Colony Middle School

9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Colony Middle School serves 764 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Colony Middle School's student population of 764 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students764 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

Colony Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Colony Middle School is 0.45, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#191 out of 466 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
14%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.450.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Colony Middle School is Colony High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fronteras Charter School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pioneer Peak Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmer Colony High School Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,121 student
    0.3 miles
    9550 E Bogard Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 861-5500
    0.3 9-12 1,121
  • Palmer Pioneer Peak Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 434 students
    0.5 miles
    1959 North Trunk Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 861-5700
    0.5 PK-5 434
  • Wasilla Fronteras Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 289 students
    1.4 miles
    2315 N Seward Meridian Pky
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 376-2223
    1.4 K-8 289
  • Palmer Birchtree Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 416 students
    1.6 miles
    7101 E Palmer-wasilla Hwy
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 745-1831
    1.6 K-8 416
  • Wasilla Finger Lake Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 412 students
    2.2 miles
    5981 Eek St
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 864-2200
    2.2 PK-5 412

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
Worst school ever I have nothing good to say about this school IT IS THE WORST.
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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!
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