Mass.gov
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Go to Selected Program Area
 Massachusetts State Seal
 News  School/District Profiles  School/District Administration  Educator Services  Assessment/Accountability  Family & Community  
 Special Communities  Adult Basic Education  Alternative Learning  Students & Families <  
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Metco Program

Frequently Asked Questions
Updated December 19, 2013

Topics:
A. Background
B. Funding and Participating School Districts
C. Student Enrollment and Program Placement
D. Metco Program Demographics
F. Program Contact Information
View All

stopline

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:

RacePercentCount
African American73.0%2,421
Asian2.8%93
Hispanic18.6%617
Multi-Race4.2%140
Other1.4%46
Total100%3,317

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
E-mail this page| Print View| Print Pdf
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Search · Site Index · Policies · Site Info · Contact ESE