Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
|Benjamin N. Cardozo High School|
|Bayside, New York
|Type||Public high school|
|Faculty||189.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||4,042 (as of 2005-06)|
|Student to teacher ratio||21.4|
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is a public high school in Bayside, Queens of New York City, USA, and is operated by the New York City Department of Education. Cardozo is one of the leading academic high schools in New York City, and in May 2008, Newsweek ranked Benjamin N. Cardozo High School among the top 5% of high schools in the United States. The school is named for Benjamin N. Cardozo, who served as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals.
True to its namesake, the school is known for its Mentor Law and Humanities program, offering classes in such subjects as contract law as well as a legal internship course. In addition, the school's DaVinci Science and Research Institute program provides students an emphasis on science and mathematics, and the Performing Dance program, for which students are selected through an audition process, provides instruction in many different forms of dance with an emphasis on learning how to be strong independent women.
Cardozo High School offers a wide variety of Honors and Advanced Placement Courses, including AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science A, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Macroeconomics, and AP Microeconomics.
The school's Science Olympiad team consistently ranks in the top five at the New York City Regional Competition. The team won second place in 2008, third place in 2009, and fourth place in 2010. On February 5, 2011, the school's Science Olympiad team ranked first for the first time since 1999  at the New York City Regional Science Olympiad Competition, ranking above several private and specialized high schools renowned for their academic rigor. In 2012, the team ranked second at the regional competition.
Cardozo's chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) consistently places among the top students/schools on the city-level and on the state level of the competitions in various competitive events such as Marketing, Economics, Personal Finance, Business Math, Cyber Security, Parliamentary Procedures, Networking Concepts, Business Procedures, Hospitality Management, Accounting I, Sports Management, and more. Students place in the top of their competitive events, gaining higher rankings than students from schools such as Ward Melville HS, Brighton HS, Mamaroneck HS, Jericho HS, Shenendehowa HS, and many other schools. In 2011, Cardozo FBLA went on to the national level of the competitions in Orlando, Florida.
Cardozo also has a large number of sports teams, which are:
- Boys: Track, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Cross country, Fencing, Golf, Handball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball.
- Girls: Track, Basketball, Cross country, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball.
- Co-ed: Bowling and Wrestling.
- George Tenet (1953-), former director of the CIA.
- Rafer Alston (1976-), former NBA player.
- Darryl Hill, basketball player
- Dawoud Bey (David Smikle) (1953 -) Photographer, writer and curator.
- Pete Munro - Major league baseball 
- Duane Causwell (1968-), NBA player.
- Royal Ivey (1981-), NBA player with the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Ron Jeremy (1953-), adult film actor.
- Howie Rose (1954-), New York Mets Broadcaster.
- Reginald VelJohnson (1952-), actor, known for his role in Family Matters.
- Spyder D - rapper
- Matthew "Matt Striker" Kaye, Former teacher at Benjamin Cardozo, professional wrestler, commentator
- Frankie Palmeri (1969-), musician, frontman for the band Emmure.
- Carol Shaya Castro (1970-), former NYPD officer that appeared in the August 1994 issue of Playboy magazine.
- Anthony Raneri (1982-), Lead singer of Bayside (band).
- Jay "Flowsik" Pak (1985-), Rapper in Aziatix (hip hop group)
- Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 9, 2008.
- "Science Olympiad Team Takes Second in City", The Verdict, June 16, 2008. Accessed December 18, 2008.
- Lee,Ike. " NYC Regional Competition 2011 Official Results Chart", New York Science Olympiad, February 6, 2011. Accessed February 6, 2011.
- Bumiller, Elisabeth. "THREATS AND RESPONSES: GOVERNMENT; Under Fire for Sept. 11, C.I.A. Chief Gains From His Bond With Bush", The New York Times, December 17, 2002. Accessed November 20, 2007. "In a speech in 1999 at his alma mater, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens, Mr. Tenet called himself the short fat guy from Little Neck, and told the crowd that many of you will go on to college and you will run into people who went to fancy prep schools and who appear to have a higher quality education than you do. They don't."
- Friend, Tom. "BASKETBALL; A Point Guard Leaves in Order to Go Back Home", The New York Times, November 25, 1994. Accessed November 20, 2007. "Letters from John Thompson were no antidote; his classmates at Cardozo High in Bayside, Queens, graduated last June without mailing him an invitation."
- "SPORTS PEOPLE: COLLEGE BASKETBALL;", The New York Times, January 16, 1990. Accessed November 26, 2007.
- Dicker, Ron. "HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS; Rice and Cardozo Advance to Class A Final", The New York Times, March 27, 1999. Accessed January 27, 2008.
- Hart, John. "The Hedgehog Shoots For Legit", The Village Voice, Accessed December 6, 2007. "Long before Hollywood called, Jeremy was just another Bayside kid who enjoyed afternoons playing on his favorite tree outside his home on Bell Boulevard. He attended Benjamin Cardozo High School, where he appeared in theatrical productions like Oklahoma. One of his fellow cast members was Reginald Vel Johnson, who went on to fame in the Die Hard movie series and TV's Family Matters."
- Czerwinski, Kevin T. "Notes: Vaughn uncertain of return", Major League Baseball, May 6, 2003. Accessed March 20, 2008. "Third baseman Ty Wigginton, Mets broadcaster Howie Rose and the Dodgers' Jason Romano participated in the unveiling of a new baseball field at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens on Tuesday. Rose is a graduate of Cardozo."