About This School
In 2011, Benjamin N Cardozo High School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Benjamin N Cardozo High School Reviews
Dozo may have a better teaching and learning environment but there is room for improvement as well. In my opinion they should probably add a room other then the lunch room or gym where some of the kids could stay if they don't want to go to the lunch room or library. I went for a meeting once and found kids in the hallways. It disappointed me, honestly speaking. My child was a Senior at this school but he started cutting a lot of classes during 10th grade. I was surprised when I saw his schedule, and found out the reason why he started cutting. Sometimes they give a double lunch period for no reason. If I were in his shoes I'd see why he would be annoyed. They really should think about the kids schedules before they do anything. Another thing that I have found that disappointed me is how kids can just leave the building.
Great school, very friendly kids and amazing teachers :)
Disappointed. The school is too big, noBODY/adminstrator knows your child is late or absent for school. APs or principals are too busy to talk to parents. Students smoking outside school or leaving building from side door is a daily scene.
You are on your own to sink or float.
I am currently a senior at this school and I've attended this school since I was a freshman, so you can trust me when I say that this is the one of the best schools in Queens, NY. There is a wide variety of classes to choose from and at many different levels: regular, honors, Davinci (for math and science only), AP. You can always challenge yourself. Also, the teachers for the most part are good and knowledgeable! If you are having trouble in class, many of the teachers are willing to tutor you during their break. This school really tries its best to prepare its students for the regents exam. During the Spring term, students may stay after school twice a week for extra regents help. These extra regents help classes are free and taught by actual teachers. If that's not enough, students having trouble in a class may sign up get tutored by an Arista student in the library during their free period. Arista is a special program at Cardozo for the students excelling in their classes and willing to commit hours to community service.
There are many different types of students at Cardozo. It is very diverse. There are students from all nationalities and religions. Everyone gets along here! The school is also not at all separated into their own cliques. Everyone hangs out with each other despite nationality or popularity. From what I can see, hardly any bullying happens.
There are many clubs and teams at Cardozo, from the Badminton Club to Red Cross Club to Chess Club . . . you name it! And if you don't find your club on the list, you can start the club yourself! Many of the teams at Cardozo are also the best in the city. For instance, Cardozo's Science Olympiad Team always places first, second, or third place; above prestigious schools like Stuyvesant. Our athletics are great also, especially the boys' basketball team and girls' volleyball team. The school has great school spirit. During its major sporting events, Cardozo's mascot the bulldog and cheerleaders will support its teams. Throughout the school year performance events are also held in the school's auditorium to showcase how talented this school is. The students' favorite performances often include dances done by members of Cardozo's recognized Dance Program. Students not part of the chorus, band, or dance program may also showoff their talent by auditioning for a spot in the Multicultural, Oh-Snap (poetry/rap open mic), Talent Show events held throughout the year. For students who would like to feel like a model, students may also sign up for Cardozo's fashion club runway event. Cardozo students could always find something to do to get involved!
This school is really safe. The security guards and deans are always around in the hallways to keep traffic flowing peacefully. Which is needed and helpful because Cardozo is crowded. Many of the security guards and deans also get along with the students and greet them in the hallways. However, they do their job very well. If you break the school rules they will give you a warning or punish you right on the spot.
Cardozo does a great job assisting students with their college application process. Cardozo hosts a College Fair every year consisting of over a hundred colleges. Students also meet with their college advisor several times to help them make the right college choice. Orientations are also given to the students about how to apply. The advisors at the college office are knowledgeable and experienced in the college process. They know what they are doing. The college office is also always open for questions.
The atmosphere outside of school is great. There are many school parks within blocks of cardozo where you can play handball or basketball. There are also nice hangout places a block away from Cardozo, like McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, etc.
Hope you found this review helpful. Good luck!
I'm a freshman at the school as of now. Summer break is coming in about a month and all my teachers have been great. Some teachers are not as lenient as others, but their teaching methods are all great. If you're in any accelerated (honors, AP, davinci, etc.) classes, expect them to be more challenging than regular classes. This is a great school and most freshman/sophomore teachers are great also.
I am a senior at Cardozo and I couldn't feel more prepared to go to college. My teachers are constantly challenging me and most academic departments offer tutoring throughout the day. Cardozo expects you to be an active learner. If you need help in a particular subject, they expect you to "take the bull by the horns" and do something about it.
The after school activities are awesome because there is something for everyone. If you do not find something for you, then you can find a faculty advisor and start a club/ team. Starting a club is easier than it sounds and is definitely worthwhile. The beginning of freshman year can be intimidating during the first few days. Eventually, you get over it. Most of my friends and I take the same classes so I know everybody in my classes. (On the first day of school, when somebody walked into my Advanced Placement Government class, everyone else would shout out there name and give them a round of applause.)
My daughter put this school twice on her high school application. this school is absoultly AMAZING. She is smarter than ever and I feel safe when she goes to school. I know that nothing will happen to her and she will be safe. I have a feeling she will become something great in life all because of this school.