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).

Around The District

Welcome Back to School
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Message from Superintendent
Posted on 07/19/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to welcome all our staff and students back on July 20, 2022.
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Fahari Jeffers Grand Opening
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CVESD Celebrates Opening of New School
Posted on 07/18/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is proud to continue to grow as a District and welcome our 50th school with a ribbon-cutting event that too
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Vision and Purpose
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CVESD Leadership Award Winners
Posted on 07/15/2022
CVESD Superintendent Dr. Eduardo Reyes recognized 13 outstanding employees for their leadership and dedication.
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Logo
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Welcomes New Leadership Ahead of 2022-23 School Year
Posted on 06/23/2022
Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is proud to welcome new leadership in advance of the 2022-23 school year at multi
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Odyssey of the Mind Champions
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CVESD Recognizes 2022 Odyssey of the Mind Champions
Posted on 06/16/2022
Discovery Charter Middle School’s eighth-grade student team for winning first place in the United States and second in the entire globe for the 2022 O
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Coastal Education
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Chula Vista Elementary Coastal Education Program Continues to Thrive Thanks to the Port of San Diego!
Posted on 06/08/2022
During this past school year 4,895 students from 215.5 classes were able to attend a Coastal Education Program thanks in part to the $11,500 in transp
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Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
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Support for school library designed to develop in students a love of learning
Posted on 05/17/2022
Los Altos Elementary School has been named one of 300 schools from 44 states across the country to receive a grant through the Laura Bush Foundation f
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Dr. Reyes and Dr. Codrington
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Dr. Eduardo Reyes announces Dr. Shawna Codrington as the first principal of Fahari L. Jeffers Elementary School
Posted on 02/25/2022
Under bright blue skies spotlighting the ongoing work of an active construction crew Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Eduardo
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LaTanya Powers
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LaTanya Powers – Resiliency Rewarded
Posted on 02/11/2022
CVESD’s new Website and Communications Specialist, LaTanya Powers, symbolizes the belief that talent, hard work, and a resilient spirit can propel you
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