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Benjamin N. Cardozo High School

Overview written by the school: Cardozo High School prides itself on being a school of excellence with a heart. Known for a longstanding tradition of academic achievement, our mission is to design, operate, and implement classes and programs that prepare all of our students for success in college, career, and beyond. We promote character by creating a community in which each individual is valued, respected and supported to achieve both within and outside of the classroom. We believe that the whole student must be nurtured throughout high school so in addition to our high academics expectations, which are reflected in our many advanced and specialty offerings, we offer extensive arts, athletics, and extra curricular programs to enhance the growth of all of our learners.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 89% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 91% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 88% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 81% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 69% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Political Science, Law and Ethics
Code: Q16A
Program description: This program is dedicated to fostering interest in the political and legal fields. It is open to a wide range of academic performance levels. Students will engage in a sequence of history courses in topics including political theory, ethics, civil, criminal, and constitutional law. They will also participate in activities such as Mock Trial, NYPD Explorers, and law and political field internship.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 133
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2331
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 18
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 300
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 13
Eligibility: Open only to Queens students or residents

Seats 10: Yes

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: English, Math, Social Studies
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Acapella, American Red Cross, Art &Portfolio, Autism Speaks, Band, Black Student Union, Christian Solution, Community Service, Creative Writing, Desi, Drama, FBLA, Film, Glamour Gals, GSA, Key Club, Korean Culture, Leadership, Mock Trial, Model UN, Muslim Students Association, NYPD Explorers, Orchestra, PE Leaders, Pre-Med, Robotics, Rock, Science Olympiad, Speech/ Debate, Stage Crew, Teens Against Bullying, Ukulele, UNICEF, Verdict, Video Game, Virtual Reality, Yearbook, Young Creators
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Golf, Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 3609
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Korean, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation

Geoeligibility: Open only to Queens students/residents
School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Oakland Gardens
Neighborhood: Bayside-Oakland Gardens

School Number: Q415

Community board: 411
Council district: 23
Census tract: 138501
BIN: 4161735
BBL: 4075290001

About Benjamin N. Cardozo High School


Address: 57-00 223RD STREET, BAYSIDE NY 11364
Latitude: 40.752333
Longitude: -73.75599
Phone number: 718-279-6500
Fax number: 718-631-7880
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q27, Q30, QM35, QM5, QM8

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DaVinci Science and Math Institute, Political Science, Law and Ethics, Journalism and Media Studies, Computer Science, Performing Dance, Gateway

Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics Olympiad, Project Lead the Way: Engineering & Bio-Medical, Math Team for NY State Math League

Debate Team, Mock Trial, Senior Thesis, Creative Writing, Play Production, Media Studies, Robotics Team, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar

CUNY College Now at Queens College & Queensborough Community College, St. John's College Advantage, Adelfi College Partnership

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning, Achieve 3000: online differentiated literacy instruction

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