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School store named among top ten in nation
Store honored nationally for seventh straight year
UHS celebrates a Hall of Fame student newspaper
Arrow named to MIPA Student Media Hall of Fame
Michigan lottery bets on UHS teacher as one of state's best
Teacher of the Week segment will air April 26
More than 20 UCS students earn honors in national Spanish competition
National competition measures vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening
UCS Update - May 25
Latest update from UCS
Nearly 200 Classroom-raised salmon find new life in the Clinton River
Wiley sixth graders release nearly 200 Salmon at Yates Park

From The Principal

Dear  Chieftain Families,


It took a while, but I think Spring has finally sprung. Last week we had an incredible presentation by Officer Cleveland of Ferndale Police about making positive decisions as we get into these spring months. He discussed the three D’s, Drinking, Drugs and Distraction while driving. His personal story, and loss, was an incredible reminder to us that we need to have these conversations with our kids. They need to know that those split-second decisions can have a lifetime of consequences. If you can have that conversation with your students, please do! 

As we head into May, we begin our AP testing. We again have 341 students (up from 297 last year, and 280 the year prior) taking 597 exams over the next two weeks at Utica High. They will be taking exams in the sciences, arts, languages, mathematics and social studies. About a quarter of our students testing will be taking two or more exams this cycle, and many more have taken exams previous to this year. This demonstrates
the confidence these students have in the instruction at Utica High School and the commitment to seize the opportunities before them.

 -Click here for the most recent principal update-  

Our Vision:
Empowering students to reach their full potential as members of a global community.

Our Mission:
The mission of Utica High School is to develop successful learners with the support of our community of educators, students, and parents. Our diverse student body will have an equitable, rigorous, and comprehensive education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. We aim to cultivate individual learners with active and creative minds, and a sense of understanding and compassion for others.

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 13 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link