To respect myself,
To respect others,
To respect property,
And to respect learning.
Cowan Elementary School Song
A bright new day is waiting for you
At Cowan School where dreams come true.
Coyotes strong and united are we
Joyfully singing and proudly learning
Working so confidently.
Cheer for the Purple and Green -- Ahoo!
Venetian green and grape jelly are Cowan's school colors. Dennis Cowan's favorite color was green. This color was selected as a tribute to our school's namesake. Prior to the opening of school, the community voted and chose purple as the second school color. These colors can be found throughout our school.
After reviewing a list of all the school mascots in the Austin Independent School District, the community decided to select a mascot that would be unique to Cowan. Many ideas were submitted and the coyote emerged as the favorite. We later learned from John Harris, whose family once owned the land on which Cowan Elementary is built, that coyotes still roam in the woods near our school.
Cowan Elementary School Logo
The famous artist, Amado M. Pena Jr., created our school logo exclusively for Dennis Cowan Elementary at the request of Tommy Cowan, the building architect and son of Dennis Cowan. The signed original is located in the main office and an enlarged reproduction is mounted on the floor in the main entryway.