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Rice Middle School

Rice Middle School
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8500 Gifford Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (469) 752-6000
Fax: (469) 752-6001

Principal Christopher Glasscock
Assistant Principals

Sara McCutchen
Kendyl Zimmerman


Sarena Edwards - 6th Grade
Margaret Garza-Jimenez - 7th Grade
Susan Barshop - 8th Grade

School Hours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Enrollment 1,190
School Colors Navy, maroon and white
Mascot Ravens
Motto In pursuit of excellence.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Legacy Exit – east to Independence, north on Independence to Russell Creek, west on Russell Creek to Gifford, north on Gifford to the school.
From Central Expressway: Legacy Exit – west to Independence, north on Independence to Russell Creek, west on Russell Creek to Gifford, north on Gifford to the School.


  • Texas Education Agency State Accountability Program (2014-15 School Year)
    • Exemplary Campus
    • 1 of 153 campuses to receive 7 distinctions
  • American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)
    • 6 qualifiers in 2015
    • 16 qualifiers in 2014
  • AMC 8 American Mathematics Association
    • School Honor Roll 1st place in the nation (2013, 2014)
    • School Honor Roll 1st place in Texas and 5th in the nation (2012)
  • Fine Arts (Band/Choir/Orchestra)
    • Band: 2014 John Philip Sousa Foundation “Sudler Silver Cup” Recipient
    • National Wind Band Honors Winner
    • UIL Sweepstakes Band, Choir and Orchestra
    • Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Honor Groups
      • Four-time State Honor Band Finalist
      • Honors Full Orchestra 1st Runner Up (2014)
      • State Honor String Orchestra 4th Runner Up (2014)
      • Honors Full Orchestra 3rd Runner Up (2013)
      • Honors Orchestra 2nd Runner Up (2013)
      • State Conference Choir Guest Performance (2013)
      • Honors Orchestra 1st Runner up String (2011)
      • State Honors Orchestras, full and string-1st Runner Up (2009)
      • State Honors Orchestra, String (2008)
  • MATHCOUNTS Contests
    • Texas State 3rd Place (2015)
    • Texas State Champion (2013, 2014)
    • Texas State 2nd place (2012)
  • Raytheon MathMovesU Math Hero Awards (2008, 2012)
  • Speech and Debate City Champions (2014)
  • Verizon App Challenge Winners (2014-15) - best in region, state and nation
  • International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Competition
    • Individual Grand Prize Winner Life Science ISEF Regional and State (2013)
    • Individual Grand Prize Winner Physical Science ISEF Regional (2013)
  • 1st Place Winner National DuPont Science Essay (2011)
  • Discovery Science Challenge finalists; Speech and Debate District Champions (2012)
  • Listen to Life National Essay Contest Finalist and Grand Prize Winner (2013, 2014)
  • Global Finalist in the Google Science Fair Competition (2013)
  • Individual 7th Place Scripps National Spelling Bee (2013)
  • Grand and State Recognition Duke Talent Search SAT Program
  • Whiz Quiz District Champs
  • FFA (Plano ISD) Essay Contest 1st Place Winner (2014)
  • Athletics
    • 8th Grade Boys Football City Champions (2014)
    • Girls 8th Grade Volleyball A & B Team City Champions (2013)
    • Girls 7th Grade Volleyball City Champions (2013)
    • Girls 7th Grade B Team City Champions (2013)
    • Boys 7th Grade B Team City Champions (2013), A Team Undefeated Season (2013)
    • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Undefeated City Champions (2014)
    • 7th Grade Football Undefeated City Champions (2013, 2014)
  • Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards
    • Finalists (2013, 2014)
    • Winners (2007, 2012)
  • Plano Education Foundation Grants to Educators
  • 100% Teacher Membership in PTA

Campus Programs

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); Boys and Girls Athletics; Cheerleading; Chess Club; FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes); Flag Duty; FLAR (Foreign Language at Rice); Geography Bee; HOPE (Helping Other Peers Excel); MathCounts, Mock Trial; MSA (Muslim Student Association) Club; Music; NJAHS (National Junior Art Honor Society); NJHS (National Junior Honor Society); Poetry Book Club; Raven Literary Club; Ravens of Lore Speech Club; Science Fair; Soccer Club; Spanish; Spelling Bee; Student Council; Whiz Quiz; Yearbook

Parent Involvement Opportunities

School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; PTA

Community Partnership

2015 Everyone Matters Day

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