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About Us

I'd like to welcome you to Rice Elementary School's website. Parents will find valuable information about our academic achievement, professional staff, curricular programs, instructional materials, safety procedures, classroom environment, and conditions of facilities. Rice Elementary School provides a warm, stimulating environment where students are actively involved in learning academics as well as positive values. Students receive a standards-based, challenging curriculum provided by a dedicated professional staff based on the individual needs of the students. Ongoing evaluation of student progress and achievement helps us refine the instructional program so students can achieve academic proficiency. We have made a commitment to provide the best educational program possible for Rice Elementary School's students, and welcome any suggestions or questions you may have about the information contained in this report or about the school. Together, through our hard work, our students will be challenged to reach their maximum potential.


Mission Statement
Our mission is to ensure that all students learn by creating a community that focuses on student
learning, by working collaboratively and holding ourselves accountable for results.


School Profile
Rice Elementary School is located in the northern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades transitional kindergarten through six. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, 889 students were enrolled, including 6.9% in special education, 54.8% qualifying for English Language
Learner support, and 86.7% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

Colleen Lathery

Principal

805-361-7747

 

Tiffany Crane

Assistant Principal

805-361-7746

 

Silvia Velasco

Office Manager

805-361-7747

 

Elizabeth Gracia

Office Clerk

805-361-7750

 

Avelina Rodriguez

Community Liaison

805-361-7752

 

Alma Ruvalcaba

Project Office

805-361-7751

 

Nicole Arnold

Health Assistant

805-361-7749

 

Elizabeth Brown

Library

805-361-7780

 

Dave Amenta

Computer Lab

805-361-7779

 

Sheree Garcia

Cafeteria Manager

805-361-7776

 

Outreach

805-361-7768

 

State Preschool

805-361-7794