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


School Registration INFORMATION: 

Please call the school at 215.728.5013 for dates, times and information regarding the documents required for registration. 

Upcoming Dates: Mark your calendars!!!

May Events

1st & 2nd-Early Dismissal, Report Card Conferences

19th-- SCHOOLS CLOSED-Election Day

25th  – Memorial Day, SCHOOL CLOSED

June Events

3rd- Early Dismissal

18th- Last Day for Students

September Events 

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


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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Mrs. Howell-Toomer, Principal