Our Affiliated Site: Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, D.C.

facts about Cardozo Education Campus:

  • Grades Served: Sixth – twelfth
  • Average Enrollment: 650 students
  • Facility Description: A beautiful, historic school building undergoing full historic renovation.
  • Academics: The school boasts two established and respected academies: the Academy of Transportation & Technology and the Academy of Construction & Design, which position students for success. In addition, the renovated campus houses a new, state-of-the art lab for web-design classes. Cardozo also offers AP science and humanities courses, technology courses, JROTC, athletic teams, a variety of clubs, Saturday Scholars, evening credit recovery and after-school tutoring programs.
  • Staff: Cardozo employs five administrators, 52 faculty members and 27 staff members, including a dietician and a full-time school nurse.
  • Percent of Students who Qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced-Price Meal Program: 100%
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.

Originally called Central High School, the Cardozo Education Campus historic building was constructed in 1928 and designed by architect William B. Ittner. It was later renamed in 1949 for Francis Lewis Cardozo — a clergyman, politician, educator and the first African American to hold a statewide office in the U.S. To this day, even in the wake of innumerable changes in the surrounding area, Cardozo remains a prominent and beloved landmark.

Despite its historic wealth, however, Cardozo’s current student population struggles with widespread poverty, single-parent homes, academic and behavioral problems, and transience (students changing schools at nontraditional times of the school year). Cardozo is known for its excellent educational opportunities that serve as a beacon of hope for children. Since its affiliation with Children Incorporated, our sponsors are fulfilling basic needs so that the students can focus on academics and rise above the difficult circumstances from which they come.