Colony High School (Alaska)

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Colony High School
9550 E. Bogard Rd
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 Brendon McMahon
Faculty 83 (2017)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1127 (January 2017)
Student to teacher ratio 13.6:1 (2018)[1]
Color(s) 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. The wrestling team has won five state championships and has finish in the top twenty teams in the nation. Its cross-county ski team has three state championships and two national championships. Soccer team has two state championships.


Colony High School has the state's only marching band.[citation needed] 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] and it has been selected to participate in the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[4]

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


  1. ^ a b "IES School Information". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11.
  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
  4. ^ Ballard, Shannon (April 7, 2016). "Colony High School marching band selected to play in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade". KTVA Alaska. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

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