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Building History

Fruitland Elementary School
1515 South Fruitland
Puyallup, WA 98371

Fruitland Elementary School opened in 1965 and is located within the western portion of the City of Puyallup. The project architect was Seifert, Forbes and Berry of Tacoma, Washington, and the general contractor was KAM Construction, also of Tacoma, Washington.

The school was named Fruitland Elementary because it was located in an area that had become known as Fruitland. The Ross family, early pioneers to that area, had extensive fruit orchards, hence, the name Fruitland.

In 1991, the building was completely modernized, and a small addition was made to the library. This remodel/addition was a state matched project with the local funds coming from the 1988 Bond Issue.

In 2006, an eight (8) classroom, 12,700 SF addition was completed as part of the 2004 Bond Program. The education specifications for the permanent building were designed with a total of 19 general-use classrooms, one (1) kindergarten room, two (2) special education classrooms and a number of smaller specialty instructional spaces. In addition, the school has one (1) ofthe district's prototype play sheds. In 2012, the building received a Building Assessment Score of 68, compared to a districtwide rating average of 76.4. The school building became eligible for state matching funds for modernization or new construction in lieu of modernization in 2011.