My child has had an amazing time at illahee and I love how the teachers care for you and try to help you as much as they can, i absolutly love the school
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Posted by a parent on 09/15/13
My daughter is in their special 5th grade program for which we are proud to be in. She has wonderful teachers who have compassion and care for their students. She loves the school and her teachers and she enjoys coming to school everyday. The school has excellent extracurricular activities too. It has
... Read more a good mix of academics and other activities. I love their current grading system which is standards-based. We as parents are actively involved in our child's education and are always in contact with the teachers regarding her school activities. Overall, this is an excellent middle school in Federal Way. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/22/12
this school is absolutely wonderful. all the teachers are literally amazing and great teaching their own unique ways. of course the sports are amazing including their top music programs. the students are great too! so basically this whole school is great. :)
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Posted by a parent on 04/07/12
i love this school my daughter learns so much the teachers are amazing
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Posted by a parent on 03/10/10
Illahee is hands down the best middle school. Their focus on academics and athletics is absolutely remarkable. I attended alll three years and wish I was back again. There is a huge focus on athletics there and you may think you are unoticed if you dont do them. That is what I thought until I focused
... Read more on the bigger picture which is school spirit andstudents DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GO OUT FOR SPORTS! ou have to start somewhere and the coaches are great. As far as academics and teachers there are a select group of great teachers as there are with any school however the difference about Illahee is that all of the teachers are above average and go above and beyond. I do not regret one minute of my time at Illahee. Read less
Posted by a student on 02/21/10
I am a 'straight A' athletic 7th grader at Illahee right now and I can say I want to stay here for the rest of my life! I don't want to goto high school or move on any further! I want to stay with my brothers and sisters at illahee (they aren't my real family but they feel like family) I am proud to
... Read more say that I goto a school that stands above the rest! Even though the school is old I love it! Looking at the wall in the little gym makes me want to cry! Illahee is the best in athletics and academics! Our teachers give us so much motivation the biggest pushers on the planet! We have the best PE teachers on the earth! No one can replace anyone at Illahee! I wouldn't change one thing about Illahee it is my home! Read less
Posted by a student on 01/27/10
Illahee is a great school. There is no such thing as mid-winter break anymore...It's been gone for about 2 or 3 years now. Student breaks and snow days are a district/voter decision, not illahee's decision. In-service days are training days for staff to keep updated with new learning tools to help our
... Read more students, also a district decision and counts as one of the 180 required student learning days. Illahee doesn't operate on a schedule unlike any other school. They are only guilty of having a great staff, great students, great athletics, great academics, and great ptsa - who recently granted $10,000 so their school could purchase upgraded visual technology for their classrooms! wow! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/09/09
Illahee is a perfect school if you are into sports. I.M.S. starts to early.. the same times as high schools and it makes me almost always late
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Posted by a student on 03/10/09
No discipline what so ever and a day off every week due to teacher inservices, mid winter breaks, etc. is all I see! What the heck is mid winter break? Then days off for more inservices, another for teacher to 'learn day', and what ever else the city comes up with. Ridiculous. Our kids had more than
... Read more a week away from the classroom due to snow. If only everyone else had that, (gosh I need that at my company). I can not count the number of days my child is out of school! I thought Washington had a 1000 hour school ciriculum. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/28/09
Yes, it can be competitive making the Varsity teams as IMS is well-known for their athletic strength. MANY families with extremely focused athletic children attempt to choice their students at IMS because of the strength of the Athletic reputation there. Mr Brauer is the Athletic Director if you have
... Read more questions - he's always supportive. However, IMS is not only in demand for their Athletic participation, but also for their Academic reputation; Excellent scores on the State mandated test, the notorious WASL. As with most things in life, you need to make your voice heard and let the people in charge know your goals and the goals of your child to be involved. Apply yourself. Parents who would like to be involved in the school's PTSA are encouraged to participate, without pressure. Parents always choose what projects they want to help with via signup sheets. PTSA contacts are in the student planners. Read less
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Federal Way schools — Illahee Middle School is located at 36001 1st Ave S, Federal Way WA 98003. 36001 1st Ave S is in the 98003 ZIP code in Federal Way, WA The school district for Illahee Middle School is the Federal Way School District. Illahee Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 5 - 8.
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