« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

1409 West Maple Avenue
Flint, MI 48507

School website
(810) 591-3500
(591) 591-3594
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Carman-Ainsworth Middle School address.

February 12, 2015
I can not say enough good things about my child's experience at this school. My child is in the North House and these teachers go out of their way to keep things safe, orderly, and educational. I was very scared for my child to transition to the MS as I had heard many disturbing things that supposedly go on there. I can only speak for my experience but I love this school and the teachers that my child has. My child is not an angel by any means, but he is treated with respect and dignity. When he does wrong he is corrected, I am contacted, and the next day is a fresh start. When he excels he is praised. The teachers are wonderful. I would recommend this school and specifically North House. If the teachers of North House represent this staff you would be fortunate to have your child educated there.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2014
I think this school is a good school. My daughter just finished 6th grade and we are looking forward to her starting 7th grade next week. All of the 6th grade teachers were very nice and helpful. And as far as the hole not being safe that's not true. every time I had to go up to the school to get my daughter cause she was not feeling well or she had a dr app. I always had to be buzzed in and then I had to sign in.. So the school IS VERY SAFE!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
I think that the teachers and staff are doing a great job with the student body. More parent involvement would help.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2014

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2013
This school is amazing it had helped my kids so much when we first came from Yemen they didn't know a single word now they know much much much more than me and most of the students in the school I really recommend this school to anyone

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2013
THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST!No matter what other parents say everything there is great IT IS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILDREN!

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2011
This school was amazing..... the Carman Ainsworth school district is the nest place for your children to be.raised. I'm so annoyed with people who complain about the district... I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else!

- submitted by a community member

January 24, 2010
I have found that Carman-Ainsworth Middle School has helped my child become a responsible adult. The teachers have placed a high level of responsibility on the children, so in turn, it has carried over at home. Thank you! The teachers have been supportive and helpful when it comes to getting support for my child.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2010
My daughter has always had great teachers. She has been on the honor roll since she began middle school. She feels safe at school and the principal does a great job making sure that the students are safe and they are learning. My daughter is on the school swim team and loves it. I believe that Carman-Ainsworth middle school is a great school where the students learn and have a good time in their school. I rate this school a 5. Mother of 8th grader

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 26, 2009
This is a great school I went there my hole life and know my three boys go there and I love the school and all they stand for.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009
We have two children in the Carman District. Both students are honor roll students with no disciplinary problems. We are very disapointed with the middle school staff and teachers. Parents are unwelcome, teachers are not helpful, students are unsafe. We will have to look at other schools for a quality education for our children. If you want to see for yourself, visit the school or call and try to speak with anyone.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009
We have two children in the Carman District. Both children are honor roll students with no disciplinary problems. We are very disapointed with the middle school. Parents are very unwelcome, teachers are not helpful, and students are unsafe. If you'd like to see for yourself, visit the school or call and try to talk with anyone. We will have to look to other schools for a quality education for our children.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2009
Everything about this school is wonderful! Staff strive to improve students, medium classroom size and a large amount of classroom activities for students to participate in. I am glad to have my students attend this wonderful establishment

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2006
I am thrilled that my children love the school they attend! As a parent, you want your children to learn, be safe, and like what they are doing in class. The teachers make themselves available to answer questions that us parents may have. I use the internet to ask (homework) questions, and often times have gotten a response the same day. The administration is top notch. They have always been cordial, and friendly when I have ever asked questions or voiced concerns. I have never felt put off by any staff at CAMS.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2006
The teachers, most of them, are helpful and understanding. The school looks great after the reconstruction done this last summer, and the programs are helpful. Drama seems to teach a lot, and, as far as I know, everyone is enjoying everything. Sports and music are plentiful, but there are only two art classes. but, over all, I wouldn't want to go to any other school.

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2005
I would have to agree with SOME of the comments I have read so far. Administration is not very helpful, this is true. Teachers do seem to have time for those who are gifted, However, there seems to be little quality instruction in general. Although my children are gifted and don't get into much trouble, I visit the school to check on my children's progress before report card time because I have gotten a few 'bad' surprises with no communication from the teacher. I didn't feel very welcome. I did speak with the principal and he made it clear that he did not share nor was he very interested in my concerns. Nevertheless, this school, by far, beats any school within a 50 mile radius. I hope the high school is better.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2005
That person is 'on the mark!' Disgruntled parent? You'll find allot of us there! Quality School? The building and facilities are quality! (Thanks to our tax dollars) For the record, we coped! It was very unpleasant! Our children are strait 'A' honor roll students. (Guess who taught them 'us parents' the teachers wouldn't even answer kids questions and would belittle them (in Class) if they asked one!) 'Unfortunately, It seems that the greater percentage of teachers there are only capable of teaching 'gifted children' but then, I can teach gifted kids (anyone could) If your child is a slow learner God help you your doomed! If there is ever a problem involving your child, (or the teacher) you will receive the Child needs to learn responsibility speech (oh, you ve heard it before) However, you will never find anyone there actually claiming responsibility. Involvement? Parents are made to feel unwelcome!

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2005
I totally disagree with the previous comments. Actually, I found them to be very transparent. This is clearly from a disgruntled parent who has a student that wasn't able to cope with the structure that a quality school provides. The teachers and administrators in this school are quality and try very hard to accomodate the many diverse needs of the varying student population. A great place to learn not just subject matter, but also about life and how to interact with people.

- submitted by a student

February 27, 2004
Primary focus is discipline by humiliation and threat to obtain order, resulting in kids who hate school, lots of bullying (following administration lead,) and little or no education for the majority. Administration doesn't follow its own rules; disciplinary action varies dependent on parental involvement (if high, discipline is extreme - you're easy to reach,) intelligence (don't dare argue, they'll show you who's boss,) and race. Most suspensions are for 'insubordination' which means a child forgot his pencil, fell asleep in class, didn't put his coat away, didn't do his worksheet, or failed to ask how high when directed to jump. I would not recommend this school district to anyone unless the administration changed 100%. Some very good teachers, some very bad teachers, but principals are paid to ignore parental concerns and play God. Administration earns more and cares less. Look at the suburbs, my friends, as this district has gotten too big to do anything but spend money. Your children are not a focus, but simply a target.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Carman-Ainsworth Middle School


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: February 12, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Carman-Ainsworth Middle School
1409 West Maple Avenue, Flint, MI  48507
(810) 591-3500
Last modified Carman-Ainsworth Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top