“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sierra Vista in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Carmichael Elementary School

Carmichael Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Cruz, May 2013
1. Carmichael Elementary School Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1956, the William Carmichael Elementary School was the first school to be built in the new Sierra Vista School District. The school first opened its doors on September 5, 1956, with 16 classrooms for 500 children in grades Kindergarten through eight. Almost immediately, the Kindergarten was overflowing and some classes had to be moved to private residences across the street on School Drive. The ribbon to signify the opening of the school was cut by Margaret Carmichael in a ceremony attended by many prominent citizens of Sierra Vista. While Margaret Carmichael donated the land for the school, it was dedicated to the memory of her late husband, William. The original buildings remain on Carmichael Avenue, but many upgrades have occurred over the years, including new classrooms, a gymnasium, and expanded playgrounds. Over the years, Carmichael Elementary School has been recognized for its excellent educational programs and staff. The school has garnered many prestigious awards, including the honor of Arizona's Distinguished Title I School.

Sponsored by: Carmichael P.T.S.O.
Erected by Sierra Vista Historical Society.
Location. 31° 33.771′ N, 110° 17.972′ W. Marker is in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Carmichael Avenue and School Drive. Click for map. Marker is located on the building near the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North Carmichael Avenue, Sierra Vista AZ 85635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carmichael House/Sierra Vista Realty (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); La Casita Restaurant (approx. 0.6 miles away); USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service Club (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Arizona Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); "Unknown Soldiers" (approx. 1.5 miles away); POW/MIA Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sierra Vista.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Carolyn Cruz of Sierra Vista, Arizona. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo   1. submitted on , by Carolyn Cruz of Sierra Vista, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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