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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Utica High School is an above average, public school located in Utica, MI. It has 1,353 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
47255 Shelby Rd
Utica, MI 48317
Telephone
(586) 797-2200
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Utica High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
164 responses
Average ACT
26
140 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$69,574
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    31%
  • Competition assembly and spirit week
    29%
  • Foreign language week
    7%
  • Hockey Games
    6%
  • Plays
    6%
  • Powderpuff
    6%
  • Homecoming/Prom
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,353
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,889
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,656/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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I like my time at Utica. The culture is fairly friendly and while there can be cliques, the people are generally friendly and it seems that there are very few people who are trying to show off how rich they are, which nearby schools suffer from. It’s also a bit smaller, so you get to know a lot of people and most of my classes were just over 20 people. I think there’s some really good teachers and some bad ones, like a lot of high schools. I actually attend UCMST for half of the day, so I receive a great education along with Stevenson Ike and Ford kids. The Utica classes are definitely easier, but you can build a challenging schedule and get a good education by doing so. Sports aren’t good, but a lot of people show up to football for boys and volleyball for girls as well as basketball so there’s a good supportive atmosphere if that makes sense too.
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There are a variety of classes available to be taken as well as a handful of friendly teachers. However, the resources are poor to the point that teachers must offer extra credit for things that should be supplied to them like; paper, pencils, tissues, etc. They need to be a bit harsher on the issue of "vaping" as well, as just in my one hour, 6 students have been suspended. I would like teachers to be able to get what they need as to give all of their students a fair educational experience, as well as a possible harsher punishment on illegal activity.
Utica High School was a very positive environment for students. I have been to several different high schools during my career as a high school student and I can confidently claim that Utica has earned its recognition. The teachers worked hard to ensure that their students recieved the education they needed while also looking towards their students for tips on how to improve their school. There was a vast amount of clubs students could join, most of them focusing on volunteer work and community work. There were also many resources for tutoring and help with class work from both staff and fellow students. The faculty were all extremely helpful. The environment was friendly. Overall, Utica high school seems to prosper where many other high schools seem to fall behind.