Welcome to Gordon Lee Middle School

Principal's Message

My name is Benny Ashley and I am very proud to be the principal of Gordon Lee Middle School. Twenty-one years ago, I became a teacher because I loved being around young people and watching them succeed.  When I was a coach, I constantly stressed to my players that in order to win the championship, you had to have confidence in your ability to do it.

Now in my 8th year as an administrator, my conviction is that Gordon Lee Middle School can be the best in the nation, and our staff and faculty are dedicated to making that possible for all our students. The Chickamauga City School System’s motto says “Working Together to Ensure a Tradition of Excellence Continues,” and we all know that even great schools that don’t continue to improve will eventually be left behind.

At GLMS, we will do what it takes to continue on the right course towards helping students succeed. We hope that this website will help keep parents and students informed about all the great things that are going on at Gordon Lee Middle so that our entire school community can be part of our successes.




Hello.  My name is Randy Barker.  It has been my honor for the last 36 years to have served the students in this area as a teacher, a coach, and principal of both Gordon Lee Middle School and Gordon Lee High School.  Now partially retired, I have been afforded the opportunity to continue my service to the Chickamauga City School System as the assistant principal of Gordon Lee Middle School.

Upon my arrival in July 1978, I quickly discovered the "best-kept secret" - Gordon Lee.  As with all who are fortunate to enter, I quickly learned what it means to be "a trojan".  While here, students learn the life lessons that become the cornerstone of who and what they will become.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve your children.  I will assure you that your child's safety comes first and I pledge to provide each of them witht the best education possible.

"The tradition of excellence" continues . . . 


School News

Gordon Lee Memorial High School Alumni Association and Whitfield Oil to host Trojan Run Weekend

Mark your calendar for April 25 and 26 for some "Trojan Fun" at the
3rd Annual Whitfield Oil and GLHS Alumni Trojan Run
The festivities begin with a Pre-Race event on Friday, April 25.  Beginning at 6:00 P.M.there will be food, inflatables and live music.  A FREE kids' fun walk/run will be held at 6:30 P.M..  Families are encouraged to come out and make it a family event by walking/running with your child!  All children who complete the route around the block will be awarded a medal.

On Saturday, April 26 there will be a certified 5K run and a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk.  Registration is available at active.com  (keyword:"Trojan") or the day of the race beginning at 6:30 A.M. The race will begin at 8:00 A.M. with the Fun Run beginning at 8:05.
Registration Fees
5k- $25 before April 25.....$30 the day of the race
One Mile Fun Run.....$15 before April 25.....$18 the day of the race


Come out and support this event as you support our schools. 100% of the proceeds go to the Chickamauga City Schools.
*View a the full poster of the events in our photo gallery for more information and contact numbers.

CRCT Begins April 22


April 22 - Reading; April 23 - ELA; April 30 - Math; April 29 - Science; April 30 - Social Studies

New Student Application Packets
GLMS Young Authors Award Winners

Way to go GLMS Young Author Winners!

Congrats to GLMS Star Students!