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Ladywood closing at end of school year.

tommiegun80
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December 12th, 2017, 10:08 am #1

With Ladywood closing at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Does anyone want to predict the  next  all-male school to close and when????
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December 15th, 2017, 10:22 am #2

Loyola...I give them 5 years. Hope I'm wrong.
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January 6th, 2018, 4:31 pm #3

I think almost all of the girls that are at Ladywood will end up at St. Catherine (which opened a few years ago and could join the girls' Central next year) or Mercy.

The other all-boys schools seem stable (CC, BBR, DLS, OLSM, and UDJ are all Class A while Loyola is a small C).

Looking back at michigan-football.com, the Archdiocese used to close schools if/when they hit Class D. That practice stopped after the Purge of 1971, in which many Catholic schools closed (from 1971 until DLS moved to Warren, there were no Catholic high schools in Macomb County)
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January 17th, 2018, 1:30 pm #4

I heard around December 14th or 15th that St Catherine's was scheduled to have 45 girls shadowing that day. Typically they'll have 3-4 per day, and they're usually 8th graders. These were Ladywood girls, many of whom hoped to transfer for the next semester in January. 

Part of Ladywood's closing provided budget to contribute $500.00 toward tuition assistance for each girls that chose to continue a Catholic school education after Ladywood closed. 

I would bet you don't get your $500.00 if you started at St Catherine's in January. 

I would also bet families don't care about the $500.00 as much as they care about their daughters starting school immediately with their new classmates.
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January 23rd, 2018, 9:17 am #5

Divine Child has also seen a major influx of girls from Ladywood shadowing. It's my understanding many will be coming to DC. 
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January 24th, 2018, 12:17 pm #6

Could a smaller co-ed school survive in the ladywood location if it were fed by St. Edith, OLvictory, st michaels, and st valentines????
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January 25th, 2018, 12:42 pm #7

CHSLfan wrote: Divine Child has also seen a major influx of girls from Ladywood shadowing. It's my understanding many will be coming to DC. 
My guess would be most will remain in the Catholic school system, with Divine Child, St. Catherine, Mercy, and Father Gabriel Richard all being somewhat nearby
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January 29th, 2018, 9:02 am #8

St. Catherine's will probably get the majority of girls who stay within the Catholic school system, followed by Divine Child, then a smattering to other schools (Mercy, FGR, and even NDP).

As for Catholic high schools, in general, there has been an enrollment decline the past 2-3 years consistent with a demographic downturn which will get more severe in the next couple years. While there are a couple exceptions, they are simply that. I will be very interested to see what the school enrollment numbers look like for 17-18. Brother Rice, for example, should be under 600 students when the numbers come out.
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January 31st, 2018, 10:07 am #9

Did you delete my post due to politics?  

Everything in that post was FACTUAL.  All verifiable and sourceable.  

The economics of the state play the LARGEST ROLE in Catholic school enrollment.  This thread is about a Catholic school closing due to enrollment issues.  How do you justify censorship over it?

Are we supposed to ignore the elephant in the room?
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January 31st, 2018, 10:43 am #10

aloyouis wrote: Did you delete my post due to politics?  

Everything in that post was FACTUAL.  All verifiable and sourceable.  

The economics of the state play the LARGEST ROLE in Catholic school enrollment.  This thread is about a Catholic school closing due to enrollment issues.  How do you justify censorship over it?

Are we supposed to ignore the elephant in the room?
Yes, because your specific political comments were unnecessary and did not add to the conversation.

Demographics play a larger role than economics - no kids, no school. The demographic trend-line for children in metro Detroit does not look good as the general population ages, at least for the next 8-10 years. Since you're a former De La Salle parent, let's look at De La Salle: their enrollment peak was in 2007-2008 at around 875, after Harper Woods Notre Dame and St. Clement had closed and their competition in Macomb County was minimal. Since then, they have seen their enrollment slowly decline down to around 750 this year. Their incoming freshman classes the last three years has gone from 210 to 185 to 165. That is demographics.

A number of the schools have made efforts to make the school more accessible through tuition assistance and to get more students from public schools, but when the pie gets smaller, the competition for kids gets more cutthroat.
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