• Thomas Cardozo Middle School


Vision and Mission

  • Thomas Cardozo Middle School opened its doors on September 12, 2010, under the leadership of Dr. Josephine Kelly. Cardozo Middle School is named after Thomas W. Cardozo, the first African American to serve as superintendent of education for the state of Mississippi in 1873.

    With more than 114,600 square feet of indoor space, Cardozo Middle School has a maximum enrollment capacity of 650 students. The school's instructional facilities are made up of 32 classrooms, an art room, choral music room, band room, and four computer labs. Rounding out the numerous amenities at Cardozo, including a Gymnatorium and Library/Media Center.


    Vision Statement (What we set out to achieve):

    The vision of Cardozo Middle School is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. In partnership with families and the community, our goal is to create relevant learning opportunities and positive cultural foundations that help them develop the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and character necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced world. 

    Mission (Why our school exists):

    The mission of Cardozo Middle School is to provide a supportive and rigorous learning environment that empowers students to excel academically and advance positively, culturally.


    Empowering the Pride to R.O.A.R., one scholar at a time! 


    L.I.O.N.S. R.O.A.R.

    Leaders Intellectually and Obediently Navigating Scholarship 

    Raising the Standard. Operating in Excellence. Achieving Greatness. Reigning Supreme. 


    General Information


    School Colors:

    Orange and Navy Blue


    School Mascot:




    6th Grade - White Tops, Navy Blue or Khaki Bottoms

    7th Grade - Navy Blue Tops, Navy Blue or Khaki Bottoms

    8th Grade - Orange Tops, Navy Blue or Khaki Bottoms








Contact Us

  • Address
    Cardozo Middle School
    3180 McDowell Rd. Ext.
    Jackson, MS 39204




    Bell Schedule  7:30a.m.-3:30p.m
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