Colony High School (Alaska)

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Colony High School
Address
9550 E. Colony Schools Drive
Palmer, Alaska, 99645
United States
Coordinates 61°36′32″N 149°12′46″W / 61.6088°N 149.2127°W / 61.6088; -149.2127Coordinates: 61°36′32″N 149°12′46″W / 61.6088°N 149.2127°W / 61.6088; -149.2127
Information
School type Public secondary school
School district Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Principal Cyd Duffin
Faculty 89 (2008)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1249 (August 2010)
Student to teacher ratio 18:1 (2008)[1]
Color(s) Green, black and white

              

Mascot Knight
Information (907) 861-5500
Website

Colony High School (CHS) is a public secondary school in Palmer, Alaska, United States, serving students in grades 912. It is part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. Colony High School's rivals include Wasilla High School and Palmer High School.

Sports[edit]

Colony's sports include football, cross-country running, swimming, cross-country skiing, wrestling, hockey, basketball, track and field, soccer, baseball, volleyball, and softball. Its cross-county ski team has three state championships and two national championships.

Activities[edit]

Colony High School has the state's only high school marching band. The marching band was invited to march at the inaugural parade for the 2009 Inaugural Parade for Barack Obama.[2] It participated in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, CA.[3]

The school produces its own newspaper, entitled The Knightly News.

Statistics for the 2010-2011 school year[edit]

Student-teacher ratio 18:1

Colony High School students by grade
9th grade students 340
10th grade students 321
11th grade students 333
12th grade students 248
Colony High School students by race
American Indiana/Alaskan 150
Asian/Pacific Islander 32
Hispanic 22
Black (Non-Hispanic) 40
White (Non-Hispanic) 952
Two or more races 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IES School Information". Archived from the original on 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ Kyle Hopkins (January 21, 2009). "Alaska band gets a wave from new president". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rose Bowl Parade Accepts Colony High Marching Band for 2014!, Alaska Music Educators Association, 2012

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