Eldridge Rice ElementaryCalifornia Distinguished School Award

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Principal's Message


I am extremely proud to be the Principal of Eldridge Rice Elementary School! I am so impressed with the dedication of all of those that work with our students each and every day. There is over 100 years of quality teaching at our site and we are always encouraging our Rockets to SOAR to great heights!

This year is going to bring great changes! We are proud to be implementing a new program called Code to the Future at Rice. This will ensure our students have knowledge of coding and programming along with access to one-to-one tech. We know this will help ensure our students are prepared for the future and look forward to our computer science immersion program this year. 

We are committed and dedicated to ensure that students are receiving quality first instruction, building strong 21st Century leaders and ensuring all students have college ready awareness. Our students are provided multiple opportunities to lead through our “Leader in Me” program and make wise choices through PBIS strategies. Teachers have been trained in Code to the Future, Leader in Me, PBIS, Differentiated Instruction, Professional Learning Communities, Being BOLD as a NO EXCUSES University, Tech training and our annual School Planning Institute. We are excited to bring about a positive change in our school-wide PBIS program and involve our community in our culture of college awareness. If you would like to stop by and visit to see the great things we are doing we welcome you! This year is going to bring great things and we are excited to be a part of it! NO EXCUSES! 

Christina Hirales