Ilima Intermediate School

Principal's Welcome








The school was originally known as Wailani Intermediate and High School. Wailani Intermediate and High School evolved into Ewa Beach Intermediate and High School and then later became Campbell High and Intermediate Schools.  It was located on our present site in the 1962-63 school year.  During the 1969-70 school years, Campbell High School and Ilima Intermediate School were created as independent public secondary schools.  Later in the year, Campbell High School relocated to its present location on North Road.


The school’s nickname, Ilima Royales, represents the Ilima blossom--the traditional flower of the Hawaiian royalty—that once grew in abundance in the area.


Classes and administrative services are conducted in 14 permanent structures and six portable classrooms.  The adult staff at Ilima total about 100 and includes teachers, aides, custodians, cafeteria staff, security, clerical staff and administrators.   There is an annual student turnover of 10%, primarily because of military dependent transfers out-of-state.  Recently, we have had an influx of local residents due to the creation of new subdivisions in the area.




Pupukahi I Holomua - Moving forward together.


Ilima’s school community will journey together by persevering through life’s challenges and striving toward success.




Mission Statement

Through compassion, collaboration, and resiliency, Ilima Intermediate will inspire lifelong learners and nurture the whole child.




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 Learner – The ability to be responsible for one’s own learning.
  • GLO #2   Community Contributor – The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together.
  • GLO #3   Complex Thinker – The 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 Communicator – The ability to communicate effectively.
  • GLO #6   Effective and ethical User of Technology – The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically.



Alma Mater

Lyrics by Adrienne Felmet & Madeline Igawa

Music by Wallace Kumura


O `Ilima blossom rare, the symbol of our school.

We pledge our loyalty to thee; Our Alma Mater hail!

Let us work and strive for peace, together hand in hand.

So raise our voices loud and strong, All hail `Ilima hail!


Let us work and strive for peace, together hand in hand.

So raise our voices loud and strong, All hail `Ilima hail!