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Overview

Zavala Elementary School in Central East Austin offers educational programs that inspire and motivate children to become responsible citizens. The school community is driven by three beliefs: Knowledge is power. Education is a community effort. All children deserve to be challenged to learn at their highest levels.

Zavala is recognized for comprising a diverse community of Austin’s littlest learners and for bringing neighborhood partners and families together to support the success of all students.

In addition to offering high academic standards across the curriculum, the school provides a world of opportunities that support the whole child—including art, music, physical education and science. The campus also offers a preschool program for children with disabilities and opportunities for students to develop their life skills.

Community is key to Zavala’s success. Partners such as Communities in Schools and the University of Texas Neighborhood Longhorns Program help extend the reach of the school’s services. Hundreds of volunteers helped create the schoolyard garden, which has been designated as a National Wildlife Habitat.

Zavala is included in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1936, the school was dedicated to Lorenzo de Zavala, a leader in the Republic of Texas. Two years later, President Franklin Roosevelt approved the development of Santa Rita Courts, the first federal housing project in the nation, across the street from the school.

Zavala is part of the Eastside Memorial family of schools, which offers STEM programs at every grade level and is part of the district’s new creative learning initiative to offer a quality arts-rich education to every child.

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Points of Pride

Signature Programs

Student & Family Supports

After School Programming - Free
Child Care During the Day
Communitities in Schools

Performance | Demographics

2016 STAAR Passing Rates

2016 Accountability

Met Standard

2016 Distinction Designations

Postsecondary Readiness
Closing Performance Gaps

Source: Texas Education Agency

2016-17 Student Demographics "