Welcome to Chickamauga City Schools

Superintendent's Message

Welcome Letter

Our Mission:
The Chickamauga City School System strives to graduate all students with a comprehensive, high quality education in an engaging, safe and supportive environment.

Our Vision:
The Chickamauga City School System will inspire all students to maximize their potential and become lifelong learners while empowering them to become respectful, productive, and successful members of society.







News & Announcements

CCS Board of Education Called Meeting

The Chickamauga City Schools Board of Education will hold a called meeting on July 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Central Office:
402 Cove Road
Chickamauga, GA 30707

Proposed Millage Rate Increase

The City of Chickamauga Board of Education boasts one of the lowest millage rates in the State. Out of 180 school systems in Georgia, Chickamauga City was ranked 168 based on 2014 data. School systems are required to levy a minimum of 5 mills which is considered the “Local Fair Share,” or the local funds contributed toward the cost of the educational program. Since 2010, the millage rate has remained at 12.00 mills. The Board of Education intended to recommend holding the school tax at 12.00 mills for 2015. However, recent changes to Georgia Code requires an increase in the effective millage rate in order for the school system to continue receiving equalization funding from the state. Chickamauga’s schools now receive approximately $785,000 annually for equalization. The purpose is to equalize the educational opportunities across school districts by narrowing the gap between systems in terms of property tax wealth per pupil. The school system is in the bottom percentile for system wealth and operating without equalization funding would be very difficult, if not impossible.


myON Reader has partnered with the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to provide every child in Georgia FREE access anytime, anywhere to a library of more than 8,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports—over the entire summer! 


On April 3, 2015, I spoke to the high school faculty and staff about the current situation concerning facilities at Gordon Lee High School. The state had approached our system with a program, for which we qualify, that could assist with our aging facilities. I wanted the high school staff to know we were given 3 options.

Enrollment Packets are now Available

Applications to be considered for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year are now available in the Registrar’s office. All city residents should now register for kindergarten enrollment.

Completed applications should be returned to the Registrar’s office no later than Tuesday, June 2. Applications cannot be accepted without all of the required paperwork.

If you have any questions please call Lori Strickland at 706-382-3100 ext 3044.

Office hours are Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Applications for currently enrolled students will be sent home in the coming weeks.

Chickamauga City School System: Top 10 Digital School District for the 10th Year in a Row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – March 24, 2015 – School districts’ use of innovative technologies such as 1:1 laptop initiatives, STEM curriculum and flipped classroom instruction earned top spots in the Center for Digital Education’s and National School Boards Association’s 10th anniversary Digital School Districts Survey.
The survey recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.

CCS BOE: Approved System Calendar 2015 - 2016

The Chickamauga City Schools Board of Education approved the System Calendar for 2015 - 2016 school year. It is available for viewing via the link below:

2015-2016 System Calendar


CCS BOE: 2014 GSBA Quality Board

Congratulations to Chickamauga City Schools Board of Education for once again earning the GSBA Quality Board Status.

Press Release