Welcome to Rice Elementary!

Lillian J. Rice Elementary School is located in the southwest section of Chula Vista. It is one of 45 schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Rice School was built in 1938 and consists of three wings of self-contained classrooms, a media center, a multipurpose room, and administration offices. We are in our second year of transitioning into a Dual Language Immersion Program. Rice also has two Head Start classes, as well as a therapeutic preschool (Mi Escuelita) on site in conjunction with South Bay Community Services. Rice is one of three schools in the district that hosts a Family Resource Center on campus to provide social services to the school and the surrounding community. In addition, we house the Rice Clinic which supports the medical needs of our community.

Rice Elementary front entrance

Our school namesake

Portrait of Lilian J. RiceLilian Jeannette Rice (1889 - 1938) was an eco-conscious, early 20th-century American architect working primarily in the California Spanish Colonial Revival style. Several of her works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. In 1906, she entered the University of California and successfully completed her Bachelor of Letters Degree in Social Science with a major in architecture in 1910. In 1921, Rice was chosen by Richard Requa, of the firm of Requa and Jackson, to be the lead planner on the new development at Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County. In 1931 she became a member of the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture, one of only a few women admitted up to that time (Wikipedia).

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Former Police Officer Wanted to Make a Difference Before Youth Landed in Trouble
Posted on 06/14/2019
A former San Diego police officer, Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., wanted to make a difference earlier in children’s lives, before they beca
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Researchers Identify CVESD as ‘Positive Outlier’
Posted on 05/22/2019
CVESD was the only elementary district among the eight in San Diego County designated as 'positive outliers' by the Learning Policy Institute
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Board Honors Teachers, Classified Employees of the Year
Posted on 05/10/2019
Who was recognized and celebrated as classified and certificated employees of the year? Find out here.
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It'll Be TEDx Day in Chula Vista on May 25
Posted on 05/07/2019
Two inspirational events, one inspiring day. TEDxKids@ChulaVista and TEDxChulaVista are scheduled one after the other on Saturday, May 25.
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Daly Academy’s Maria Arroyo is Named State Classified School Employee of Year
Posted on 05/02/2019
A CVESD instructional assistant - behavioral specialist as one of six Classified School Employees of the Year. Maria Arroyo, who has worked at Daly Ac
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Encore: Chula Vista Again Makes List of ‘Best Communities for Music Education’
Posted on 04/22/2019
For the second consecutive year, the Chula Vista Elementary School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education.”
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Masonic Awards Celebrate Positive Student Behavior, Public Education
Posted on 04/16/2019
Teams of representatives from the Masonic organization fanned out across our District to present the 2019 Masonic Awards for student citizenship. The
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Valle Lindo Elementary ‘Eagle Botz’ Soar!
Posted on 03/12/2019
It has been a whirlwind debut for the Valle Lindo Elementary Robotics Club, which uses the secondary school robotics platform of VEX Robotics.
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CVESD Parent is Named County Parent Volunteer of the Year
Posted on 03/11/2019
Mr. Anderson not only had to learn to be a parent for the first time, he also had to learn about education and Special Education. In the process, he b
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