Principal's Message

  • Greetings from James W. Rice Elementary School: 

    As the principal at James W. Rice Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another exciting school year. We are excited to have students back on campus in our classrooms and hallways filled with enthusiasm for learning. 

    At James W. Rice learning is required. Our mission is to Support, Encourage and Inspire students to do their best in everything they do. We are excited to re-launch AVID and challenge and support every student in focused study skills to succeed in the classroom as well as in life. 

    It is our vision to help every student become connected to our  programs and feel included in all of our programs, activities, field trips, clubs and sports. As we get ready to start the school year together, I want to thank our maintenance staff, cafeteria workers, support staff, office staff and teachers for working hard the past several weeks to get ready for our awesome Jaguars! Together we’re better.  

    Our theme Together We’re Better along with our mission at James W. Rice to Support, Encourage & Inspire all of our learners together. We will grow together and get better together.  

    • We are still enrolling at James W. Rice Elementary School and the office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  - Enrollment forms can be found here:
    • Our gates  open at 7:00 AM and Breakfast will be served in the classroom and class begins at 7:15 AM
    • Dismissal is at 2:00 PM 
    • We have early release Wednesdays and dismissal is at 12:00 PM 

    If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at: 623-848-8420


    Mr. Perez