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-two 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 9th 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

Tuition for 2015-2016 School Year

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year will remain at $700 per student (a cap of $2,100 for a family with 3 or more children) for out of city Georgia residents.

Please click "read more +" for further details

6th Grade Orientation Night 6th Grade Orientation
6th Grade Supply and Reading Lists
7th Grade Supply and Reading Lists
8th Grade Supply and Reading Lists
8th Grade Advanced ELA Supply and Reading Lists

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.

Tucker Trivette, GLMS Student, Makes Us Proud! Tucker Trivette with fellow 7th grader, Chloe Swaney

Tucker Trivette  Helps Local Homeless and Wins $500 from WTVC Channel 9's Pay It Forward

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.

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.

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