About Us

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. 

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. Commmunity volunteers helped create a 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. 

Zavala is part of the Eastside Memorial family of schools, which offers STEM programs at every grade level.

Program Highlight Video

Campus Highlights

  •  After-school Programs
  • Creative Learning Initiative
  • Communities in School
  • Dual Language
  • Gifted and Talented Services
  • Neighborhood Longhorn Program
  • PEAS Gardening Program
  • Prime Time Enrichment
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • STEM


Vídeo destacado del programa

Aspectos Destacados

  • Aprendizaje social y emocional
  • Communities in School
  • Iniciativa de Aprendizaje Creativo
  • Lenguaje dual
  • Programas extracurriculares
  • Programa para dotados y talentosos
  • Programa Longhorns del vecindario
  • Programa de jardinería PEAS
  • Programa de enriquecimiento Prime Time
  • STEM