Cramer Hill Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in Cramer Hill

Cramer Hill is a neighborhood elementary school serving close to 720 students and their families in kindergarten through 8th grade. We are in the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8). Our students also exceed national trends in growth for both math and reading.

Our state-of-the-art building has a gym, playground, soccer field, library and science labs. Students get free breakfast and lunch. We also have an aftercare program.

At Cramer Hill, we believe all of our students have greatness within. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

Stop by and visit us any time!






Student/Teacher Ratio

Our School

  • In the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8)
  • Highest kindergarten reading outcomes in the Mastery network
  • 3rd – 8th graders exceed national trends in growth on math and reading assessments
  • 4th grade math standardized test pass rates have tripled since the 2015-16 school year (PARCC – Across all Mastery Schools of Camden)
  • After school tutoring available

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

  • Fun morning meeting gets students ready to learn
  • Free play or structured recess
  • Play in K & 1st helps students learn social-emotional skills like self-awareness, empathy and conflict resolution
  • Art, music and physical education
  • Core values of kindness, responsibility, respect, teamwork and hard work

We offer a free aftercare program and a variety of after school activities and clubs, including:

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Latin Dance
  • Mindfulness and Yoga
  • Running Club
  • Softball
  • Student Council
  • Tumbling
  • Martial Arts/Self-Defense
  • Community Service Club
  • Rising Queens

Cramer Hill uniforms are available for purchase at Uniform City in downtown Camden 721 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103.


Feel free to call (856) 963-7680 to check store hours before arriving.


All families receive a free uniform voucher from the school at the beginning of each school year. This is redeemable at Uniform City Please call the Cramer Hill front desk 856-726-0027 or stop by 1001 N 17th St, Camden NJ 08105 to receive your child’s voucher. Vouchers are typically available at the end of July for the upcoming school year.


At Cramer Hill, students in grades 3-8 wear a gray polo with the Mastery logo. Students in grades K-2 wear a royal blue polo with the Mastery logo. All students may wear navy or black bottoms and the shoes of their choice.

Our Team

Jessie Gismondi, Principal

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Jessie Gismondi is the founding principal for Cramer Hill Upper. Before joining the Cramer Hill team, she was the assistant principal of instruction at North Camden Elementary (which merged with Cramer Hill in 2017), and a teacher at Mastery’s Mann Elementary in Philadelphia. She is a passionate leader who is looking to inspire her students and staff with joy and positive energy!

Principal Gismondi received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Joe’s University in Philadelphia and earned her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

She loves working in Camden and has grown to love the community and the relationships she has built there. As a Philadelphia native, she enjoys being able to work so close to home.

If you have questions aboutSchool Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performanceYour child’s teacherSee Staff Directory below
Attendance, Early Dismissals, Lateness856-726-0027, press 1
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concerns856-726-0027, press 2
Arrival or dismissal/Lunch856-726-0027, press 0
Discipline concerns/UniformsAssistant Principal of School Culture or Dean856-726-0027
Wellness/social work supportsSocial Worker856-726-0027
Events and tripsYour child’s teacherStaff Directory
Transportation856-726-0027, press 0
Supports for a student with an IEPAssistant Principal of Specialized Services856-726-0027
Enrollment/Reenrollment856-726-0027, press 3
After School Programs856-726-0027, press 0

Our staff is available to support you and your child throughout their school experience.  We are available to meet with families and answer questions via the email addresses listed here.


First NameLast NamePositionEmail
KristinaAdrianoTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ChandraBarzeyTeaching Assistant - Relay Resident[email protected]
AlisonBellSpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
JeremyBellTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
XiomaraBetancourtAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
Robert JBonner JrTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
TilishiaBradley-GoveiaTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
Andre'Brown JrTeaching Assistant - Middle School[email protected]
JennaButkovskyTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
JefferyCampbellSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant[email protected]
ZuleikaCardonaSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
EricCarvajalAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
AmyChenAssistant School Leader of Instruction - Early Elementary[email protected]
KimberlyClarkSupport Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
BrianCrescentiSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ErikaCruzSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant[email protected]
HeatherD'AntonioDirector of Specialized Services[email protected]
AnthonyDayHistory Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DanielDeeveyHistory Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
DavidDenisonEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
AnthonyEstesAssistant School Leader of School Culture - Early Elementary[email protected]
AngelaFlemingSpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
HeatherFronzaSpecialized Services Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
JoleneGaffAssistant School Leader of Specialized Services - Middle School[email protected]
CesarGarciaBuilding Engineer[email protected]
KimberlyGarvinTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AndrewGeorgeTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JessieGismondiPrincipal - Elementary School[email protected]
TrevinGrenierAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - Elementary School[email protected]
EricaHallTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
CintrellaHarrisTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
SaylaHartSocial Worker[email protected]
JosephHaugheyTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ReeseHolohanMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SharonHoodTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AbbyHouseSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
TonyaHowardAssistant Principal of Instruction - Middle School[email protected]
FarrahJenkinsTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AmberJonesTeaching Assistant - Early Elementary[email protected]
ElizabethKinieryAssistant School Leader/Director of Operations - Early Elementary[email protected]
WalmarLaoHistory Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
LaurenLappinTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
MelissaLoveMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ShikeenaLynardPhysical Education Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RebekahMakinTeaching Assistant - Relay Resident[email protected]
KadinMarshallTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MelanieMcGovernOperations Manager[email protected]
AmandaMcGowanTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ShavonneMooreSupport Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
KeairraMorrisSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
CandaceNegriTeaching Assistant - Relay Resident[email protected]
JustinNewellEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
AmandaNolanTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
FrancesNunezELL Coordinator[email protected]
ShawnO'NeillPhysical Education Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ToddOrangeAssistant School Leader of School Culture - Middle School[email protected]
JasminePearsonTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
MeganPenzaTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
GabriellePerezTeaching Assistant - Early Elementary[email protected]
JessicaPerezSocial Worker[email protected]
JoelPerezTeaching Assistant - Middle School[email protected]
AndreaPizzoTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JocelynQuinonesTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MichelleQuirkSpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
JessicaRamirezDean[email protected]
RichelleRandTeaching Assistant - Certification Track[email protected]
AshleyReissESL Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
O'TilliaRobertsSpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
TerriSautterSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
SydneySchatz-SpargoSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LauraSchmidtTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ShantaeScutchingsSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant[email protected]
ShikeyaSetzerSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
ChinyereShaniTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
CourtneySherwoodLead Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant[email protected]
KatieShiberTeaching Assistant - Middle School[email protected]
DenzelSmithTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MarcSpivakTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
CatherineSteckelSpecialized Services Case Manager - Middle School[email protected]
TheaStewartLearning Disabilities Teacher Consultant[email protected]
KarenTatBuilding Substitute (Part-Time)[email protected]
BrittanyTaylorMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
CynthiaTaylorSpecialized Services Teacher - KAPS[email protected]
MartelThompkins JrArt Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
KirstenTirolyMusic Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JameelahTurnerDean[email protected]
NikiWilliamsArt Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
DeraurahWilsonTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]

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I've been a Mastery parent for three years and I can say with confidence that I've had an overall great experience. I love the rigorous curriculum, how welcoming the staff is and how accessible the principals are.
- D. Walker, parent