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

Associate Principal Mayra Reyes gets tested for COVID-19
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CVESD Safe! Viral Testing Program Serves as Model
Posted on 02/26/2021
Innovative testing and tracing partnership has administered more than 4,500 viral tests and 3,600 antibody tests across our learning community.
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Silver Wing Elementary students are part of an award-winning school.
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Silver Wing, Mueller Charter to be Featured at ‘Best Urban Schools Symposium’
Posted on 02/25/2021
Mueller Charter School and Silver Wing Elementary are being featured at the 2021 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium
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A Celebration of Black History Month
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A Celebration of Black History Month
Posted on 02/01/2021
Throughout February, a multimedia campaign will give voice to various segments of our learning community about Black History Month.
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Wear Red on February 5 to support women's health and heart month.
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Be Heart Smart, Go Red for Women on Feb. 5!
Posted on 01/29/2021
“Go Red!” on Friday, February 5 to honor heart month and women’s health.
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Vaccine
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Health-Focused Employees Offered COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted on 01/15/2021
Nearly 150 Chula Vista Elementary School District employees have been notified of immediate eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This effort t
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Kids Enjoying Distance Learning Activity
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CVESD’s 'Station' Experiences Pivoted to Virtual Events after Pandemic
Posted on 12/18/2020
From dissecting a squid to building a solar tower, students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District explore exciting science, technology, engine
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Rhoda Murillo Library Media Technician
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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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Military Family
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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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'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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