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).

Around The District

Kids and Teacher
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CVESD Impact Teacher Program
Posted on 01/31/2023
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is in year two of the District’s Impact Teacher Support Program.
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Community Schools Program
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Community Schools Program
Posted on 01/12/2023
The Chula Vista Elementary School District identified its first Community School cohort to start in the 2023-24 school year. Harborside and Palomar El
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California Music Educators Association Winners
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CVESD Awarded Five Fortissimo Awards
Posted on 12/14/2022
The California Music Educators Association, Southern Border Section, released the names of their 2022 Fortissimo Award winners.
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Kids on Trail
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Port of San Diego Helps Students Become Environmental Stewards & Scientists
Posted on 12/02/2022
The Port of San Diego awarded the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) $47,200 for its Coastal Education (CE) Program, which is located at t
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 CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
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CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
Posted on 11/22/2022
CVESD now offers families the opportunity for free on-site healthcare for students through our partnership with Campus Clinic.
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District representatives pose with shovels
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CVESD Breaks Ground on its 50th School
Posted on 11/16/2022
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, students and Chula Vista Elementary School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift d
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Child Psychologist with child
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National School Psychologist Week
Posted on 11/10/2022
As part of National School Psychologist Week, CVESD is celebrating and highlighting the important work of our school psychologists for their leadershi
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CVESD District Building
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Superintendent Update Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/28/2022
As we wrap up Red Ribbon Week, it’s critical to highlight the importance of the celebration as it raises awareness of drug use and the problems relate
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CVESD Recognition Award
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PBIS Recognition 2022
Posted on 10/24/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District received Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) recognition from the CA PBIS Coalition for 202
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