Points of Pride
  • Utica High School has been recognized by  Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s Best High Schools and one of the state's most academically challenging by the Washington Post
  • GraduationThe Class of 2016 earned many outstanding awards and accomplishments: 38 valedictorians, 2 salutatorians, an average ACT score of 21 - a point higher than the average score in the state of Michigan - and collectively took 500 Advanced Placement exams - which translates into 1500 college credits - and $6 million in scholarships.
  • Three Utica High School medical careers students have earned top national honors in a competition focused on the future of health care. Brittney Hall, Mitchell Fraser and Rana Noori earned national recognition at the first HOSA: Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville Tennessee in late June.
  • The Chieftain Connection, a School-based enterprise at Utica High School, was named one of the top twenty school stores in the nation four fivw straight years at the Annual DECA International Career Development Conference.


  • Cameron Gudobba was honored as being among the the top one percent of high school seniors in the National Merit Scholarship program. Only 16,000 seniors nationally are named National Merit semifinalists.
  • Croiwn AwardFor the second year in a row, Utica High School’s Arrow newspaper traveled to Columbia University in New York City to accept their Silver Crown award. The honor, given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, recognizes the student newspaper as one of the top 23 high school print newspapers in the country.
  • A Utica High School student was honored nationally for excellence in the visual arts.  Miranda Burnsearned a national medal in the Scholastic Arts and Writing competition. She earned the medal at the national competition for her photo – “breakfast.”
  • For the third straight year, Utica High School and Utica Community Schools have been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the nation. UCS has been honored for its overall support and commitment to music education by the California-based National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).