Catholic schools

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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's a question that tends to mystify newcomers to Cincinnati, "What school did you go to?" Meaning high school, of course. It's just a Cincinnati thing, we seem to be forever-linked to our high school. And what school you went to seems to matter.

Provided / Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The superintendent of Catholic schools in the Cincinnati Archdiocese has resigned to take a similar position in Chicago.  Jim Rigg has been the leader of Cincinnati's Catholic schools since 2010.  

St. James of the Valley School /

Students at St. James of the Valley School in Wyoming will be looking for a new school next year.

The parish says declining enrollment over the past few years led to a substantial deficit it is unable to overcome.

The school went from 183 students in 2010 to 146 this year. There are four other Catholic grade schools within about three miles of St. James.

With students about to head back to classes, the Cincinnati Archdiocese is laying out its vision for the future.

This is the first-ever unified education plan for the 114-school diocese.

Superintendent Jim Rigg says preserving the Catholic identity is a top priority.