PROFICIENCY 28% 13% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Colony High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Gateway, AK. There are a total of 1,127 students and 44 teachers at Colony High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 235 free lunch students and 35 reduced lunch students.

Colony High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.5%, which is 13% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch235
Reduced lunch35


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment202
Taking some courses188
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses123
Passing no courses42

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Colony High School, there are a total of 202 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 188 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School36%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Colony High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 74.1% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 2.3% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 3.9% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 3.6% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 14.5% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.2% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

Gateway demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)724191
Median age33.933.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%53%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Education level achieved in Gateway

Completed 8th grade85.6%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.2%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.8%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Colony High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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