Beginning November 16 - January 16, teachers, parents, and students will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this survey opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements in your child’s school. Simply select this link to take the 5Essentials Parent Survey. The 5Essential Parent Survey will take 10 minutes to complete.

Iles Middle School Open House--Dec. 8th @ 6:00 p.m. Door will open at 5:30

Iles School will host an Open House on Tuesday, December 8, 2016 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Please Note: Applications can be turned in prior to attending the Open House.

Applications Due December 14th before 4:00 p.m.

For students who have qualified for the Iles (or Franklin) Gifted Middle School Program, applications will be sent to your home. Current Iles students who qualify MUST turn in an application. Applications for Iles Middle School must be returned to Iles School before 4:00 p.m. on December 14, 2016. Turning in an application to Iles is saying you would like your child to attend Iles Middle School. Applications are dated and the time the application is received in our office will be written on the application. Iles only has 28 seats, which are filled by the order in which the applications are received (Priority will be given to students who qualify and are current Iles students, In-District or reside in District 186 boundaries, and/or students who currently have a sibling attending Iles School). Once we receive 28 applications, we will start a waiting list.

District 186 Survey: "How are we Doing?"

click here to take the survey

We are a Gifted Magnet School, Grades 1-8
We are an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School

Iles School was authorized in August, 2011. Please click on the logo below to learn about the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Iles School Mission and Vision

Mission: The mission of Iles School is to recognize and nurture the talents and abilities of gifted children as they develop their awareness of themselves as internationally-minded people.
Vision: Iles School creates a rigorous, global learning environment where students will become active, life-long learners by using their skills to explore their passions.

Iles School Instructional Focus

Conceptual-based learning through inquiry.

Iles Open House Mannequin Challenge

Videos 18 hours ago We did this while parents were touring classrooms and IMS volunteers were waiting. FUN!!


News 19 hours ago Selfies from IMS!

Iles Middle School Open House!

News 21 hours ago Come on over and check us out at 6 tonight! Be sure to stop by the IMS Selfie Station! #IMS

Iles Faculty Congratulates its Former Students!!

News Yesterday To the 2016-2017 Illinois State Scholars - We are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to seeing what your...

Iles Lego Teams had a Great Competition!

News 4 days ago On Sunday, December 4 many Iles students competed in the Lego League Tournament! Iles all girl team: EV3 won the...

Iles Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast

Photos 6 days ago It was so nice to see so many of you today. Thank you for attending. Thank you National Junior Honor Society for serving and cleaning up. What a fun time.

Iles School Mrs. Schoeben Awarded WFMB/Hy-Vee Teacher of the Month

News Dec 1 Congratulations to Mrs. Schoeben who was surprised this morning by WFMB/Hy-Vee for being November's Teacher of the Month. Click Here to see the video of her surprise.

Iles Lego League Update

News Nov 30 Iles students who participate in Lego League will qualify for the Lego League tournament this Sunday . The elementary teams are Building Bulldogs EV3 (an all girls team) and LegoPlatipi. The middle school team is Cricket. Good luck to them.

FAQ About Gifted Identification for Middle School

News Nov 14 How does my child qualify for the Identification Pool? • All families wishing to pursue gifted programming for their child must complete a Parent Recommendation Survey which can be completed online through the District website

Iles Parents Share Their Citizenship Journey

News Nov 11 As part of the Iles' 3rd grade students study of citizenship, parents who were born in other countries spoke to them...

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