Home of the Rice Owls, the Richard L. Rice school is located in Marlton, New Jersey. The school officially opened in 1989. Our school's namesake, Richard L. Rice, was a dedicated board member. All of the schools in our district are named after a person who was either a teacher, principal, or board member. This tradition helps to celebrate and remember their hard work and dedication.
Students enrollment of 450 includes kindergarten through fifth grades, as well as five preschool disabilities classes, one integrated preschool class, a preschool autism program, a kindergarten multiple disabilities class and resource centers to assist students with special needs. The school has the full-time services of an art, computer, music, and physical education teacher. There is also a media specialist. Once a week for the entire year, students attend each special subject. This provides the opportunity for integrated teaching units in addition to the regularly scheduled related arts classes. The school also has the services of the following certified staff: a nurse, a guidance counselor, reading recovery teachers, reading specialists, a physical therapist, speech therapists, resource room teachers, an instrumental music teacher, a world language teacher and classroom teachers. Curriculum areas are regularly reviewed, revised, and adjusted to reflect the needs of an ever changing society. District supervisors assist the school staff in these revisions and adjustments to the curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, health, as well as physical education, art, music and library.
In addition to academics, extra-curricular activities are available in the following areas: Student Council, Safety Patrol, Yearbook, Chorus, Orchestra, Band, Homework, Art and Sports.
Through the years the Rice PTA has been, and continues to be, a very positive, active, and supportive organization providing special programs and activities for students, parents, teachers and the school as a whole.