Overholtz and Mr. J.H. Wyse were at the head of the school
in 1927 and 1928 respectively. In 1929, the school
came under the supervision of Mr. W.J. Wells, Jr., who had
nine assistants. Under Mr. Wells, the school ran
through the Eighth Grade and became accredited up to the
Twelfth Grade shortly thereafter. The school
was as modern as any school could be with a growing
library, successful athletic teams, and a Girls' Glee Club
directed by Mrs. Lyman It even had its own "lunch room"
sponsored by the P.T.A.
In 1963, Lyman
School became Lyman High School, an accredited four-year
institution, under the leadership of
Mr. Carlton D.
Henley. Just three years later, Lyman High School
was integrated and admitted its first black students.
Before this, black students attended the Rosenwald School,
which opened in 1931.
In 1970, the
school was moved to a new building, just down the street.
As the new Lyman High School took shape, the old school
became Milwee Middle School.
In 1994, after
three decades of leading Lyman High School through massive
Mr. Henley retired and Dr. Peter Gorman stepped in
as Lyman's new principal. After three years, Dr.
Gorman moved on to work in Osceola and then Orange County,
turning over the school that we know today to Mr. Sam Momary.
Lyman celebrated her 75th Anniversary with a spectacular
Homecoming Celebration and with the creation of the Lyman
High School Hall of Fame.
the first year of Lyman's new magnet program, the
Institute for Engineering and Technology, as well as the
first year for Lyman's "Alpha Period" concept, where
students meet in the morning to prepare for the FCAT Exam
and to take additional courses for credit.
Momary's leadership, Lyman is being transformed before our
very eyes. New buildings, including a new kitchen,
classroom building, and a new performing arts facility,
complete with an auditorium, are nearing completion.
Older buildings are being stripped to the bare brick and
foundation, and being completely renovated.
Lyman High School has always been on the cutting edge and remains
poised to to jump at the new ideas and technologies that
will change the lives of our students. At Lyman High
School, we are LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR A BETTER