Colony Middle School

9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Colony Middle School serves 704 students in grades 6-8.
Colony Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Colony Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Colony Middle School's student population of 704 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
704 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Colony Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Colony Middle School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#164 out of 443 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
14:1
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American Indian
8%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
68%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
11%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colony Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Colony Middle School's ranking?
Colony Middle School is ranked #164 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Colony Middle School often compared to?
Colony Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Teeland Middle School, Palmer Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Colony Middle School?
704 students attend Colony Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Colony Middle School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Colony Middle School?
Colony Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Colony Middle School offer ?
Colony Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Colony Middle School part of?
Colony Middle School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

School Calendar

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School Reviews

1   12/18/2020
Worst school ever I have nothing good to say about this school IT IS THE WORST.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Miriam
5   5/17/2016
The teachers and staff at Colony Middle School are absolutely fantastic. I love that you can go online and keep up with your child's progress and stay on top of any improvements that need to be made. I also love that they have a NO TOLERANCE for ANY type of bullying and they take care of any issues IMMEDIATELY. My daughter's grades have improved tremendously since attending this school and she's even made the Honor Roll! I couldn't be happier!
- Posted by Parent - Taure

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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