Gates Chili Middle School

Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners

Gates Chili Middle School

  • Welcome to Gates Chili Middle School

     Lisa Buckshaw, Middle School Principal

    Welcome to Gates Chili Middle School! We are proud of our school and invite you to travel "inside GCMS" to learn more about the quality of our instructional programs, staff commitment, and community partnership. Gates Chili Middle School enjoys a proud tradition of academic excellence. We are an innovative school with an educational program that is challenging, integrated, and standards-based. Our instruction and support is focused specifically on the needs and characteristics of young adolescents. The single mid-level building within the Gates Chili School District, GCMS enrolls 950 students in grades six through eight.

    GCMS establishes smaller learning communities by dividing a large school into three separate, small communities (6 – 8). The communities are designated a specific hallway in which the students attend their core, academic classes. For exploratory classes, the students have an opportunity to travel to different parts of the building and mix with other students.

    Each community has an administrator, faculty, and 6th - 8th grade students and teachers, with a student assignment process that ensures equitable distribution of students by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status (SES), language, gender, prior educational achievement, and ability/disability.  The grade levels within each community are effectively teamed, creating a small personalized learning environment in which interdisciplinary teams share the same students.   The three communities are named: Amerks, Red Wings, and Rhinos. The Assistant Principals are:

    • Mrs. Kim Doty - Redwings Community
    • Mrs. Rebecca Scott - Rhinos Community
    • Mr. Costa Tavelaris - Amerks Community

    Our staff is dedicated to the service of children and their families. Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners.


    Dr. Lisa C. Buckshaw, Principal


     November Calendar



District News

Spotlight Events

  • Gates Chili Tip Line

    The District, in an effort to make our website and new APP more accessible, is improving how information, district news, and communication is presented. On November 30, 2018 .......(Click headline for more details).

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  • 2018 June U. Stillwell Founders Award for Outstanding Latin Program

    The Classical Association of the Empire State selected the Gates Chili Central School District to receive the 2018 June U. Stillwell Founders Award for Outstanding Latin Program in New York State. So proud of Ms. Cimino-Quagliata and her students. She will be recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library. (Click headline for additional information).

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  • Connor Weihoneig is an Eagle Scout!

    He successfully passed the Eagle Board of Review and was recognized on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Gates Town Hall. (Click headline for more details)

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  • Thanksgiving Holiday

    SCHOOL will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Recess on Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd. District Office will remain open Wednesday, November 21st from 7:30am - 4:00pm

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