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About Us

Lee is a seventh and eighth grade middle school located in almost the exact center of Woodland, California. About 800 students, representing the cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity of Woodland are currently enrolled. We view our school as a community which has a rich cultural environment.

Our school was named in honor of Harriett S. Lee who taught in Woodland schools during the turn of the century. She was the first woman appointed to the Yolo County Board of Education in 1892. In 1968, 17 years after her death, Miss Lee was recognized by a California legislative proclamation acknowledging her as the founder of Mother's Day in California. Miss Lee's passion for learning, her great desire for fairness, and her love and respect for students pervades the school bearing her name.


Through establishing staff collaboration, building positive relationships, and setting high expectations we will ensure every student succeeds at something productive and valuable to both student and school community.


Hello Wildcat Families,


My name is Gurkamal Jagpal and I am the Principal at Harriet Lee Middle School.  It is an honor and privilege to be able to serve the Lee community. 


Last year I served as a Vice Principal at Woodland High School, where I worked closely with Woodland families, and various community stakeholders to serve the needs of our children and their families.  Previously, I spent 8 years serving at the secondary level as a teacher and administrator in the Northern California area, and have been a strong advocate for my students and their families.


With the staff and teachers, I will work to continue the great work happening at Lee Middle School.  Our students will experience a rigorous curriculum that teaches common core skills, further increases their academic achievement, and prepares our students for life after Middle School.  We will also be working to further create a positive school culture and climate and establish a learning environment in which all students feel comfortable. 


I am a firm believer that raising a child requires a lot of energy, love, and time, and it truly takes a village.  For that reason, we will emphasize increasing our community outreach, and communication to build strong relationships with our guardians, parents, students, and community stakeholders.  On behalf of Lee Middle School, we look forward to working with you and serving the needs of all our children.  Thank you and see you soon.  


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This Week’s Calendar


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June 1

Teen Talk - Sexual Health Education Unit, 8th Grade Science (May 16 - June 1)

Textbook Return Schedule by ELA Classes and Chromebooks by Physical Education Classes (May 24 - May 30)

Washington DC Trip (May 25 - May 30)

No Instruction

in Honor of

Memorial Day

Chromebook Return by Physical Education Classes

Teen Pack After School Program: Making Duct Tape Wallets and playing Bingo!

(Room 46)

Reclassification Ceremony (11:30 am)

Teen Pack After School Program: Rec2Go will be bringing fun games and activities (Room 46)

Festival of Music (Pioneer HS Stadium,

7 pm)

FFA Field Trip to UC Davis Animal Facilities

Teen Pack After School Program: Teen Pack Party, with an inflatable, karaoke and fun games (Room 46)

Project Safe