McGraw Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in East Camden

McGraw is a K-5 elementary school in East Camden serving 400 students and their families. For school year, 2022-23 McGraw will be grades K-4 and East Camden Middle will be grades 5-8.

Elementary school at Mastery is just the starting point. We proudly offer academic excellence from crayons to cap and gown! Our students have the opportunity to automatically attend our East Camden Middle School, then Mastery High School of Camden, giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience.

We’re among the top ten schools in Camden for math proficiency (grades 3-8). When it comes to reading, Mastery K-2 students in Camden are surpassing reading growth expectations and students in grades 3-5 are growing faster than their peers nationally.

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio

Our School

  • Among the top ten schools in Camden for math proficiency
  • K-2 students are surpassing reading growth expectations as measured by a national assessment (F&P)*
  • Students in grades 3-5 are growing faster than their peers nationally in Reading (MAP)*
  • Two teachers in K-2 Literacy classes

* across the Mastery Schools of Camden network

  • Play in K & 1st helps students learn social-emotional skills like self-awareness, empathy and conflict resolution
  • Art, physical education, recess and Spanish
  • Weekly community meetings and Student Recognition Awards

We offer free aftercare until 6 p.m. and a a variety of after-school activities and clubs, including:

  • Tutoring, Art Club, Board Games Club, Choir, Doubledutch Club, Girls Book Club, Homework Club, Monarch Dance, Robotics Club, Football

We also partner with several community groups to bring fun, unique opportunities to students.

  • Settlement Music Group teaches students how to sing and play instruments
  • Campbell’s Soup – 4th graders participate in their Cooking Matters program and 5th graders participate in their Career Ambassadors program
  • Monthly events for families
    • Muffins with Mom
    • Donuts with Dad
    • Father-Daughter Dance
    • Student Achievement Banquets
    • African American History Assembly
    • Hispanic Heritage Festival
    • Math Game Family Night

We also host activities and workshops to give parents tips and tricks to help their children with their schoolwork.

Our Team

Danielle Horowitz, School Leader

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Danielle Horowitz serves as the proud principal of Mastery McGraw Elementary after serving as the assistant principal of instruction for 5 years. She has been an educator for over a decade. She started her teaching career as an English teacher in Chile before returning to the United States to be a 6th grade teacher in Philadelphia.


Mrs. Horowitz’s (or Mrs. H’s) decision to become an educator was inspired by her mom’s 27 year career as a special educator. She believes that every one of our McGraw students is mighty and magnificent. She’s honored to lead a staff that believes this wholeheartedly as well. Together in partnership with the East Camden community, the McGraw team will continue to collectively disrupt the million different ways that inequity shows up in education, and work toward the Mastery mission to prepare students for postsecondary success and the ability to pursue their dreams.


Mrs. Horowitz has a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in both Spanish and Government & Law and a master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania. On the weekends, Mrs. Horowitz and her husband enjoy spending quality time with friends and family.

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 just love the communication between the parents and the teachers and the school."
-Yonita Martin, Mastery Parent