Welcome to Rice Elementary!

Rice roadrunner logoLillian J. Rice Elementary School is located in the southwest section of Chula Vista. It was built in 1938 and consists of three wings of self-contained classrooms, a media center, a multipurpose room, and administration offices. We are now a full K-6 Dual Immersion school. Rice also has two pre-school 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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Dr. Eduardo Reyes Honored by Turnaround Arts
Posted on 02/08/2024
CVESD Superintendent Eduardo Reyes, Ed.D., was recently recognized for his commitment to creativity and arts education at the Turnaround Arts: Califor
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Celebrating National School Counseling Week in CVESD
Posted on 02/05/2024
CVESD recognizes National School Counseling Week, highlighting the notable contributions made by school counselors and their vital role in promoting s
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CVESD Celebrates Black History Month
Posted on 02/01/2024
This February CVESD celebrates Black History Month by encouraging our schools and district as a whole, to take the opportunity to dive into the rich h
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Important Weather Update
Posted on 01/31/2024
Message from the Superintendent: As you may be aware, more rain and high winds are forecasted for the county starting Thursday, February 1, 2024. Fore
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Get Ready, ELPAC is Here!
Posted on 01/29/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) students are gearing up for our annual English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPA
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CVESD 2022-23 California School Dashboard Ratings
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CVESD 2022-23 California School Dashboard Ratings
Posted on 01/25/2024
We are excited to share the latest California School Dashboard (Dashboard) ratings for the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD), reflecting
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CVESD Expands Community Schools Program
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CVESD Expands Community Schools Program
Posted on 01/22/2024
Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and Chula Vista Educators (CVE) are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Community Schools Program
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CVESD Teacher Finalist KI Space Competition
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CVESD Teacher Finalist KI Space Competition
Posted on 01/19/2024
Teresa Youssofi, a sixth grade teacher at Loma Verde Elementary School, has been announced as one of the twelve finalists for the KI Learning Space Co
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CVESD Educators Receive 2023 CMEA Awards
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CVESD Educators Receive 2023 CMEA Awards
Posted on 01/18/2024
Two Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) educators receive 2023 California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Southern Border Section Fortis
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