Rice 2015


  • Rice is located on 11.66 acres of land in south Tyler which was donated by Hezekiah Fleetwood Rice, a wealthy farmer and landowner. In its beginnings, Rice was an independent school district serving students in grades one through twelve. In 1956, Rice became a part of the Tyler Independent School District. In 2013, TylerISD Bond passed to renovate our building.  We are now finished with construction and are enjoying a beautifully renovated building!
    School Motto: Positively Impacting the World  
    Mission Statement: Rice Elementary will develop passionate, life-long learners who positively impact the world.
    School Colors: Red, White, & Black
    Mascot: Rangers
    Population: Rice has approximately 675 students in grades K-5.


  • At Rice, our staff is dedicated and works hard to provide a school experience that will help each child meet their full potential. Our mission is to develop passionate, life-long learners, while teaching them to positively impact the world. We understand the importance of the home-school connection and value the involvement of our parents in their child’s education.
    We teach Rice Rangers to be future ready by developing students digital citizenship and technology skills through integrated lessons in the computer lab. During the 2018-2019 school year, we are implementing an Apple Coding Lab into the school day to prepare the way for future programmers. Students will use Swift Playgrounds to learn the language of computers.
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Last Modified on August 12, 2018