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Catholic High School in Brooklyn to Close at End of Academic Year

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A Brooklyn Catholic school will shut its doors for good at the end of the academic year, leaving hundreds of students looking for a new school.

In a letter posted on the school's website, the president of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School says the board of directors voted unanimously to close.

The school says the size of its student body has shrunk about 75 percent since 2006, and tuition alone isn't covering the cost of running the school.

"It's sad. The high school's been there forever. I think it's a great staple of the neighborhood, and I thought it brought balance to the neighborhood, so it's pretty sad that it's going to be closed" said resident Oliver Martinez.

"It doesn't really affect me because I'm graduating, but at the end of the day, we have nothing to come back to," said Jahliel Williams, a student at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. "Bishop Ford was our home for like four years. It's sad to see it go."

The school says it will work with families to find other schools students to move to.

Bishop Ford was founded in 1962.

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