Our Story

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.

Meet Our Team

Principal Chris Bonilla




CISL VP Tia Marquez

8th Grade Administrator

Registrar Clerk; Office Clerk

Attendance/Bus Clerk

7th Grade Administrator

Account Clerk



Pūpūkahi i Holomua:

Moving Forward to Together


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


Ilima United - Striving for Excellence