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-three 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 10th 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 37 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

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Teachers will report for work August 15, 2016 and students (K-12) will begin August 24th @ 8:00 am. These are the only changes to the 2016-17 school calendar and they are necessary due to upcoming construction.

For information concerning tuition payment, please click "read more" below.

 


6th Grade Summer Reading and Supply Lists
7th Grade Summer Reading and Supply List
8th Grade Summer Reading and Supply List
CCS Recognized as a Digital School District

The Chickamauga City School District is very excited to be recognized as a Digital School Districts Survey winner by the Center for Digital Education. 

Press Release from CDE


Tuition Rate for 2016-2017 School Year

The Board of Education has set the tuition rate for the 2016-2017 school year.  Out of city Georgia residents will pay $800 per student with a family maximum of $2,400.  The Board strives to keep the tuition rate in line with what a Chickamauga city resident will pay in property taxes for an average home.  Last summer the millage rate was raised to 14.25 mills so that the school system would not lose state equalization funding, but at that point in time the Board opted not to change the tuition rate a month before school started.  This increase will balance the county tuition rate to approximate the increase in property taxes the city residents received last year.  Hopefully, the advance notice of an increase for the upcoming school year will allow families the opportunity to budget their finances accordingly.  Tuition must be paid in full before students are allowed to attend any classes.


CCS BOE: 2015 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

Chickamauga City School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2015 Expemplary School Board recognition.


ATTENTION: PARENTS AND STUDENTS

The 2016-2017 System Calendar is subject to change depending on the outcome of the May 24th  Referendum.  If there is a change in the calendar, Fall Break, October 10-14, will remain the same.

The 2016-2017 System Calendar can be found under the top menu bar under the "Calendar" heading.