Study: Catholic Schools Boost Neighborhoods
Kristina Sauerwein Of The Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Catholic elementary schools help thwart decay in city neighborhoods, says a study by a local consulting firm.
Some families are so tied to parish schools, they do not want to flee to the suburbs, says the study, scheduled for release today. If a school shut down, the neighborhood could collapse, the study says.
Surveys and focus groups with more than 100 parents showed that: * Nearly 78 percent stayed in their neighborhoods because of a Catholic school. * Almost 74 percent of new residents - those living in a neighborhood for less than two years - said a Catholic school was a "very important" reason for moving to the area. * About 42 percent of families living …
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Publication information: Article title: Study: Catholic Schools Boost Neighborhoods. Contributors: Kristina Sauerwein Of The Post-Dispatch - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: January 27, 1997. Page number: 1A. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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