School Details

Cardozo Education Campus

1200 Clifton St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 673-7385

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 537 students 11 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2011-2012 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. In 2010-2011 students were tested in science in grades 5, 8 and high school. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cardozo Education Campus is a public high school in Washington. The principal of Cardozo Education Campus is Tanya Roane, who can be contacted at 537 students attend Cardozo Education Campus and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 25% of the Cardozo Education Campus students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 537 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cardozo Education Campus is 11:1. Booker T. Washington PCS is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 68% 75%
Hispanic 30% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 70%
Limited English proficiency 25% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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