Principalʻs Message

Christopher D. Bonilla

Our Ilima Intermediate ʻohana provides student-centered learning and whole-child experiences to support our studentsʻ adolescent development. Our teachers prepare engaging opportunities for each student to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Because of the relationships established with their passionate teachers and counselors, students benefit from various learning opportunities that enhance our studentsʻ character and responsibility. Our schoolʻs collective teacher efficacy is evidenced by the growth/development of each studentʻs unique gifts and talents. In partnerships with families, businesses and the community, Ilimaʻs students graduate learning how to be respectful, responsible and resourceful young citizens.




Ilima in the Media

Hoʻomaikaʻi to Mrs. Ishimine and her Family and Consumer Science students on sharing their love of culinary arts with the state. They were featured on Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Field Trip - on 12/10/19.

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 four elementary feeder schools are Kaimiloa, Pohakea, Holomua, and Iroquois Point.  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.