Phone: (813) 744-8100
    Fax: (813) 744-8135

    Student Hours: 9:25 AM to 4:20 PM

    Uniforms: No Uniforms

    Before School Program: No
    After School Program: No

On a Voyage to STEM Success

  • McLane Middle’s nationally recognized Robotics program in Brandon immerses students in advanced programming and engineering. Our Robotics academy students are grouped together all three years with the same core teachers, while our Sixth Grade Structure helps all students feel at home in their new learning environment. On our voyage to academic excellence, we are technology-driven, with a computer available to every student in every classroom. Scholar Quest high school credit courses challenge students in Robotics, Spanish, Math and Science. Through Electives, students sample exciting courses, including Band, Computer Science and our AVID College Readiness program. Classmates connect through our sports teams and clubs, featuring our nationally-ranked Robotics team and our award-winning all-girls Robotics team. We are proudly a Social Emotional Learning school and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports school, fostering well-rounded students who are Vikings strong.

School History

  • McLane has a rich history of development in the Brandon community where the roots of members are strong and deep. We take great pride in our heritage and memories of years past which fill the halls and enrich each of McLane's students futures. In 1914, the first two story school building was constructed. It was built as an elementary school consisting of grades one through eight. In 1919, the second two story building was added. The higher grades were added and in 1923 the first senior class of four members graduated from Brandon High School.

    In 1928, the area had grown so much that the front section was built to accomodate the increase in enrollment. In September of 1930, Mr. E.F. McLane came to Brandon as Principal. He served in the position until 1964. In 1947, additional classrooms and a gymnasium were built. The cafeteria was added in 1950 along with the agriculture building across the street.

    Our campus swelled to capacity and in 1953, Walter S. Yates Elementary school opened to house the elementary grades. Brandon then became a junior-senior high school. Before long our campus again swelled to capacity and Horace Mann Junior High School opened housing grades 6,7,8 and 9. In 1962, Brandon High became a senior high school with 10th, 11th and 12th grades.In September of 1973, Brandon High School's new campus opened on Victoria Street. Our campus became McLane Junior High School in honor of the principal who had been in charge of it for 34 years.

    Our campus became a middle school, housing grades 6,7 and 8 in 1997.