Boyd H. Anderson High School

Coordinates: 26°10′40.30″N 80°11′4.17″W / 26.1778611°N 80.1844917°W / 26.1778611; -80.1844917
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Boyd H. Anderson High School
Boyd H Anderson High School Crest
3050 NW 41st Street


United States
Coordinates26°10′40.30″N 80°11′4.17″W / 26.1778611°N 80.1844917°W / 26.1778611; -80.1844917
Other namesBoyd Anderson or B.A.
School districtBroward County Public Schools
CEEB code100479
PrincipalJames Griffin
Faculty80.00 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment1,982 (2021–22)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.40[2]
Color(s)Orange and Black    
Team nameCobras

Boyd H. Anderson High School (also called "Boyd Anderson", or "B.A."), is a suburban public high school located in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. It is a part of Broward County Public Schools.

Boyd H. Anderson serves:[3] all of Lauderdale Lakes,[4] and parts of Tamarac,[5] North Lauderdale,[6] Oakland Park,[7] Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill.[8]

The school is named after the third County Judge of Broward County, Boyd H. Anderson Sr., who served from 1933 to 1968.[9]

The school mascot is the cobra and the school colors are orange and black.


Boyd Anderson had a Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test school grade of "C" for the 2011–2012 academic year.[10]

Boyd Anderson High School is the first public school in Broward County to contain an accredited International Baccalaureate diploma program as a magnet program.[citation needed] 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. 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.[citation needed] They won the 5A Basketball State Championship in 1994.[citation needed]


In addition to successful athletic programs, the school also had success in forensics or speech & debate. In 2010 a debate team started at Boyd Anderson that competed in the Florida Forensic League.[11] In the second year of the debate team, two Boyd Anderson Students advanced from the South Florida region to the National Forensic League National Championship Tournament.[12]

Service organizations[edit]

Boyd Anderson also maintains several community service-based organizations including: Key Club, Students Helping Achieve Philanthropic Excellence, Ladies of Distinction, Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister, and Gentlemen of Distinction.


As of the 2021-2022 school year, the total student enrollment was 1,879. The ethnic makeup of the school was 90.6% Black, 9.8% White, 9.4% Hispanic, 1.3% Multiracial, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% Native American or Native Alaskan, and 0.2% Pacific Islander. [1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2021-22 BENCHMARK DAY ENROLLMENT REPORT" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "BOYD H. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Anderson, Boyd." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Zoning Map." Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Future Land Use Map." City of Tamarac. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Zoning Map." North Lauderdale. Retrieved on September 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "City Boundaries Archived 2018-09-23 at the Wayback Machine." Oakland Park, Florida. Retrieved on September 23, 2018. The map is on the first page and schools are listed in subsequent pages.
  8. ^ "Zoning map & officers." Lauderhill, Florida. Retrieved on September 27, 2018. See existing land use map (2007) and future land use map (2006)
  9. ^ "Broward County Judge history". Archived from the original on November 25, 2011.
  10. ^ FCAT School Grades – High
  11. ^ "City of Lauderdale Lakes honors Pollard". Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "2012 NFL National Tournament: Semi-Finalist Rankings". June 15, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  13. ^ Furones, David. "Boyd Anderson alum Eddie Jackson drafted by Chicago Bears". Retrieved April 26, 2020.