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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Teacher preparation begins April 6; students to begin distance learning April 13
Posted on 04/01/2020
With extended school closures looming across the country and locally, parents are naturally wondering how their school-age children will progress acad
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CVESD Launches Hero-themed Attendance Campaign
Posted on 01/10/2020
Our "Heroes' Journey" begins Tuesday, January 14 in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. That's when the District kicks off a hero-themed Atten
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2020-21 School Year Registration Begins February 19
Posted on 01/09/2020
Enrollment packets are available at neighborhood schools beginning Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
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Contest Celebrates Holiday Joy and the Joy of Holiday-themed Student Art
Posted on 12/20/2019
Arroyo Vista Charter fifth grade student Katerina Wright won first place in the District’s 2019 holiday greeting card competition.
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Bike Giveaway Brings Holiday Cheer to Needy Students
Posted on 12/18/2019
Shiny new bicycles and helmets will bring joy to more than 100 third grade students as part of the 2019 “Bikes4Kids” distribution.
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Schools collected thousands of canned goods for distribution to needy families.
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How CVESD is helping needy families for the holidays
Posted on 12/13/2019
Thousands of canned goods and toys will be distributed to needy families for the holidays, thanks to the generosity of students, staff and administrat
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Hydro Station Earns 'BlueTech Science Teaching' Award
Posted on 12/13/2019
Hydro Station, the District’s newest hands-on experiential learning lab, earns prestigious 'BlueTech' award for its innovative approach to scientific
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Los Altos Elementary Receives Classroom Library Makeovers
Posted on 11/19/2019
When students and teachers started school on Monday at Los Altos Elementary School in southern San Diego, they walked into surprise “Scholastic Classr
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Finney Music Director Crystal Pridmore says music is a universal language that all students can understand.
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Finney's Crystal Pridmore Named GRAMMY Music Educator Award Semifinalist
Posted on 10/22/2019
Finney Elementary music director Crystal Pridmore brings joy to her lessons in a way that students readily connect to her instruction. That is among t
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