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METCO Program

Frequently Asked Questions
Updated December 19, 2013

A. Background
B. Funding and Participating School Districts
C. Student Enrollment and Program Placement
D. Metco Program Demographics
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D. Metco Program Demographics

D.1. How many students participate in the program?

As of October 1, 2013, 3,317 students were enrolled in the Metco program. Of this number, 3,183 originate from the city of Boston; the remaining 134 come from Springfield

D.2. What is the racial breakdown of the program?

In the 2013-2014 school year the racial breakdown of Metco pupils is as follows:

African American73.0%2,421

D.3. What is the racial breakdown of Metco 'receiving' communities?

Most Metco receiving districts are predominantly white. Nearly a quarter of the districts are greater than 90% white, with only five less than 70% white. Boston, the sending district for the vast majority of Metco students, is 35% African-American, 40% Hispanic, 14% White, and 9% Asian.

Last Updated: December 19, 2013
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