2015-2016 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Applications are available!
Utica residents with children that will be age 4 ON or BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2015 are eligible for 1/2 day Universal Pre-Kindergarten. 
The program is a 2 1/2 hour program for 180 school days.
Please contact the Pre-K and Student Programs office at 792-2216 for further information or an application. 

Our Mission

The Utica City School District will provide a quality education for a diverse student population in a safe and orderly environment. Students will develop essential academic and responsible citizenship skills and graduate ready to pursue continuing education, become gainfully employed or enlist in military service. This district will provide quality and equity in the distribution of resources including well‐maintained facilities and emerging technology. Fiscal and administrative accountability and continuous improvement in the education of our students is the goal of the Utica City School District.


The Utica City School District is seeking qualified substitute teachers
Substitute teachers are needed in all areas and all schools in the Utica City School District. The district serves approximately 10,000 students in 13 schools. Certified Teachers earn $85 per day; Uncertified Teachers earn $70 per day and Teacher Assistants earn $8.75 per hour. EOE. To apply, visit the Utica City School District’s website at:
www.uticaschools.org under employment opportunities or apply in person at the District’s administration building at:
106 Memorial Parkway
Utica, NY 13501

Congratulations Superintendent Bruce Karam on receiving the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award

Utica OD Article Featuring Superintendent Bruce Karam

Mr. Karam
Accomplishments on the Job


  • Congratulations to our Educator of the Month, Mr. Michael Faustino, Kindergarten Teacher and Our Employee of the Month, Ms. Laura Ciaccia, AIS Teacher Assistant. Both are staff members at Albany Elementary School. Thank you both for all that you do. Great job!!!


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    from the Food Service Department                                          
    The district once again is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision
    All students may receive a FREE breakfast and/or a FREE lunch.
       --ALL  families MUST complete a Household Income Eligibility Form.
       --This form determines eligibility for additional State and Federal program benefits that your child(ren) may qualify for.
       --This form may be obtained from your child(ren) school.
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