There are 12,750 students (October 2017) enrolled in fifteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), two comprehensive high schools (9-12), and two alternative high school programs. In addition, our integrated preschool program serves 198 students (October 2017). Over 70 different languages are spoken within the student/parent population. The Newton school district belongs to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state-funded voluntary educational desegregation program enrolling over 400 Boston students in Newton schools. Newton is also a Member of the Education Collaborative for Greater Boston (EDCO), which includes 17 urban and suburban communities.