I am very pleased with this school. They have about 20 after-school clubs that students can participate in. There are other opportunities for students to excel in leadership too. The staff is friendly and do their jobs well. You can tell that they care about students. If you think that they don't, you need to spend time around them...by volunteering. This is an A+ school in my book.
I think that the teachers are trying their best, but they are giving to much work to do and they don't let the teachers pick what they want to teach! They have no freedom! The reason I say this I asked for a teacher to print out a report card they told me that I had to go to the front office to request one which is really not the correct way to notify a angry parent. Or a parent that is a full time student, and its really hard to get free time to vist the school during business hours. They need more teachers aids to help the teachers these poor teachers are swamped I feel bad for them, even if they knew that is what they signed up for. The coach gave my son detention to my son bc he protected himself from a child who was warned to back off. My child knows right from wrong, I know that they have no tolerance but this is to the extreme. Kids will be kids stop making them grow up so fast. There rules aren't that great, they need more people skils. Also need to practice how to deal with a special needs child that requires more one on one help. I am doing my part to make sure we read at home and finish homework so they need to try harder.
As the new principal at Zavala Elementary, I welcome all parents as well as the Zavala community to come and join us in our efforts to reach exemplary status. Our staff is dedicated to making this happen. We are already recognized and with the right 'push' we will cruise into Exemplary. It is truly a blessing to work with such dedicated staff, wonderful students and committed parents.
This school is excellent. The teachers really work with the students to promote character building such as responsibility which manifests itself in higher academic scores. These students shine when they are compared with other Elementary students going to Jackson Junior High.
My child has attended Zavala for 3 years. The emphasis is on positive reenforcement of good behavior. Pride Rallys are held every other Friday morning for the whole school to celebrate the accomplishments of its students from academic achievements to outstanding character qualities. Teachers are warm, open and caring.
This school has been educating my four children for the past sixteen years. Everything about it is awesome. My oldest daughter is making a 4.0 at UT in Austin and attributes it to the teachers at Zavala Elementary who motivated her from an early age to work hard and succeed. Everyone at this school, from the janitor all the way up to the principal, is completely dedicated to the children. The teachers give up weekends and nights with their own families to attend to the needs of the kids at this school. The academic programs and extracurricular activities are all superior, and parents are always welcome.