Colony High School



Colony High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Colony High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 300
10 289
11 264
12 254

Colony High School is a public high school of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District located in Palmer, AK. It has 1,107 students in grades 9th through 12th. Colony High School is the 13th largest public high school in Alaska and the 5,218th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 30.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,107
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 30:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.89

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Colony High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 589
(53%)
3,485
(53%)
 Female 518
(47%)
3,092
(47%)

Colony High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 838
(76%)
4,932
(75%)
 American Indian 149
(13%)
1,053
(16%)
 Asian 41
(4%)
180
(3%)
 Hispanic 41
(4%)
211
(3%)
 Black 20
(2%)
117
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 18
(2%)
79
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Colony High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 882
(80%)
4,975
(76%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 174
(16%)
1,380
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 51
(5%)
222
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Colony High School is ranked 16th out of 0 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Colony High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (20.3%) is significantly lower than the state average of 46.9%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Colony High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1145
2006 1179
2007 1125
2008 1199
2009 1245
2010 1204
2011 1187
2012 1107

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 17.8
2007 19.1
2008 20.9
2009 20.3
2010 20.1
2011 21.2
2012 30

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.15021834061135
2006 0.17726887192536
2007 0.184
2008 0.17597998331943
2009 0.17510040160643
2010 0.20598006644518
2011 0.20640269587195
2012 0.20325203252033

Compare Colony High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,714.5% 17.1:1
 
3,000.0% 30.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 20.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 46.9%
 

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