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 900 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:
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
Help us welcome the Foodlink Curbside Market this Thursday, June 9 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Gates Chili High School. The Market will be at GCHS every Thursday until September. The Market is open to all and accepts a variety of payment methods including cash and debit cards. Don't forget to bring a grocery bag!
A startling revelation in a science class unit spurred Neil Armstrong Elementary School’s fifth-grade classes into action this month, and inspired them to get involved in improving the lives of students halfway around the world.
Gates Chili Central School District voters approved the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school budget and three additional propositions, in addition to filling three Board of Education seats.
Gates Chili Middle School students welcomed community members, performed for them, served them a delicious pasta dinner and then even dined with them!
"Golden Apple" award goes to Gates Chili High School teacher
Gates Chili senior nominated for Women’s Council’s Young Women of Distinction