My wife and I have lived in Sterling Heights and Utica Community Schools for the past 20 years. I work as a real estate agent and am the proud father of three children - two graduates and one currently enrolled as an elementary student.
Before we moved to this area, my wife and I researched school districts and felt that this district would give our children the best future. My first son graduated from Utica High in 2007 and is a now a builder and architect. Because he knew about the quality of the school district, he built one of his first subdivisions in this area. My daughter graduated in 2010 and is now studying to be doctor.
Every parent wants their children to be successful. In our district, I think cooperation between the parents, the teachers and the principals makes all of the difference. I feel very comfortable to talk to any teacher or principal for help and support.
As a realtor, many of my clients ask where I send my children. I am proud to say that I live in Utica Community Schools and and that my three children have exceled in their lives. Another benefit to UCS is that the taxes are lower than other neighboring cities. Even though the quality of difference makes the price of homes in Utica Community Schools higher than similar homes in neighboring areas, the fact that the taxes are lower helps bring people to this area.
The reputation of our district is excellent and people love to be in Utica Community Schools. You saw that in the last election when 74 percent of the voters supported the non-homestead ballot. It received that level of support because our residents are very satisfied.
Many of my friends have UCS students who have gone on to be attorneys, engineers or doctors and are very successful. When they come back into town they talk about their success and how prepared they were for their careers. It makes me extremely proud of our district.
Utica Community Schools Board of Education