• Important Dates in Carman-Ainsworth History


    Carman School District

    1837 School District #8 established

    1847 Carman School District established

    1955 Carman Park Elementary, Fenton Lawn Elementary*, Rankin Elementary*, and Van Slyke Elementary are built by the Carman School District

    1961 Ainsworth Senior High School* is built at a cost of $2,438,094.56

    1962 Gladys Hawkins Dillon Elementary School* is built


    Dye School District

    1949 The Graham and Dye School Districts consolidate

    1956 Dye Elementary School* is built by the Dye School District

    1961 Randels Elementary School* is built by the Dye School District


    Rankin School District

    1950’s The Rankin district splinters apart with pieces going to the Carman, Lake Fenton, Grand Blanc, and Swartz Creek districts. (exact history is unclear)


    Hoover School District

    1956 Lena Stalker Elementary School* is built by the Hoover School District


    Utley School District

    1957 Woodland Elementary School* is built by the Utley School District


    Carman School District (present-day boundaries)

    1961 On July 10th, voters approve the consolidation of the Hoover, Dye, and Utley school districts with the Carman School District.

    1967 Carman High School* was built.


    Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools

    1986 Carman School District changes its name to Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.

    1986 Reorganization of the district from two high schools, three middle schools and two distinct K-12 school communities into one unified K-12 system with one high school and one junior high school.

    2002 Voters approved a $50 million modernization plan for all school facilities.

    2007 Carman Park Elementary School was closed and combined with Rankin Elementary School.



    * Denotes a facility currently in use as a school