Islander Middle School
- MERCER ISLAND, WA
Islander Middle School Reviews
Rating 3.14 out of 5 7 reviews
Almost every school in the area offers greater chances for academic rigor. If you’re an average person not aiming to reach the highest level of academic rigor the school is ok. However not only is there a lot of bullying at this school, there is no course acceleration in any category other than math. So no matter how hard you work at this school, there won’t be the opportunity to go onto the highest level of academics. The extracurricular chance is bellow average at best. With around 3 sports teams and minimal clubs being limited to roughly 3 academic based clubs.
This is by far the worst school in the district. It is well known in the community that is the weakest link. Leadership is stagnant and out of touch, do not meet the needs of neurodiverse students, high teacher turnover, principals not liked by the students or parents, racism and bullying is rampant, feels unsafe. Principals are complacent or institutionalized in a dysfunctional system that is abusive to families. Huge mental health issues and lack of academic progress in general for most students, but more so for those who learn differently. Expect your kids to be segregated if they need support. Overall, this is probably the worst school our children have ever attended in this district or any district. It’s no surprise there is low enrollment, parents aren’t donating to the PTA anymore and confidence in the administration is at an all time low. What I would like to see changed is leadership completely replaced, hire more quality teachers not quickly certificated teachers, equity.
This mostly an outstanding school, I am currently finishing my 7th grade at IMS. Most of the teachers are pretty amazing. This school offers a variety of accelerated classes, which I always try to utilize. IMS has some varsity teams, although not much, a track, and volleyball teams. The atmosphere and culture is definitely something I value at this school, a huge portion of students participate in spirit days, and most people are nice and welcoming. The cafeteria food definitely needs improvement. But honestly, so far I’m having a good middle school experience.
Went to school my whole middle school. Awesome teachers, amazing gifted programs, super nice facilities and clubs/ activities for everyone. Extremely well funded to. Very good music and arts program. Best district in WA.
Went here for a year and I have to say the staff and teachers are fantastic. Foods is kind of disappointing however
Special education kids are not supported. Administrators falsify data and actively work to reduce modifications and supports provided to kids.
( I only went here for 2 years and have since moved ) Very friendly staff and teachers from memory, Mrs. Gaffney, Mr. Reyes, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Spitz (and her sub when she had her child) Mrs. Gurriero some-what of a hard class but great teacher and stories. (sorry if I misspelled any names) especially the principal (Mr. Miller if he's still there) and Mrs. Mary Joe. Met a ton of awesome friends and had a ton of great experiences: programming lego robots, working as a T.A. in the tech office and learning how to make movies.