Our History

historyAlfred Cramer was born near Blackwood, New Jersey on December 12, 1844. He remained with his father upon the farm until he was of age. Farm work did not suit young Alfred’s taste, and he became a canvasser for books. This proved a valuable experience to him and it helped to fit him for a business career. After that, he came to Camden where he engaged in the coal business with his father-in-law. About this time he turned his attention to real estate, and began to purchase land with a view to laying out a town. The section of Camden called Cramer Hill is the result.

In 1913 the Eastside Elementary School was built in the 2800 block of Mickle Street. As the population began to change, the building became a junior high school and was renamed Alfred Cramer Junior High School. Around 1957 Cramer became once again an elementary school.

Since that time, Cramer has gone through many renovations and changes. Presently, Cramer is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 Elementary School with Mrs. Danielle Phillips as Principal. Cramer is located in East Camden with a student population of over 400 students. The students that we service enjoy coming to our three story red brick building. It is here that we get them off to a good start by providing a healthy breakfast, a full day pre-kindergarten, and a kindergarten program which emphasizes language development, positive self-image, and early reading activities.

Staff members are trained on the integration of technology across the curriculum. Our staff of over 110 professional and support personnel provide daily instruction and other support services. Our school colors are blue and white and our school mascot is a Panda Bear.
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