Ground was broken for a new elementary school in Golden Valley in 1990. Black Mountain School was officially listed in the 1992 directory and can still be found on Santa Maria Road. Black Mountain became a k-8 in 2001 in order to serve the growing need in the Golden Valley community.
Black Mountain School has a strong history of quality teaching. With previous, back-to-back educator Excellence Awards granted by the state of Arizona in the mid 2000s, Black Mountain continues to work hard to provide its students with staff that will help them excel in their learning.