Colony High School (Alaska)

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Colony High School
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
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]

Green, black and white

Mascot Knight
Information (907) 861-5500

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.


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.


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


  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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