Kulia I Ka Nu'u - Strive for the Summit - Ilima's summit is college and career readiness for all students!


Ilima Intermediate school is a dynamic community of supportive, enthusiastic individuals who care for each other and their environment and a community that fosters a love for life-long learning.


Mission Statement

Through teamwork and perseverance, Ilima Intermediate will achieve high expectations.



Ilima United—Striving for Excellence.


OUR Beliefs

The school climate is characterized through caring and supportive teachers and a support  staff that enhances student achievement.


Ilima Intermediate fosters a learning environment conducive to meeting the unique needs of our developing adolescents.


Teachers promote enthusiasm in learning through a variety of methods to meet the needs of the early adolescent.


The curriculum incorporates a variety of course offerings and instructional methods, interdisciplinary studies and standards-based resources and materials.


Effective leaders express a vision, are supportive, communicate openly and share in decision-making.


Who We Are

Ilima Intermediate School is located in Ewa Beach, Oahu, and services the neighborhoods of Ewa, East Kapolei, Honouliuli, Ocean Pointe, West Loch, parts of Iroquois Point, and Waipahu.  Ilima graduates will transition to James Campbell High School.  Ilima Intermediate provides education to grades seven and eight, and services five out of seven feeder schools.  These five elementary feeder schools are Kaimiloa, Pohakea, Holomua, Iroquois Point, and Ewa Beach.  Currently, the school serves a population of approximately 854 students.  Our demographics reveal that during the school year 2015-2016, 51.7% of students qualified for Free and Reduced lunch, 9% are in  Special Education (SPED), and 4.7% are English Learners (EL).  Ilima Intermediate School has a total of 58 classroom teachers of whom 94.8% are fully licensed.


There are 9 non-classroom teachers that include Curriculum Coaches, Counselors, Technology/Media Coordinators, Registrar, and the Student Services Coordinator.  Ilima Intermediate School has been in Restructuring Status under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) since 2005.  With the new Strive HI system, as of the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, Ilima’s status is Continuous Improvement.


General Learner Outcomes (GLOs)

The GLOs are the essential overarching goals for all grade levels in Hawaii’s public schools -- from elementary through middle to high -- and all of the academic disciplines. Every content and performance standard should support the learner's progress towards these outcomes because they enable learners to lead full and productive lives.


There are six General Learners’ Outcomes:


  • GLO #1   Self-Directed LearnerThe ability to be responsible for one’s own learning.
  • GLO #2   Community ContributorThe understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together.
  • GLO #3   Complex ThinkerThe ability to demonstrate complex thinking and problem solving.
  • GLO #4   Quality Producer The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products.
  • GLO #5   Effective CommunicatorThe ability to communicate effectively.
  • GLO #6   Effective and ethical User of Technology The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically.



91-884 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706

(808) 687-9300 |  Fax (808) 689-1258