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Buffalo Diocese will lose another elementary school

Saint Margaret's School, a North Buffalo institution for nearly a century, will be closing its doors in June.

Like so many parochial schools previously, the Hertel Avenue school cites declining enrollment as it ends an era of Catholic primary education.

The Catholic Diocese reports that despite "aggressive efforts" to boost its numbers, only 60 students are registered for the fall semester.

In 1965, Saint Margaret's enrollment peaked at 647.

Displaced students will be eligible for a tuition credit if they choose to enroll next year in any other Catholic elementary school in the Diocese.