Belaire Elementary's school building was originally constructed in 1955. It was a circular structure and had the distinction of being the first air conditioned elementary school in the United States! In 1965, the library building was added; another six classroom building was added in 1983.
In 1994, a fire destroyed much of Belaire. A new cafeteria, two classroom buildings, a multi-purpose building (the first one in a San Angelo elementary school,) and office were constructed to replace what was destroyed in the fire.
Belaire has had 7 principals: Harvey Palmer, Maxine Keen, Herman Rubio, Joyce Sprott, Tia Agan, Twyla Tasker, Connie Williams, and the current principal Lindsay Carr.