I actually know a person who goes to Ewa Makai and people say our school is ghetto but me and all my friends think the traditional methods are better than iPads and technology...
This school may be good enough if you don't know any better. If your local you have nothing to worry about.however, if your from mainland watch out. I had to send my daughter back stateside to live with relatives for a real education that's not outdated . Hawaii public school system is disappointing. Lets look at the statistics on kids from public school going on to college. All the money the state makes goes back into tourism with severe lacking in education and infrastructure.
they have great teachers and great after school activites. some people think its a bad school because they only look at the bad things like fights but they should look at the good things. im in the malams ika aina service science club and we went to the big island to learn more about science stuff and we had fudrasiers and we went down fort weaver road to pick up trash we did a lot of workand picked up alot. i went on the big island tirp even if i moved to a differnt school. how awesome was that. Best school i have ever went to, so many good times there. :)
The teachers are memorable. I will never forget there utmost dedication and sheer devotion to make us happy and enjoy our education. The dissappointment in this school is the environment. The negative atmosphere causes people to become hostile and fights riddle the campus. They're trying their best to inprove the school, so only expect better after this review become outdated. All-in-all, come to this school for a great experience, but just watch out for the fists from drama fanatics (Boy fight for girl, Boy-Boy testosterone, gang involvement, etc.)
This school was awesome..The Teachers were very nice and just plain awesome...I love Ilima..It was the best middle school experience for me..They do need to get a new Principal because he really does not help the school in any way and ALL the teachers dislike him and he spies on all the students at breaks and lunch...creepy dude..but other than him...The schools great..
Most teachers are dedicated and caring, unfortunately the school's Principal will rather downplay and/or downright ignore the discipline problems that are ruining the school's reputation. Parental involvement is also noticeably lacking and badly needed.
This school has improved tremendously just in the four years I have been here. Many teachers are great and give so much to the students. The students are generally good kids. There are a big handful who give Ilima it's' bad reputation. This school will go nowhere but up regarding curriculum, safety, and accolades.
I like this school alot,you may hear bad thing about it but ther trying to improve,like they just put in new concrete,and made/fixed benches.They have alot of nice things,like the c.C.T.V in the morning,and the extra jamba juice sells.The teachers try there hardest and the school started this thing called 'lock down' its where rite after the 3 minute passing time is over you close the door and send the late people to the office.
as a student of this school i would have to say there has been a major improvement over the last couple of years.im an 8th grader and looking back i can see the major improvement over the last year.one of the biggest yet would be the cemented courted! it is a much needed improvement.like most students i was scared from rumors in the beginning of my 7th grade year but now i love it.the teachers here are perfect and it is just a good overall place.the only thing bad about this school are those select few students that are 'bullies' that make this school get its bad reputation.overall this is a very good school and i love it!
The teachers would give anything to help the students pass the class. The school had improvements during the year like the cement in the court yeard. The teachers are so happy everytime i see them.
Well we moved to Ewa Beach from California. I was extremely disappointed to see that the 8th grade social studies was what she had in 6th grade in CA, the 8th grade science/adv math what she had in 7th grade in CA. She did seem to like the school but in light of how much she would be repeating, I have temporarily pulled her from the school. If she is bored, this is the age she will seek entertainment elsewhere. not a good thing.
My daughter heard the rumors. She was sooo scared to start her first day, but now that she has, she loves it. She loves the schedule and brags about her teachers. She even wanted to go when she was sick. That has never happen before. I give it thumbs up!
this is a really great school.even though you hear bad things about it, you know gossip is gossip and you will never know till you tried it.my daughter went to this school and she had a great time.i think it will still be good in the future.
this school has been improved.the improvments include -cameras (throughout hallways) -(comming in dec.)cement on the muddy courtyard -new uniforms(more stylish) -(comming soon)central ac -(better student planners) overall this is a great school and it may seem junky to others,once you get used to it, this school is Da Bomb!oh and it runs on a block schedule
As a former student of Ilima, I think that the school is pretty okay. Yes, it does need some improvement but the teachers and staff do there best to help out the students. The food is also okay. Some people might not like it because they're not accustomed to it. I went to that school just a year ago and i loved. I received good education and made great friends. --Clarissa
As A Student in ilima..im in the 8th grade..and to me this school is the greatest!Who care wat parents say..i have teachers who really want their student to know how to do math,english,science,hula,social studies,band,chorus,p.e,and art!
School? If thats what you call it. what a huge difference from the mainland school!We moved here 4months ago.The cirriculum is non existant,make up work is not given out and you dont recognize what they serve for lunch. My child will be withdrawn for next year and sent back to the mainland for school.It would be wise NOT to enroll your child at this school.The state needs to step in and do something!Please!
If you value your child's safety, education and general well-being than this is definitely not the school for you! As a former student and now guardian of a student here- I can definitely attest to the horrendous state of this school. The school is worse now than it was when I attended it. Teachers are not only inadequate (with the exception of maybe 2 teachers), they simply don't care about meeting the safety and educational needs of students- they are so busy trying to put in time to collect their pension and worry about their own personal safety. Students are continuously,harrassed,threatened and violently harmed by peers and unable to focus on studies as they are just trying to maintain their own personal safety and survival. Security is a joke- they sit by and watch the fights and violence as entertaintment. Adults and students of neighboring schools freely roam the campus.
Absolute travesty of a school. Uncaring teachers who let the students run amok around the school. Poor learning environment, and overall poor school.
Although my son had several very caring, dedicated teachers during his year at Ilima, overall it was a dreadful experience for him! The school is overcrowded -- there are simply not enough adults to supervise the kids, especially during transition time between classes. My son was constantly picked on, harrassed, pushed, tripped, had money and books stolen from his bag, and at one point punched and kicked by another student. He never felt safe there, and his grades suffered as a result. Luckily, some of his teachers were willing to give him extra help or let him take refuge in their classroom, but on the whole we did not feel like the administration cared much about our bright, sensitive kid. Also, the restrooms are absolutely filthy!! They are truly a health hazard. We pulled our son out after a year because it simply was too dangerous and oppressive for him there.
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