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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CVESD Board of Education Approves Tentative Agreement with Chula Vista Educators
Posted on 06/18/2020
A Message from Board President, Armando Farías
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Board President Armando Farías
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CVESD Board President, Armando Farias congratulates the promoting classes of 2020.
Posted on 06/05/2020
2019-2020 CVESD Board President, Armando Farias congratulates the promoting classes of 2020.
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Harborside Elementary Teacher Raising Funds for Books
Posted on 06/03/2020
Spend a few minutes talking education with Jessica Bruder and her energy and passion for teaching and her students become abundantly clear. The Harbor
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Schools Distribute WiFi Hotspots to Needy Families, Thanks to Partnership with City of Chula Vista
Posted on 05/21/2020
WiFi hotspots were distributed to foster youth, homeless youth, Special Education students and other CVESD families who might not otherwise afford bro
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Without New Federal Stimulus, State Budget Would Devastate CVESD Schools
Posted on 05/15/2020
Without Additional Federal Stimulus Funds, State Budget Would Devastate CVESD Schools .
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Board Approves Amendment to Arroyo Vista Charter School
Posted on 04/24/2020
An amendment to the existing charter of Arroyo Vista Charter School could serve as a first step in expanding options for parents who want an alternati
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Measure M Passes: ‘Thank You!’ Local Voters
Posted on 04/23/2020
The last ballots were counted, and surprise! Measure M achieved victory.
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Modified Procedures Announced for Board of Education Meetings
Posted on 04/20/2020
Board meetings will be conducted virtually and streamed until state and federal guidance allow in-person meetings to resume.
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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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