Utica Community Schools is celebrated for student achievement that consistently surpasses county, state and national benchmarks.
UCS instructional programs and educators earn countless awards statewide and nationally year after year. Our most recent graduation rate stands above 95 percent, with the majority of our students pursuing postsecondary education.
Maintaining this level of excellence does not happen by accident, but rather through continuous improvement actions to accelerate the high educational standards our community expects and deserves.
Following the challenges of the past few years, the district’s priority going forward is to assure every student has what he or she needs to fully engage academically and accelerate for success at their own level of ability.
Aligned with these efforts and through the leadership of our Board of Education, we engaged in a collaborative process of strategic planning. UCS Empowered - the document that will guide our future success - was adopted by the Board of Education on April 17, 2023.
UCS Empowered is an integrated tool for consistent deep analysis of current and future student needs at each grade level across our 36 schools and myriad of programs, taking into consideration what is working well and what may require change.