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Colony Middle School

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Posted February 16, 2009

excellent teaching staff. many extracurricular activities to choose from The activities are or such great variety, that any student should be ablt to enjoy one or more. The thing lacking is the ability to steer students toward better social behavior. Dress codes and stricter supervision on appropriate conduct on school property would make a great difference. This also includes themes picked for socials and balls, and movies seen, books read. They could greatly increase the opportunities to teach and inspire the students toward possitive behavior and thought patterns. We love the school overall and are very pleased to have our child atttend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

I really like this school that is CMS but, the problem is that it gives way too much homework. I never get the chance to have social life with my friends! - Alissa Engman
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

The school is good. The food is good,the teachers are asowome espically the 6th grade arctic dragons team and most of the people are wierd but i will always have colony pride valley wide
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

this school is bad mean people but kool teacher not a all good princble either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

this is the best school ever. It is fun but you learn alot to
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2007

This school is great, an inside source I will tell you that the food is great, the teachers are fun and individuals are okay, even though lots of the people are preps and snobs there are other people too that except you for who you are. This middle school is great! I love it here, and it is great to know that I can be excepted for who I am.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2006

I had a great time at this school. The teachers were great and they had lots of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2005

Parent involvement is not encouraged. Make Your Day Program is disliked by students, most consider it a 'joke'. Staff support of substitute teachers is often non-existant. Principal is not very observant and very much out of touch with what's happening in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American68%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrant70%
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation24%

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American76%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrant90%
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodation41%

Writing

All Students81%
Female89%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrant70%
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation29%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American84%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrant86%
Not migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native American92%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrant86%
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation67%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native American86%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrant86%
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodation48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American77%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrant82%
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation22%

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American83%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrant82%
Not migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodation57%

Science

All Students58%
Female53%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrant53%
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodation8%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American80%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrant88%
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodation46%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9250 Colony School Dr
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 761-1500

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