School History

  • Horace O’Bryant School, opened in 1964, was named after Superintendent of Monroe County Schools from 1949 until 1965. By 1968 the student enrollment had grown to 1,300 boys and girls. Glynn Archer High was created and located on Fort Street where Douglas School had been. Two years later Glynn Archer J. High moved to the White Street school building.

    In 1975 Glynn Archer Jr High met the requirements to become a middle school, while Horace O’Bryant remained a Jr. High. A decline in enrollment later brought the schools back together to form Horace O’Bryant Middle School.

    In 1985 Horace O’Bryant Middle School became the only middle school in Florida designated a National School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Horace O’Bryant has also bee recognized as a Florida Distinguished School and National Merit School. Individual programs have won state and national recognition.

    In 2010 construction began on the new seven-building campus that would total over 240,000 sf. In 2013 Horace O’Byrant Middle School merged with Glynn Archer Elementary school to become a PreK-8th-grade Title I school serving over 1,040 students.

    We are proud of our school and are committed to excellence.