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Surveys are NOW OPEN!

The surveys were designed to capture feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. With an eye toward the Action Plan 3.0 goal of creating an equitable system of schools, this feedback provides a more complete picture of Philadelphia schools than relying solely on traditional measures of school success. By considering the perspectives of different groups in a school, this feedback can help pinpoint what is working well in a school along with areas that need to be improved.

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Kindergarten Registration

Applying to Kindergarten in the fall?

9am- 11am, Monday thru Thursday

Registration open Jan 16 – May 31, 2018

The School District of Philadelphia’s Kindergarten Registration process for the 2018-2019 school year is now open from January 16, 2018 through May 31, 2018!  For more information, please visit:


Welcome back to all Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are looking forward to a wonderful and exciting 2017-2018 school year at Rhawnhurst!

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

We are a Kindergarten through Grade 5 School with a current enrollment of 578 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
This year we are trying to reduce our use of paper to conserve the environment. We encourage you to return to our website and to learn more about the Rhawnhurst School community. Our website is updated often.

Don’t forget to check the Yellow Communication Folder daily for up to date news and events!

Rhawnhurst “Wildcats On The Move!”

You Partner in Education,

Karen Howell-Toomer, Principal

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