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 250 students, and our hybrid model class size is approximately 13-14 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 daily teacher office hours. 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 a robust “Cultures” rotation of classes for students with Physical Education, Visual Art, Computer Applications, and Choir or Band among other offerings.
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.
For the start of the 2020-2021 school year, staff members report to school at 7:45 a.m. and conduct their live Google Meets and eLearning lessons for students throughout the day until 3:30 p.m. From 3:30-4:15 p.m., teachers conduct office hours for all students. Students are expected to participate in their daily eLearning lessons or live Google Meets according to their Cohort assignments: Cohort 1 — Monday/Thursday live Google Meets; Cohort 2 — Tuesday/Friday live Google Meets.
For more information, please contact ICMS Principal Loryn Venekamp at 357-3850.