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

Come Drive a Chrysler & Help GLMS Athletics!

 Drive Event - Come test drive a new Chrysler Saturday, August 29 at Chickamauga Elementary from 10:00 to 1:00. GLMS Athletic Boosters receive $10 for each driver. It's fun! It's quick! It's easy and it raises cash for our school!

Paying for School Lunches

How do I pay for my child's lunch?

2015 GLMS Volleyball Schedule

Come Support our GLMS Volleyball Team!

2015 GLMS Competition Cheer Schedule

Come Support Our GLMS Cheerleaders!

2015 GLMS Softball Schedule

Come Support Our GLMS Softball Team!

2015 GLMS Football Schedule

Come support our GLMS Trojans!

GaDOE Seeks Feedback on Science, Social Studies Standards

August 12, 2015The Georgia Department of Education is seeking public feedback as it conducts a review of the Science and Social Studies K-12 standards. After this process is complete, the new standards will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.?

Click here to provide input on the current standards. This is a user-friendly, brief survey for professionals, parents and families, community members, students, and others.


“Educators have already given us valuable feedback on the current standards, and we wanted to make sure the public had a chance to weigh in as well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I’m committed to ensuring guaranteed, viable standards – standards that are appropriate and fully vetted. That can’t be done without input from all education stakeholders.”


Responses to this survey will be added to the educator responses and will be considered when Working Committees draft the revised standards.


The deadline to submit responses is September 15 at midnight EST.

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6th Grade Supply and Reading Lists
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Tucker Trivette  Helps Local Homeless and Wins $500 from WTVC Channel 9's Pay It Forward

Georgia Milestones - New State Assessment
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.