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 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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Curbside Book Service Supports Students’ Love of Reading
Posted on 10/16/2020
What’s a school library to do when schools are closed to in-person instruction because of the pandemic?
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CVESD Awarded Nearly $900,000 Grant by Department of Defense Program for Military Dependents
Posted on 10/13/2020
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to announce its recent award of a nearly $900,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education
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Burlington Stores Makes $5,000 Donation to CVESD School
Posted on 09/21/2020
As ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood!’ gifts go, Burlington Stores created a great first impression.
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'Wellness Champions' Fit to Be Honored
Posted on 09/15/2020
The Board of Education recently recognized its “District Wellness Champions” for 2019-20, which are individuals or schools that have worked diligently
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Limited Number of Students Return to Campus
Posted on 09/04/2020
A limited number of students will be returning to campuses in our District as part of the Distance Learning Support Program.
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Students to be Present, Engaged and Supported!
Posted on 08/27/2020
Each school and the District will track whether students are participating in online classes and accessing remote learning. Students’ attendance in a
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Schools to Remain in Distance Learning Until Local COVID-19 Data Improves
Posted on 08/26/2020
The Chula Vista Elementary School District will remain in a distance learning model until local data supports a phased reopening of schools.
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Safety Starts at Home
Posted on 08/19/2020
Help us reopen schools more quickly and safely. Wear a mask. Slow the spread. Learn how the Chula Vista Elementary School District is doing its part i
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Proposed Partnership Focuses on Keeping Schools Safe When In-person Instruction Resumes
Posted on 08/18/2020
The Governor’s recently announced pandemic plan centered on five key areas, including public health guidance that recommends “staff in every Californi
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