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Cardozo High School Getting $100M Facelift

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Construction will begin December in a $100 million project to overhaul Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.
Construction will begin December in a $100 million project to overhaul Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.

With its gothic-style exterior and views that overlook much of Washington, Cardozo High School is one of D.C.’s oldest and most recognizable high-schools. In fact, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But city leaders say it’s time to transform the 95-year-old high-school into a state-of-the-art facility.

"To me, it levels the playing field – all right, because our students have been deprived of a first-class education, facility-wise," says Frazer O'Leary, a long-time teacher and coach at Cardozo.

The planned upgrades include a new cafeteria and regulation-size gymnasium.

The modernization effort is expected to cost more than $100 million. Construction will begin in December and is scheduled to be wrap up by August 2013.


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