|Utica Community Schools|
|Macomb County, Michigan|
|Motto||Education Can Make It Happen!|
|Grades||Kindergarten through 12th|
|Superintendent||Mr. Robert S. Monroe (interim)|
|Students and staff|
Utica Community Schools (UCS) is a public school district located in Macomb County, Michigan in the Metropolitan Detroit area. UCS serves the city of Utica, the majority of Shelby Township, the northern portion of Sterling Heights, and parts of Ray, Washington, and Macomb townships in the U.S. state of Michigan. UCS is the second-largest school district in the state of Michigan. Dr. Christine M. Johns is the current superintendent of Utica Community Schools. UCS provides education for 29,519 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. There are presently 15,305 elementary students, 6,578 junior high students, and 7,636 senior high students.
Utica Community Schools operates 25 elementary schools, seven junior high schools, and four high schools. In addition, the Instructional Resource Center and the Training and Development Center provide additional educational opportunities to the community.
Utica Community Schools employs 250 transportation personnel, and 12 district mechanics to service the school district's fleet of 250 district-owned school buses, as well as 75 other district-owned vehicles. The UCS Transportation Department is responsible for transporting students to and from school, as well as providing transportation for over 3,000 annual off-site learning experiences. Each day throughout the school year, some 21,000 students will ride on a Utica Community School's school bus. Like many other school districts in Metro Detroit, Utica Community Schools follows a dash numbering scheme on their school buses, which declares the year that the bus manufactured in. (For example, bus 481-02 was manufactured in 2002)