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Cardozo Education Campus

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 537 students

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Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted February 6, 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


Posted 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.


Posted June 7, 2010

I think Cardozo is and still is the perfect school. I rate this school 4 stars.


Posted 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


Posted January 8, 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.


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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


Posted 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%
Writing

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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25%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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27%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 45% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students33%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Disabled10%
Limited or not English proficient27%

Reading

All Students20%
Black, non-Hispanic23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Disabled3%
Limited or not English proficient9%

Science

All Students21%

Writing

All Students21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

In 2012-2013, this school was designated "Priority".

About the tests


The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. The possible classifications, from highest to lowest, are Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority. These measures include the DC CAS, annual growth, graduation rates, attendance rates and participation rates. Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), each school is given a School Index Score based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

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ACT/SAT participation

63%

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Graduation rate

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 68% 1%
Hispanic 30% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
Special education 25%N/A13%
English learners 25%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 73%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 77%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 72%N/AN/A
Hispanic 74%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 73%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 68%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 83%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 74%N/A75%
Female 78%N/A77%
Male 69%N/A71%
Asian/Pacific Islander 71%N/A79%
Black, not Hispanic 80%N/A77%
Hispanic 53%N/A62%
White, not Hispanic 50%N/A73%
Economically disadvantaged 100%N/A96%
Not economically disadvantaged 50%N/A58%
Students with disabilities 91%N/A94%
General-Education students 72%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Shaw/Garnett- Patterson JHS
Raymond Educational Campus
Francis-Stevens Educational Campus
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 20% (2012)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
americ
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Flag girls
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
  • americ

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
School Leader's name
  • Tanya Roane
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (202) 673-2232

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Music
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • French
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Construction / building
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • Plumbing

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
  • americ
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • 52, 53, 54 (14th Street Line), 63 (Takoma-Petworth Line), 64 (Fort Totten-Petworth Line), 90, 92, 93 (U Street-Garfield Line), 96 (East Capitol Street-Cardozo Line), X3 (Benning Road-Potomac Park Line), DC Circulator (Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square Metro)
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Columbia Heights Collaborative
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Men of Strength Club
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Flag girls
  • JROTC
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School colors
  • Purple and White
School mascot
  • Clerk
More from this school
  • 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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How to apply

Does this school have an application or enrollment process?
 

No

Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of the District of Columbia
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 20%
Military - 20%
Vocational - 20%
Workforce - 20%
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1200 Clifton St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Phone: (202) 673-7385

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