Boyd H. Anderson High School
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|Boyd H. Anderson High School|
3050 NW 41st Street
|Other names||Boyd Anderson or B.A.|
|School district||Broward County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
The school is named after the third County Judge of Broward County, Boyd H. Anderson, Sr., who served from 1933 to 1968.
The school mascot is the cobra and the school colors are orange and black.
Boyd Anderson High School is the first public school in Broward County to contain an accredited International Baccalaureate diploma program as a magnet program. It gained this distinction in December 1985. In September 2005, it began offering the "Middle Years" program.
The school also has a Health and Wellness magnet program, headed by Mrs. Ashley Underhill. Additionally, the school offers dual enrollment courses such as ENC101 Composition, Transportation, and Safety.
The school's track and field teams reached three state championships in Track and Field (1995, 1997, 2000), three state championships in Cross Country (1992, 1996, 1998), and ranked #2 nationally in Track and Field (1998), and 18th in Cross Country. This was all achieved under former coach David Bowden. They won the 5A Basketball State Championship in 1994 under coach Mike Benanti.
In addition to successful athletic programs, the school also had success in forensics or speech & debate. In 2010, Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Pollard started a debate team at Boyd Anderson that competed in the Florida Forensic League. In the second year of the debate team, two Boyd Anderson Students, Daniel Nelson and James Fishback, advanced from the South Florida region to the National Forensic League National Championship Tournament. Fishback earned 9th place in the country.
Boyd Anderson also maintains several community service-based organizations including: Key Club (headed by Ms. Alina McCullen; President Kayla Marshall), Students Helping Achieve Philanthropic Excellence, Ladies of Distinction (both headed by Mrs. Yulanda C. Ellis; President Deja Boyd), Brother to Brother (headed by Mr. Basil Farrington; President Mark Laing), Sister to Sister (headed by Ms. LaShondra Taylor; President Veronica Smith ), and Gentlemen of Distinction (headed by First Sergeant Dinkins; (Founded by Eddie Z. Oliver, Jr.) President Shaun Grant.
In November 2009, Boyd Anderson opened the new multimillion-dollar cafeteria to students, faculty, and staff. The cafeteria is equipped with a teacher's lounge area, eight LCD flat screen televisions, and new staff.
On April 4, 2009, 16-year-old Boyd H. Anderson student Gregory Smith was shot and killed during a robbery outside the school.
As of the 2017-2018 school year, the total student enrollment was 1879. The ethnic makeup of the school was 0.00% White, 90.1% Black, 7.45% Hispanic, 0.85% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.27% Multiracial, and 0.42% Native American or Native Alaskan.
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