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Zilker Elementary School

11 reviews
1900 Bluebonnet Lane
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 414-2327

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

Zilker Elementary School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

Community Reviews

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Excellent school! Teachers and staff are so caring, and are very experienced. They individualize leaning for each student. It's very diverse, and they are experts at social emotional learning. Both of my girls have thrived at zilker.
Posted by a parent on 8/19/2019
Not a safe environment for children who are on the autism spectrum.
Posted by a parent on 11/5/2017
Great science fair! I could see that the children really enjoyed expressing their thoughts. They showed remarkable confidence in the presentations (and passable science) A well run program! (by Science Fair judge)
Posted by a community member on 1/19/2017
There are lots of things that go into making a school great. I think the most important are having great kids and involved parents surrounded by a wonderful faculty who really care with a low turnover rate. Without those traits, no school is likely to excel. Zilker has them in abundance. There are also things that zilker has to work extra hard to overcome: overcrowded classes (with no aides), old and undersized facilities, constant budget cuts from the state and moderately inept administration. Luckily those things are not nearly as important and no amount of funding, small class size, or shiny new facilities could make up for an uninvolved community or disinterested faculty. Zilker has what really counts and manages to overcome all the rest. One metric that is not included in any rating is the number of transfer applications a school receives, that is the number of parents who don't live in zilker but apply to transfer their kids in anyway, zilker gets more than any other campus in AISD. So when it comes to AISD, particularly in the urban core, you will not do better than zilker. But good luck finding an affordable home in its district.
Posted by a parent on 4/22/2014
Terrible, by the time we finally decided to get out, our child had to be held back at his new school because he was so far behind. We kept trying to get more help at this awful over rated school but nobody really cared. Most kids at the school are very mean and my son got bullied a lot without any concern from most of the staff. Yea they have lots of field trips, but so what our new school does too AND they addressed all the learning issues that we were left with from Zilker!! Like another review I read on here, if I could I would give it zero stars but I'm not allowed that option! Good luck for others keeping your kids here that may be expecting a change or things to get better because unless your child is on level and having no problems then your child is pretty much on his own!
Posted by a parent on 12/11/2013

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Austin schools - Zilker Elementary School is located at 1900 Bluebonnet Lane, Austin TX 78704. Zilker Elementary School is in the Austin Independent School District. Zilker Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-6.

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