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F.W. Buchholz High School is a public, magnet school in Gainesville, FL. It has 2,177 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 180 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: There is many people at this school so that is a good thing. But there is more rich and popular kids than most.

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On Teachers: Like I said...some of our teachers are great, while others are unaoproachable or lazy.

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On Educational Outcomes: Most people just go to the community college close by but others in my class are going to schools like Harvard, Stanford,and MIT.

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On Sports & Fitness: Sports is very important in this school. Especially football. I'm not too familiar with sport related things since I don't play sports but anyone can tell that sports are very important to the students.

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On Administration & Policies: Our administration does do a good job in keeping people in check however they were too focused on dress code rather than on more important issues like bullying. They rarely ever talked about bullying.

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F.W. Buchholz High School is a public, magnet school in Gainesville, FL. It has 2,177 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 180 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

79%

Test Performance

83
F.W. Buchholz High School performed better than 83% of other schools on Florida math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1820

Based on 38 students surveyed
Math
610
Verbal
610
Writing
600

ACT:
26

Based on 29 students surveyed
Math
25
English
26
Reading
28
Science
25
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 25% Clubs/ Teams
  • 25% Academics
  • 17% Variety of Foreign Languages
  • 17% Wasn't really a fan of any part of the school.
  • 8% Pep Rallies
  • 8% Any event put on by student government

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% It's big, but don't be scared, very accepting.
  • 33% Don't slack off freshman year.
  • 11% Don't let the bad influences get to you.
  • 11% It's big and don't let bad influences get to you.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 35% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% The diversity of the curriculum and academic track
  • 25% The acceptance of all personalities
  • 25% The cliques or groups base on ethnicity.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Irrevelant adminstration interest in certain issue
  • 33% The lack of funding towards some clubs
  • 17% The majority of the student body

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Demanding but great experience
  • 14% Crappy

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
52.0%
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Female
48.0%
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Racial Diversity

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White
61.7%
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African American
20.9%
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Multiracial
9.2%
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Hispanic
8.0%
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Native American
0.2%
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Asian
0%
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Pacific Islander
0%