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9-12 & Ungraded
Washington, DC
Students enrolled: 537

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1200 Clifton St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

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(202) 673-7385
(202) 673-2232
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April 08, 2015
For those writing the high-star reviews here... you do realize that you're damning the school with faint praise, right? "The school has some AP classes" does not make a good public school. 75%+ of the kids who take AP classes *passing the AP tests* makes a good public school. Woodrow Wilson HS's pass rate is barely above 50%, and that's at the lower end of what would count as a good school. Only 17% of the kids at Cardozo who take AP tests pass the tests. That's LESS THAN ONE IN FIVE. If your kid was one of the lucky success stories, then great, I'm genuinely glad for you. But for those of us who want our kids in a school where their peers will all be expected to take a full AP courseload and pass every single AP test, Cardozo just isn't setting high enough standards for their kids. And by giving 4 and 5 star reviews to the school, you're helping the school administrators deceive themselves to think that the standards are high enough. They're not, and as parents whose kids would have gone to Wilson and had Wilson-level academic expectations now get routed into Cardozo, they're going to start feeling the heat to step up.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2014
My son attended Cardozo Education Campus. He did very well there maintaining his presence on the honor roll for his entire high school period. He was a member of the TRANSTEM Academy where his great love for aviation was deepened. Cardozo offers a wealth of extra curricula activities, the teachers are caring and highly qualified and a number of AP classes are offered. My son got a wide exposure to a number of opportunities that he would otherwise not have been exposed to like summer scholarships to aviation camps, college tours, meeting infamous individuals in the transportation industry like Barrington Irving, and visiting a number of places like SouthWest Airlines headquarters and JetBlue. He participated in several meaningful activities and represented the school in different sports. And when he thought he wanted to divert from our high expectations, teachers were there to help mentor him. I am glad my son attended Cardozo despite a number of persons trying to dissuade him from attending. Yes there were some disruptive students and they are every where but he kept his focus and had our support. He is now successfully enrolled in Delaware State University majoring in aviation.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2013
I graduated in 1996 and grew up in the housing projects across the street. Cardozo had a lot of problems back then, but now the area is gentrified, and the school has been renovated. There is a new principal and new programs. I wish we had that. I am happy for the new students. It's such a beautiful school.

- submitted by a community member

August 15, 2013
I graduated in 2009 from Cardozo I am a proud clerk, I am currently a graduate student. I would like to say that Cardozo has contributed a great deal to my education. My time there was filled with positive experiences some not so good things had happened but the good out weighed the bad. we had a great basketball team, the transtech program was awsome as well as the AP literature classes . The staff truly care about the students, I would strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member

July 02, 2012
I am a graduate and alumni of Cardozo shs ...I rated it high because my years there were wonderful ...what made Me love this school was the history and pride that poured out purple love :)) the choir and marching band saved a lot of peoples lives....I am now currently working with the 2012-2013 marching band and this program has been so good to so many students..like graduating HS and going to college...many of the students come back from college in there university tees and thank us ..its what keep us going...I personally feel depressed sometimes because me as well as others that has been there for 4 years going into 5-6 are volunteers who get no help at all but we keep going ...we love Cardozo Shs and most importantly we love our CHILDREN !...

- submitted by a teacher

February 06, 2012
i heard about this school.. i would like to ask you a question..? i want my son to join in your school but i'm busy with my work so i'm having free time to came to visit at your school... my son had pass to grade 10 (s.l.c)in nepal.. but in here i don't know how to admit my son in high school.. what should i have to do to get my son admission on your school.... i will be very grateful if you give me some idea about how to admit my son in your school... thank you

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2011
I am a 1969 Graduate of Cardozo and I'm surprised that the reputation continues to be negative. Cardozo has had it's ups and downs and it has managed to survive. I always thought Cardozo was a great school and while there were some that would not represent the school well as a student or faculty, the spirit of the school is as strong as any. Your returns are balanced against your investments. I know many Alumni that have gone on to great achievements ( myself included) and I'm positive that the spirit of the schools faculty and students is a s strong as ever. We will continue to grow and we must continue weeding the garden.

- submitted by a community member

June 07, 2010
I think Cardozo is and still is the perfect school. I rate this school 4 stars.

- submitted by a community member

March 19, 2010
I think that many people in Washington DC they just have a bad images of Cardozo just becouse the past but they don't know that Cardozo is becoming a good school with a lot of opportunity for all the student with academies such as transtech, and construction.

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2008
As a former Cardozo student and graduate (6th in my class), Cardozo certainly fostered a sense of accomplishment both academically and personally. There is a definite correlation between ones effort and the end result. I invested %100 percent of my effort in my education and in return received scholarships, accolades and life long relationship with teachers and peers and am a graduate of the illustrious Howard University. As with anything in life, you get out of it what you've invested.

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2007
I believe Cardozo HS in D.C. is a very good school because despite the stereotypical negative image some may have of the school (which is not true), it has excellent teachers available for students who want to succeed. I graduated from Cardozo and was able to go to the University of Virginia, with the help of my great teachers. Overall, I think this school matches the students with teachers who truly care and encourage students to overcome any obstacles.

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2007
There are some great, dedicated teachers there, but some horrible ones that should be long gone. The new Principal is an improvement, but some other administrators are terrible. Standards are too low. Students get too many days off for teacher meetings and training. The building is falling apart. Extra cirriculars are there but are inconsistent, depending on who is leading them. Parent involvement is very low, but the Principal is now trying to form a PTA to her credit.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2005
People really underestimate Cardozo. It is hyped up in all the bad news but a student's educational and life experience as a human being is well developed.

- submitted by a student
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Cardozo has three (3) Learning Communities and two academies so that personalized academic, social and emotional services can be provided using the team approach. The 9th grade team is housed on the 3rd floor, the 10th grade team is on the 2nd floor and the 11th and 12th grade teams are housed on the lower levels. An Administrator, Team Leader and Dean of Students are assigned to each team to maintain and promote student academic success and attendance. The Academy of Transportation and Technology (Trans Tech Academy which was established in 1991 and was joined by the Academy of Construction and Design which opened in the fall of 2005. Academies provide an opportunity for a more personal approach to educational programming and planning. Each of the academies evolves around a specific theme and structure to attract students with distinct interest. This concept in educational planning also supports initiatives which encourage students to become career focused.


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Cardozo Education Campus
1200 Clifton St. NW, Washington, DC  20001
(202) 673-7385
Last modified Cardozo Education Campus is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cardozo Education Campus Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top