Rhawnhurst Elementary School K-5

Karen Howell-Toomer

7809 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19152
Phone: 215.728.5013

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Rhawnhurst Elementary


2014 Summer Registration INFORMATION: 

Parents/Guardians registration will resume on August 19, 2014 from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. for all grades. Please call the school for information on the documents required for registration. The school will reopen for phone calls on August 18, 2014 form 9:00am to 2:00p.m. 


Upcoming Dates: Mark your calendars!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014-is the first day for all students in Grades 1-5.

September 8-12, 2014- Kindergarten parents will attend ECEI conferences with their child's teacher.  Appointments will be scheduled by the individual teachers.

Monday, September 15, 2014 is the first day for all Kindergarten students. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014- Back To School Night (5:00-7:00p.m.) 

Thursday, September 25 & Friday, September 26th, 2014-School Closed (Rosh Hashanah observance)



Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Rhawnhurst Elementary School Website. 


Rhawnhurst Elementary is located at 7809 Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.


We are a Kindergarten through Grade 5 School with a current enrollment of 529 students. This includes an early childhood component—“Bright Futures Class”.   Our students represent a diverse range of nationalities and speak over 27 languages.

 Along with the teachers and staff, I pledge to:

  • Promote parent involvement and active, ongoing home/school outreach
  • Providing rigorous instruction that will ensure high student achievement and proficiency in all content areas
  • Promote a positive, nurturing, and caring environment where all students can learn and perform at their best level
  • Provide a safe learning environment for all students

We encourage you to return to our website and to learn more about the Rhawnhurst School community. Our website is updated monthly.


Rhawnhurst “Wildcats On The Move”


You Partner in Education,

Karen Howell-Toomer, Principal


Points of Pride

  • All students and staff feel safe,empowered and supported
  • Students, teachers, parents, community members, support staff, and administrators work collaboratively to create a positive learning  
  • Teachers hold high expectations for all students
  • Teachers use best practices in every classroom to engage each child

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