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Welcome to Rice Elementary!

  • Welcome to Robert J.C. Rice Elementary - Home of the Rhinos!

    Rice Elementary provides options for families by offering both the Classic and CTA (Chandler Traditional Academy) education models. Our neighborhood school will deliver strong instruction, aligned to the Arizona standards, and a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities for our students. An overarching theme for the school will focus on sustainability. Rice Elementary will employ energy-saving features including an air-cooled central plant; an energy management system that allows HVAC  and lighting to be controlled remotely via the internet; sky lighting in hallways to eliminate use of lights; and ground and polished concrete floors in hallways and bathrooms, which are easier and less expensive to maintain. Our outdoor learning space will provide students an opportunity to learn about gardening and engage in nutrition education programs.

    The school  is named after Robert Rice, a long-time CUSD governing board member who began his career as a U.S. Air Force officer and spent more than two decades working for Intel in senior management roles. While on the Chandler Unified Governing Board, he helped lead the district to develop its first 10 year plan of excellence and has used his leadership experience to mentor and coach various organizations.

    We are  proud to be Chandler Unified School District's 32nd elementary school. 

    -- Shirley Mathew, Principal

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