Black Diamond Elementary

The vision of the Enumclaw School District Board of Directors is to build a new, two-story Black Diamond Elementary School at the current location, replacing the aging structure and bringing students and staff together under one roof for a safe and uniform learning environment. The Black Diamond plan also includes ADA updates to J.J. Smith Elementary School to house Black Diamond students during construction.

For decades, Black Diamond was its own school district with students occupying a two-story building until the current one was built in 1962. In 1975, Black Diamond joined the Enumclaw School District.

To link with its past and get more construction bang for its buck, the district’s plans call for a 51,190-square-foot, two-story building at the current site that would include a community-use gymnasium and cafeteria.

The school sits on two parcels of land that were deeded to the Enumclaw School District by Palmer Coking Coal Company - one for a school site, where the current building is located, the other for recreational use, where the field, play area and baseball field sit.