As in similar schools in cities throughout the nation, Omaha's Mercy High School has been confronted with enrollment declines during the past decade, with the city expanding toward the west and as educational preferences of Omaha Catholic families change. The Board of Directors was asked to consider four alternatives for changing the basic program of Mercy High School in order to reverse this trend. The Center for Applied Urban Research was then asked to assist the Board in assessing which of the alternatives would have the greatest potential for maintaining Mercy's educational excellence.
Lee, Paul S. T., "Attitudes Toward Proposed Changes at Mercy High School" (1978). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 80.