Diamond Elementary School
Located in the heart of the West Riding community, Diamond Elementary is considered a neighborhood school because of its involvement with the community. It features a special education program geared toward students with Asperger's Syndrome and was one of the first schools in the county to have a full-inclusion special education program. Principal Carol Lange helms the school, which has seen significant growth during recent years.
- Fax: 301-840-4506
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:15am - 3:30pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1975
- Number of students: 550
- Male-to-female ratio: 50.6 percent male, 49.4 percent female
- Public/Private: Public
- Religious affiliation: None.
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 10.1 students per teacher
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 42.6 faculty, 21 staff
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The community and school are very engaged. The school does several fundraisers and events each year to help give back to different charitable organizations in the community.
- What makes this community special?: Many families consider Diamond Elementary School to be their "neighborhood school" since it is in the heart of the community. Families give the school "outstanding support," Principal Carol Lange said.
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: K through 5th grade
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library
- Extracurricular activities available: FLES, Spanish, Chinese, group piano, Math Olympiad, reading support program.