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
9 332
10 316
11 241
12 238

Colony High School is a public high school of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District located in Palmer, AK. It has 1,127 students in grades 9th through 12th. Colony High School is the 10th largest public high school in Alaska and the 5,210th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 23.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,127
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 48.69
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,210th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 10th out of 288
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 255th out of 287
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 12th out of 287

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Colony High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 569
(50%)
3,944
(53%)
 Female 558
(50%)
3,498
(47%)

Colony High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 808
(72%)
5,389
(72%)
 American Indian 169
(15%)
1,087
(15%)
 Hispanic 56
(5%)
233
(3%)
 Asian 42
(4%)
195
(3%)
 Black 27
(2%)
135
(2%)
 Two or More 16
(1%)
309
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 9
(1%)
94
(1%)

Colony High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 863
(77%)
5,472
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 219
(19%)
1,714
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 45
(4%)
256
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Colony High School is ranked 17th out of 208 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Colony High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (23.4%) is significantly lower than the state average of 51.6%. 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
2013 1100
2014 1127
2015 1127

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
2013 23.2
2014 25.6
2015 23.1

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
2013 0.22727272727273
2014 0.23957409050577
2015 0.23425022182786

Compare Colony High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,762.4% 17.6:1
 
2,310.0% 23.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 23.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 51.6%
 

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