THE HOMEROOM | LA TIMES ONLINE
Friday May 30, 2008 - After 55 years as a prominent fixture in its Fairfax District neighborhood, Daniel Murphy Catholic High School graduates its last class of young men today.
The Los Angeles Archdiocese announced last October that the campus would close at the end of the school year, citing declining enrollment and financial challenges, some of which were brought about by the $600-million settlement of clergy abuse cases. Read more about Daniel Murphy here.
The archdiocese has not said what it will do with the campus, but students will move on to schools like St. Monica’s, Salesian, St. Genevieve, Cathedral, Loyola and Serra.
"Since the announcement of Daniel Murphy’s closure due to declining enrollment, the archdiocese has concerned itself with the future of the 165 students who are transferring to other schools," archdiocese spokesman Tod Tamberg said in a statement. "To date, every student who has applied to another Catholic high school has been accepted, and every request for financial aid has been granted."
-- Carla Rivera