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

Continuing Student Re-Enrollment Now Open
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Continuing Student Re-Enrollment Now Open
Posted on 05/28/2024
Parents/guardians must submit their updated student information if they have a child re-enrolling with the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVE
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CVESD Leaders Selected for CALSA Award
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CVESD Leaders Selected for CALSA Award
Posted on 05/23/2024
Congratulations to Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) Principal Maria Canales, Ed.D., and Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities Omar
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Excellence in Education Leadership Award
Posted on 05/21/2024
Congratulations to Superintendent Eduardo Reyes, Ed.D., on receiving the Excellence in Education Leadership Award by Blu Lapis Media. This prestigious
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Celebrating National Speech Pathologist Day
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Celebrating National Speech Pathologist Day
Posted on 05/17/2024
At the Chula Vista Elementary School District, we recognize the pivotal role that speech and language services play in our students’ education. Our de
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2023-24 Classified Employees of the Year
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2023-24 Classified Employees of the Year
Posted on 05/17/2024
Designated by the Board of Education, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) proudly celebrates Classified Employee Week from May 19-25, 2
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FilCASP students
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FilCASP Celebrates Filipino Heritage at CVESD
Posted on 05/10/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) in partnership with the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC), and leveraging
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CVESD Music Teacher Wins CMA National Award
Posted on 05/09/2024
Congratulations to Mr. Jonathan Seligman, a music teacher at Joseph Casillas Elementary School, for receiving the highly coveted Country Music Associa
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Help Us Shape CVESD!
Posted on 05/07/2024
As the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) continuously strives to tailor our educational services to meet the needs of students, staff, an
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Leadership in Biliteracy Symposium Recognition
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Leadership in Biliteracy Symposium Recognition
Posted on 04/26/2024
Congratulations to Ms. Lalaine Perez on her recognition for advancing biliteracy initiatives across the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD)
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