years.
  • UCS is recognized for its commitment to comprehensive annual financial reporting.
  • UCS summer bond issue projects focus on infrastructure, safe and secure schools and student learning