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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 93.06 percent - more than 13 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.
  • 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.
  • More than 170 graduates were honored with a Seal of Global Language for demonstrating proficiency in two or more languages.
  • Utica Community Schools has been named one of the nation's Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. 

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
  • UCS has been named a Center of Excellence for its use of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality for Learning. UCS is the only district in the midwest to earn this designation
Districts of Distinction Logo NSPRA  Blue Ribon  ASBO Award 

Preparing Positive Digital Citizens

  • UCS is a national leader in educational technology by providing digital tools that increase student achievement
  • UCS among select Michigan districts receiving support for expanded computer science instruction through a partnership with
  • Staff and schools have been honored by Common Sense Media for providing the safe and effective use of technology. 

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 16 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.