About Us

Community Characteristics/History

Built in 1975 with an open-school floor plan, Diamond Elementary School is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Diamond Elementary is part of two clusters: Northwest and Quince Orchard. The school serves kindergarten to fifth grade students. In addition, there is a Home School Model program. Diamond Elementary students continue their schooling at either Lakelands Middle School or Ridgeview Middle School and complete their MCPS education at either Northwest High School or Quince Orchard High School. The principal of Diamond Elementary is Mr. Dan Walder.

Our Mission

The Diamond Elementary School community works together to promote excellence in teaching and rigor in learning in a stimulating differentiated learning environment, developing confidence and individual success for all students.

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Our Vision

Our vision is for the Diamond community to teach each child the skills to succeed in society. Every student will be successful in applying what they have learned in order to achieve a high level of self-confidence and develop a desire to become a life-long learner. We will foster a positive attitude through mutual respect and acceptance in striving for academic excellence and social growth.

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 School Policy and Procedures

School Emergency Policy Procedure


 Computer Use


Student User Computer Repsonsibilities


Homework Policy


 New Report Card information

Quick Guide to Enrollment


Enrollment information

Discipline Policy

We have high expectations for our students at Diamond Elementary School. We believe, however, that for every child to attain their full potential they also need self-discipline. The self-discipline we teach at Diamond is based on three key messages: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. We have incorporated these words into our local discipline policy so that the children can develop strong character and make good behavior choices on a daily basis.

To learn more about our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), please read the following Behavior Policy letter.

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School Improvement Plan

To access our most recent School Improvement Plan (SIP), click here.

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School Supplies List

To see the list of school supplies needed for each grade level, click here: Student School Supply List 2016-2017

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Lunch and Recess Schedule

The following is our Lunch and Recess Schedule: Lunch and Recess

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Lunch Menu

To access the current lunch menu from MCPS, click here.

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