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Tyler, TX
Students enrolled: 643

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409 Carriage Drive
Tyler, TX 75703

(903) 262-2555
(903) 262-2556
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August 10, 2012
Overall, our experience with Rice Elementary has been good. Parent involvement is a definite strength for Rice. Everyone seems to cooperate well with each other, and everyone seems genuinely proud of their school. My son has had two teachers that weren't great teachers in my opinion, however I understand this would be possible at any school my son might attend.

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February 21, 2009
We have found the teachers and staff at Rice to be excellent. The PTA is fantastic and we are pleased in general with parent involvement. We recently began a search for a new home and the one thing it had to have was to be zoned for Rice so we could stay here!

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February 10, 2008
Considered to be the best public elementary school in town surely does not say much for public education. The children are unruley, poorly spoken and most seem to have defiant attitudes. Plan on spending money for private school tuition if you expect a positive elementary education for your children. The staff is handicapped by similarly negative administration attitudes.

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May 25, 2007
My children have attended schools in two different schools, and Rice is by far the best school that they ever attended! The teachers were great, the first ones that have actually cared about the children. This is one school that I am proud to say that my children go here!

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February 21, 2007
My children have attended 4 different elementary schools in 4 different states. Rice has been my least favorite. The beginning of the year Open House was attended by only 7 out of 24 parents. The teachers have tried to put a stop to bullying of children but they don't seem to be backed up by the administration. they refuse to seperate trouble makers into different classrooms. Resource teachers don't tailor their teaching for the individual as was done in previous schools my son attended. As a result his being in the resource classroom was a waste of his time.

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January 06, 2006
I am a parent of two students at Rice and have had the experience of attending another school in TISD. I have found the parent-teacher relationships and participation to be beyond my expectations. It is a pleasure to volunteer at the school.

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June 28, 2005
I too was horrofied at the behavior of some of the children at Rice. I found most of the teachers adequate but not all. Ms. Rowe in first grade is actually one of the best teachers that I have ever encountered and I truly wished that she could follow my child through school teaching him forever. The children however are undisciplined, snotty and mean for the most part.

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April 14, 2005
We were disappointed with our Rice experience. I found that the quality of education your child gets depends very much on the quality of your child's teacher. In Kindergarten, we were very pleased, as we had an excellent teacher. In first grade, we had a teacher who did not spend much time on individual instruction. We watched our kindergarden-aged daughter (who attended a private school) catch up and almost pass her first grade sister. They're both in private school now, and doing very well there. The principal & staff are excellent, but we struck out on teacher choice.

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July 26, 2004
We found Rice to be out of control. The children were not well disciplined, bullies were rampant and the education was lacking. The administrative staff was very little help and the teachers seemed to not care about our concerns.

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February 05, 2004
I think rice is great. we had some learning problems with one of our children and the teachers were very caring and ready to help in any way possible.

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Rice Elementary School
409 Carriage Drive, Tyler, TX  75703
(903) 262-2555
Last modified Rice Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rice Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top