Irvington Community Middle School

Irvington Community Middle School (ICMS) was established in the fall of 2010 as an important component of the expansion of our K-12 program. ICMS serves students in 6th-8th grades.

By design and owing to our community school focus, ICMS is a small middle school. Our enrollment tops off at 240 students, and our class size is approximately 25 students. Our small-school, small-class size approach enables us to create and maintain close working relationships with our students, which promotes better understanding in reaching our academic and behavioral goals.

ICMS students are educated by a highly qualified, dedicated staff. Our teachers meet weekly to discuss student progress and develop best practice strategies for the classroom. Students are provided one-on-one assistance through after-school tutoring and clubs. Differentiated instruction is a key component of our educational practice so that each student gets what he/she needs to reach their academic potential.

Notably, ICMS offers 400 minutes per week of Spanish, Physical Education, Art, Choir or Band to each student.

In partnering with families, our goal is to prepare students for a successful college preparatory high school experience and beyond. Exemplifying this approach, our 8th grade students are given the opportunity to take Algebra I for high school credit. This allows ICMS students to enter their freshman year of high school with up to four (2) credits towards graduation.

Students are also coached on the tenets of The Irvington Way to promote their character development, and Positive Behavior Supports are used to encourage best behavior.

Hours:

School doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. Our first release is at 3:35 p.m. We have a 4:15 p.m. release for all students who have stayed for clubs or tutoring. After Care a paid service (managed by the YMCA) begins following the 4:15 p.m. release.

For more information, please contact ICMS Principal Loryn Venekamp at 357-3850.