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UCS Update - May 17
Recent stories from UCS

From The Principal     Mr. Pfannes

In early May, Stevenson High School was notified that for the second year in a row our school received the’ College Success Award!
I am proud that Stevenson has received the’ 2019 College Success Award!
The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.
Stevenson is one of 1,722 schools in 25 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data about how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. 

This recognition comes after Bridge Magazine named Stevenson High School an Academic State Champ on April 17. Stevenson was the 6th best school in the middle to upper income school category (25%-40% of students on free or reduced lunch). Placement is determined by the percentage of graduates attending college. We had 81.9% of last year’s graduates attend a two or four year institution. Stevenson was the largest school on the list with 583 graduates last year. The next largest school had 278. Therefore, Stevenson had the most students of the named schools in college. 

Also in early May, U.S. News and World Report notified Stevenson High School that they were recognizing our school as one of the best in the nation. U.S. News and World Report ranked schools by college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. Stevenson’s ranking places us in the top 9% of secondary institutions in the United States.  

I applaud the hard work of the entire Stevenson community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed. 

It seems very appropriate that these recognitions come out right before staff appreciation week. Thank you Teachers and Staff for a job well done!

With Titan Pride,

Steven Pfannes


Our Vision
Stevenson High School will encourage and empower all students to acquire the necessary skills to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.


Our Mission
Our mission is to create a positive and challenging learning environment that encourages all students to achieve their greatest potential as responsible, productive members of a diverse society.

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 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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