Cardozo Senior High School
|Cardozo Senior High School|
|The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
|1300 Clifton Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20009
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||District of Columbia Public Schools Ward 1|
|Principal||Tanya S. Roane|
|Faculty||63.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Enrollment||631 (as of 2009-10)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.02|
The building was designed by architect William B. Ittner. Prior to 1949, it was known as Central High School, but was renamed when the school district deemed it a "colored" school. The U Street Metro station is partially named after this school, with "Cardozo" in the station's subtitle. Likewise, an alternative, Urban Renewal-era name for the Columbia Heights neighborhood is Upper Cardozo, and some of the public buildings in the area still bear this name.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Cardozo's marching band was one of the best in Washington, DC, and won several band competitions. Due to their enormous popularity, the band was invited to participate in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1981.
The video for the Don't Copy That Floppy anti-software piracy campaign was shot at Cardozo.
The school's marching band appears in the parade at the end of the movie, D.C. Cab.
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The following elementary schools feed into Cardozo:
- Park View
- Marie Reed
- Meridian PCS
The following middle schools feed into Cardozo:
- Meridian PCS
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