The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced Wednesday that it will close three schools because of low enrollment.
Nola.com/the Times Picayune reports the schools that will shut at the end of the current school year are the Holy Ghost in New Orleans, St. Agnes in Jefferson and Our Lady of Grace in Reserve.
The schools will continue with full staff for the rest of the academic year.
Roman Catholic school enrollment dropped 25 percent in the greater New Orleans area from 2003 to 2013.
The archdiocese closed more than 20 of its 100-plus schools during that decade.