Mpls. superintendent would phase out high school

The Minneapolis schools superintendent is recommending phasing out North High Community High School.

Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson says enrollment has declined from about 1,100 students in 2004-2005 to 265 students currently.

Johnson says the small enrollment means the high school is the most expensive to operate at nearly $4,000 per student, compared with a district average of about $1,500.

The superintendent says if enough students don't enroll at North High, the district would close the school immediately.

The school board is expected to consider the recommendation Nov. 9.

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