Dovalina Elementary is located on the northern boundary of Fort McIntosh. Fort McIntosh was established in the aftermath of the Mexican War and abandoned after World War II. It is presently on property of Laredo Community College. Dovalina Elementay was named after a local educator, Anita T. Dovalina. Her son, Ramon Dovalina, is presently president of Laredo Community College.
The first principal at Dovalina Elementary School was Leonor S. Daves, followed by Violeta M. Cobarruvias, Cordelia T. Cantu, Gustavo D. Fernandez, Guadalupe Cortez, Sylvia Moreno, Gloria Martinez, Jose R. Perez, III, and our current principal, Alma Gonzalez-Castillo.