Principal's Message

Dear Islander Families,

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! We think this school year is going to be one of the best we have had at IMS. Our mission of ensuring a challenging, relevant and engaging experience where every student is able to advance to a greater level of understanding, ability, and performance is still the primary focus of our work with your kids. We know that students will come home both challenged and excited with their learning experiences at school. Read more...

Didn't make it to Fee and Photo Day on August 21, 2014?  Please read the attached document for more information.

Latest Islander Middle School Headlines

Latest District Headlines

  • School district launches Diversity Advisory Committee

    On Friday, Sept. 19, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) held the second meeting of the newly launched Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC). Read more...
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  • Mercer Island schools participating in Healthy Youth Survey

    The Mercer Island School District will participate in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey from October 13-17. Read more...
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  • Four MIHS students named National Merit semifinalists

    Today the Mercer Island School District and National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the selection of four Mercer Island High School students as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Read more...
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  • School district authorizes Boundary Committee, consultant for elementary schools

    In the fall of 2016 Mercer Island will have a new public elementary school located off SE 40th Street near Gallagher Hill Road at the site of the old North Mercer Junior High. When the new school is operational, the question of which neighborhoods will go to which of the four elementary schools will have to be answered. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island students achieve new heights in ACT testing, exceed state averages

    The graduating class of 2014 earned the best composite ACT score for the Mercer Island School District in at least five years. The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test designed to assess student readiness for college or the workplace. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island teachers, school board ink new three-year contract

    On Thursday, August 28, the Mercer Island School Board approved a new three-year contract with teachers that will last through August of 2017. Teachers voted to ratify the contract on August 26. Read more...
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About IMS

Islander Middle School is the only public middle school on Mercer Island and is host to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. IMS is located on the south end of the island at 8225 SE 72nd street.
Co-principals Mary Jo Budzius and Aaron Miller, along with associate principal Tara Stone, lead approximately 75 staff members and 1,000 students. IMS utilizes district-adopted curriculum as the foundation for its core classes as well as offering a variety of engaging learning electives.
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