FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2014 – The Board of Directors of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School has unanimously voted to close the school at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. For the past several years, Bishop Ford has experienced significant decline in enrollment. In 2006, Bishop Ford had 1,347 students. Today, that number is 499, a loss of 75% of our student population since 2006. The projected enrollment for next year is 422, a further decrease.
Enrollment projections predict further decline in the future. It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Bishop Ford Central High School unanimously voted to close the school at the end of the current school year.
Thomas Arria, principal, expressed this commitment to the students and their families: "Our greatest concern is for our current students and we are committed to making the transition for them to other schools for the next school year as smooth as possible. To that end, we have asked that other Catholic high schools in the area give special consideration to Bishop Ford students who may be enrolling next school year. We intend to meet with each family to ensure that students are placed in a school environment which will best meet their academic and personal needs."
Bishop Ford was founded in 1962 and is proud of its many alumni who have made a difference in service to their communities and to the Catholic Church.
Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School
1962 - 2014
The school will hold a "High School Information Evening" in the gym
on Tuesday, April 29th, at 7:00 p.m.
Several area high schools will be represented during the evening.