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

Students Painting Mural
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Fred H. Rohr Unveils Art Mural
Posted on 09/15/2022
Over fifty students at Fred H. Rohr Elementary School (Rohr Elementary) participated in designing and creating its new art mural. Students were able t
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CVESD Turns 130 Years
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CVESD Turns 130 Years
Posted on 09/06/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District celebrates 130 years as a school district this year.
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National Attendance Month
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CVESD Recognizes National Attendance Month
Posted on 09/01/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District recognizes National Attendance Month to raise awareness of the importance of students attending class daily
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Award Winner Recipient
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CVESD Recognizes 2021-22 Wellness Champion Award Recipients
Posted on 08/12/2022
The Board of Education recognizes the 2021-22 Chula Vista Elementary School District Wellness Champion Award recipients.
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The safety of the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s staff and students is a top priority for the District.
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CVESD Safety Update
Posted on 08/12/2022
The safety of the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s staff and students is a top priority for the District
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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 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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