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.
- School Improvement
- School Supplies
- Lunch/Recess Schedule
- Lunch Menu
- Our Mascot
For our learning community to be successful-
We problem solve.
While we teach, we learn.
We excel at teaching and learning to ensure that everyone reaches his or her potential. We empower our community to persevere, achieve through effort and become lifelong learners and independent problem solvers.
School Policy and Procedures
Quick Guide to Enrollment
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.
To access our most recent School Improvement Plan (SIP)
To see the list of school supplies needed for each grade level, click here: DES Student Supply List 2022-2023
The following is our Lunch and Recess Schedule: Lunch and Recess
To access the current lunch menu from MCPS, please use this link: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/foodserv/menus/elementary_lunch.aspx
The mascot for Diamond Elementary is the Dolphin, the most popular creature in the ocean. The Dolphin is a symbol of intelligence, kindness, and peace. Dolphins have a friendly personality and want to help others that are sick or injured. They also enjoy complex problems. Dolphins are at their best helping others achieve their goal.