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About This School

Diamond Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Diamond Lake Elementary School is Mrs. Jodie Benton. 327 students attend Diamond Lake Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 23% of the Diamond Lake Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 327 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 54% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Diamond Lake Elementary School is 11:1. Mundelein Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 60% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 31%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 43%
Limited English proficiency 23% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 49% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    If our school is rated 5 stars why are the test scores so low. Why has it taken 5 yrs. to see changes have to be made. The rating should be a 2 and not all teachers are created equal or 5 stars. Some teachers need replaced to retire have more help than they think they need.

  • (3 years ago)

    Diamond Lake School has wonderful teachers and the principal is the best. They have a wonderful atmosphere. The community involvement is amazing the teachers and parents work together.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of our children have gone thru Diamond Lake School and it was great experience. They were well prepared for Middle School.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had two children at Diamond Lake one "easy" and one "hard " but even my child who struggles loves going to school everyday because there is such a nurturing environment that really tries to meet kids where they are. Even when I disagree with choices I am confident that I have been heard and that the school is making decisions that they believe are in the best interests of children. The extra-curricular activities (and an activity bus) demonstrate the school's commitment to helping children grow in and out of the classroom. The district values diversity and spends our money wisely...

  • (4 years ago)

    We ve come across a great school literally in our backyard! Both my kids started at FH then DLS and now West Oak. When we 1st moved to the area 20 years ago we had no children. Before my son started school we shopped for schools in the area. We interviewed all the principals and toured the schools from Buffalo Grove to Libertyville. When we found out Dist 76 had a Dual Language program we stopped our search and waited for him to be tested. We were thrilled when he got in and we were happy when his sister got in as well 3 years later. While there have been some ups and downs my children thrived in all 3 schools. My children both benefitted from speech therapy remedial reading and enrichment programs. While I did my stint in being secretary with the PTO and various school referendum and other committees there were a lot of school activities for my children to be involved in as well. I can t thank the teachers enough for all they ve done for my children. They totally go above and beyond!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school offered a very dynamic program. My kids loved going to school flourished and tested well there. The staff really cared about the kids and their progress. We really liked the result of this schools education.

  • (4 years ago)

    All three of my children have gone through DLS. Two are above average one has special needs and all were challenged appropriately and compassionately.

  • (4 years ago)

    Diamond Lake school as well as the entire district 76 has great teachers who have been there for years because they truly love the district. The PTO is a very active group who does so much for the district. The teachers and staff are also very involved in outside activities which makes it fun for the students! Great academic programs include the dual language program reading programs and the enrichment program. The district does a good job of keeping track of students in high school and have shown that students are doing as well if not better than those from surrounding districts.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our children start with a great foundation at Fairhaven and then move to Diamond Lake. At Diamond Lake there are so many opportunities for our students to be involved in. Additionally the teachers and staff clearly show their support and listen to both students and parents. What a great school and teachers that go above and beyond.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children at DLS. My kids have thrived and are in a wonderful dual language program. The class sizes are small and there are lots of activities for the kids to get involved with. Great parent support and PTO organization.

  • (4 years ago)

    Diamond Lake School District has the best teachers!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a spectacular school district! It is focused on high standards and high achievement for all students and it delivers. I love the diversity in the district. I have a junior at Stevenson High School who attended District 76 for all 9 grades and she was more than competitively prepared when she went to high school.

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