Molina Upper Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in Camden

Molina Upper is a neighborhood elementary school serving 480 students and their families in grades 3-8. We are in the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8).

One of the things our students enjoy most is our brand new gym where they have PE classes, play sports and do other extracurricular activities. Students get free breakfast and lunch. We also have an aftercare program.

Our students have the opportunity to automatically attend Mastery High School of Camden, giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience.

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

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Our School

  • Among the top ten schools in Camden for math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8)
  • Bilingual students receive extra support to develop literacy in both English and Spanish
  • Students are recognized and celebrated school-wide for honor roll, other academic successes and leadership
  • Fun morning meeting gets students ready to learn
  • Recess every day
  • Art, music, Spanish, physical education and field trips

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

Girl and Boy Scouts • Student Council • Graphic Design
Scrabble Club • Reading Club • Architecture • Craft Club
Movie Club • Mentoring and Tutoring • Baseball • Basketball
Cheerleading • Volleyball • Golf • Soccer • Homework Help

  •  Molina Upper  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 Molina Upper Front desk to schedule a time to pick up at 856-966-8970 or stop by 601 Vine St, Camden NJ 08103 to receive your child’s voucher. Vouchers are typically available at the end of July for the upcoming school year after the appropriate documentation is completed .
  • At Molina Upper, students in grades 3-8 wear a Navy blue polo with the Mastery logo. All students may wear navy bottoms and the shoes of their choice.

Our Team

Rickia Reid, Principal

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Rickia Reid has served as the principal of Mastery Molina Upper Elementary School since 2015. In her first year as principal, the school doubled proficiency rates in Math and English Language Arts on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. Each year since, Mastery Molina has increased its number of students scoring proficient on the PARCC English Language Arts exam.

Prior to becoming principal at Molina, Ms. Reid was principal at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia (2013 – 2015), during which time the school increased student attendance rates and Keystone Literacy exam scores. She’s also served as an assistant principal of Instruction, 8th grade team lead, Geometry teacher, and 8th grade math teacher.

She has been an educator since 2002 and is a recipient of the Philadelphia 76ers Game Changer Award for leaders who mentor the next generation of innovators.

Principal Reid grew up in Philadelphia and attended Strawberry Mansion High School.

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