Cramer Hill Elementary - Mastery Charter School


Cramer Hill Elementary is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Please follow the steps below to apply online by the priority deadline of February 16, 2024.

  • Visit One Camden
  • Log in or sign up
  • Fill out your family profile 
  • Select “2024-2025” as the school year you want to apply for
  • Select “Neighborhood Guaranteed School” or “Open Enrollment,” depending on how many schools you’d like to apply to
  • Confirm school selection/s (and rank school preference if doing Open Enrollment)
  • Complete and submit your application

Please note: If you are looking for a seat for your child for the current school year (2023-2024), you may still apply online today using One Camden

Have questions about our school or need help navigating the process? Complete and submit this form, and a Mastery enrollment specialist will reach out to answer your questions and help you apply.

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.

Congratulations to the Cramer Hill team on being recognized as Blue Ribbon School of Excellence through the national non-profit organization. After undergoing a rigorous review process, the team was notified of the award. The review process includes 9 performance categories for review including student focus and support, school organization and culture, challenging standards and curriculum, active teaching and learning, technology integration, professional community, leadership and educational vitality, school, family and community partnerships and indicators of success. The team will be celebrated at a conference in Florida this fall with other honorees from around the country. Congratulations Cramer Hill!

At Cramer Hill, all students learn and thrive. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

Stop by and visit us any time!





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)

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

  • Fun morning meeting gets students ready to learn
  • Free play or structured recess
  • 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)
Fax Number856-365-0206
My child’s academic performanceYour child’s teacherSee Staff Directory below
Attendance, Early Dismissals, Lateness856-726-0027, press 1
Health and medical 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.


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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