St. Florian High School

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St. Florian High School was a Catholic high school in Hamtramck, Michigan of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. The school opened in 1940 and was located in the same building as St. Florian Elementary School.[1]

In the 1999-2000 school year 126 students were enrolled at the school. In the 2000-2001 school year this decreased to 110 students. In 2001 the school reduced teaching staff and programs, including American football, and it raised tuition from $3,500 to $4,500. In the 2001-2002 school year, 79 students were enrolled at the high school. In the fall of 2002, St. Florian and Bishop Gallagher High School in Harper Woods merged to form Trinity Catholic High School in Harper Woods. Pat Domagala, the principal of St. Florian, said that schools decided to merge because both were college preparatory schools and therefore had elements in common, and because Bishop Gallagher needed additional students and St. Florian needed additional programs. At that point St. Florian Elementary remained open.[1] After St. Florian Elementary's closing in 2005, no Catholic schools are located within the city limits of Hamtramck. During the same year the archdiocese announced that Trinity would close.[2]


  1. ^ a b Mercer, Tenisha. "Schools merge, form Trinity High." The Detroit News. June 5, 2002. Metro 6E. Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Pratt, Chastity, Patricia Montemurri, and Lori Higgins. "PARENTS, KIDS SCRAMBLE AS EDUCATION OPTIONS NARROW." Detroit Free Press. March 17, 2005. A1 News. Retrieved on April 30, 2011. "School closings announced Wednesday by the Archdiocese of Detroit doomed eight high schools in Detroit and neighboring suburbs and will shutter 10 elementary schools, including historic landmarks such as St. Alphonsus Elementary in Dearborn and St. Florian Elementary in Hamtramck." and "[...]said Jean Irvin-Stanley, who has children at Trinity High and Notre Dame High, both scheduled to shut their doors." "And with the closing of St. Florian Elementary, there will be no Catholic school in once heavily Polish Catholic Hamtramck."