Students enrolled 882
School leader Robert Recatto

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29535 Westwind Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

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(951) 471-2184
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4 stars
Based on 28 ratings

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October 12, 2014
Amazing school with positive reinforcement methods all around. My son has gone here for 3 years andmI'm cringing at the thought that next year will be his last. Do what you must to get your kids into this top notch school. They encourage & motivate and live by the ROAR! Love Bob Recatto, the principal, who is a total class act & his Sundaes with the principal, Friday Flag and after school activities. My son takes part in every one! The teachers are excellent and live for the kids. They encourage & appreciate parent involvement. Love, love, love this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
We could not be happier with this school. Awesome teachers at every grad level. We have had 2 students, son and daughter, now in 5th and 3rd grades, attend all of their elementary years here. Principal is outstanding- caring but firm and disciplined. Some teachers have been better "fits" than others- it really depends a lot on how your child learns or behaves in the classroom. Sending our kids to Rice Canyon has been one of the best things that ever happened to us!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
My experiance at RCE is amazing. I'm currently on my last year, and i'm very sad to leave. But when I moved from San Diego I felt very welcome and have had been very happy with the teachers cariculum. What concerns me is that their pushing 7th grade on us 5th graders, it's stressing!

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2011
I could not be happier with another school. The second and fourth grade team is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2010
My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten. We love this school. Her teacher this year (Miss Porec, grade 3) is an amazing teacher and the school is very fortunate to have her. She makes her students think creatively and pushes them just the right amount. We are moving and this school has set the bar very high for our next one.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
this is an excellent school. Teachers are very involved with both parents and they're students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I love Rice Canyon. It is a great school. My oldest in in Kinder and she loves her teacher. (Ms. Allenbach) She is the best teacher that I have ever meet. She loves her kids and teaches them so much. All the teachers that I have meet are great so far. The front office staff are also very nice. I am think that it is great that they know all there children by name. They make me know my child is going to be safe while she is there.

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February 16, 2010
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no rating January 14, 2010
My sons are in third and first and they have been havig a great time since kindergarden!!!

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October 22, 2009
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August 30, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2009
My son was in Mrs. Allenbach's class last year for kinder. She has a genuine love for the kids and a natural desire to teach. We had a great year. Thank you RCE.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2009
This is the best school in lake elsinore! actually this is the best school around! i am very honered that my son has been attending rice canyon since he was in kindergarden. The teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
We move here in 2005 from Los Angeles. We were somewhat prepared knowing that our child maybe behind starting the third garde. We never realized how behind he actually was. Thank goodness Mrs. Smith came to the rescue. She comforted us and said he would have to work hard but not to worry that everything will turn out fine. He really blossomed. He was on honor roll, achieved over 100 A.R. points,and his tests scores were above average. Now, in the 5th grade, he still is on honor roll and his test scores are still above average. I am so thankful for the outstanding teachers and staff at Rice Canyon.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2008
I'm very pleased with Rice Canyon we relocated here from Alabama and I thought the school system could'nt be matched but it has the staff is so attentive and my son's teacher is the Best ( Mrs VanGinkle) 2nd grade teacher she keeps me informed on my son's progress he has addapted so well to the change I'm very pleased with the transition that we have made from one state to another

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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
My son has attended RCE since K and is now going into the 3rd grade. He had Mrs. Henry last year and I can not say enough good things about this teacher. She is amazing! She is the type of eduacator that goes above and beyond. She always kept us informed on everything that was going on with our child. Very good communication. If your child has her next year concider yourself lucky. You and your child will have your best school year yet. Parking, pick up, and drop off are horrible though. This was just bad planning by whoever desined the school though. I do not think they knew how many students would be attending this school.

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July 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2008
My oldest daughter just graduated from kindergarden. She had the best teacher, and I want to thank her for her dedication with the students. Thank you Mrs. Lambros you are just the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
First year that my daughter attend this school and me and her love it!! Great teacher's!! She will be going to fourth grade, looking forward to it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2007
I am a single mother of a 1st grader at Rice Canyon and fell in love with this school from the first day but as a single mother i was schocked that an after school program was not offered. i rate this school 4 star for outstanding teaching staff.

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August 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
The thing I most appreciate about Rice Canyon is that there are always a variety of activities and 'Extras' going on. From assemblies to Jog-a-Thons to school plays and drill team...There is always something fun to do. However, in the classroom I am a little disapointed. I don't feel that my children's teachers so far have been anything other than average. I suppose I was looking for teachers who regularly went above & beyond the call of duty but I don't really see that here. :-( And finally, if you pick up and/or drop off your kids personally, leave plenty of time to get into and out of the school. Parking and traffic flow is an absolute nightmare!

- submitted by a staff
November 21, 2005
'Both my children have gone to rice canyon since they were 5 years old. ANLC is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you rice canyon for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! '

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
So far my experience with Rice Canyon Elementary has been great. The teachers are wonderful and they really do care about each individual child.

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August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
We were brand new to the area/school this year. I have to say that I really like the school itself. I think that for the most part they do a lot for the children. However, the teacher that my son was placed with is one of the 'Meanest' teachers I have ever met in terms of attitude! I thought this kind of teacher was a thing of the past. I'm sure next year will be better.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
We have only been at Rice Canyon for a year, are first child is in Kindergarten. I love the atmoshper of the school. The PTA comes on very strong at the beginning of the year and it seems like you are sending money in every week for something. I have heard the teachers are very good, however we have some concerns about our sons teacher. Overall we are pleased with the way things are progressing.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
Rice Canyon is definately the cream of the crop, as far as students are concerned, in the City of Lake Elsinore. The campus is beautiful and the classrooms well stocked. They have monthly events for the parents and students to participate in together (family movie night, etc.). Impressively, the Principal is out in front of the school everyday when the kids are dismissed. She is very approachable and the kids love her. I transfered my son to Rice Canyon so he could have the best of the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2004
My granddaughter is in the fifth grade this year. I am amazed and in complete awe at the quality of the education she is receiving. Her teachers are enthusiastic, innovative, creative and dedicated to excellence in teaching. It is a joy to know my granddaughter is in the capable hands of such fine educators who strive daily to develop the next generation of leaders and responsible citizens.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2003
The state of Calif. declares that if a school ranks 800 or above it is an exemplary school. That we are!! The teachers that my son have had are really passionate about teaching and have high standards. That reflects on our students doing well above state average.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
My children have attended Rice Canyon since it opened in 2001. I am very happy with the progress they are making. The staff is professional and courteous. My children scored well above average on the SAT 9 testing. Thank you, Rice Canyon.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
Rice Canyon is a great school for kids to learn and grow. The teachers and staff are very personl and loving to all stidents. My son is in the third grade, loves Rice Canyon.

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Rice Canyon Elementary School
29535 Westwind Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA  92530
(951) 471-2184
Last modified Rice Canyon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rice Canyon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top