Welcome Parents/ Guardians


    Thank you for your interest in De Zavala Elementary!

    De Zavala Elementary is a Vanguard Magnet campus. HISD’s Vanguard Magnet programs meet the needs and serve students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented (G/T) in intellectual ability, creativity, or leadership. Vanguard offers a differentiated curriculum that is both accelerated and enriched. 

    Our Vanguard Magnet Program is designed to serve our zoned students who are identified as G/T and G/T identified students who transfer to De Zavala through the Magnet program. 

    Admission to the Vanguard Program requires testing and meeting the HISD qualification requirements as stated on the HISD G/T Identification Matrix. 

    Parents have the option of using the online application system or paper application when applying for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    You may apply to up to 5 (five) Magnet schools for the 2021-2022  school year.

    Students who are in need of testing will be tested during the district designated testing windows. 



    Aurora DeLuna

    De Zavala Vanguard Magnet Coordinator


    7521 Avenue H
    Houston, TX 77012
    Fax: 713-924-1891