F.W. Buchholz High School in FL - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    208 3.6
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F.W. Buchholz High School is a public magnet school. It has 2,182 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 208 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5510 Nw 27th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 955-6702

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 208 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I was more involved in DECA and sports than clubs, but I've heard about some that are good. We have many culture clubs, and organize a school-wide after school cultural with food from all the countries that is very fun. We have some sports, like ping pong, and religious as well. All the clubs need a teacher sponsor so teachers are involved.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall I have had a great experience at this school. I have always been involved in our entrepreneurship program, which has taught me a lot about business and professionalism. I participated in cross country and track and field, doing pole vaulting. I made a lot of friends through these activities and they were hard work, but I had a great time. The school offers great honors and AP classes that teach you a lot about the subject, how to push yourself, organization, and prioritizing.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Although I have had some bad teachers, most of them are great at what they do. My classes are kept interesting with stories from them. They often know more than what is in their lesson and can answer questions students have. They take interest in all their students and treat them equally, and I have always had the chance to come before or after school to get extra help or make up missed work. They are effective at communicating and can easily convey what they have to say. Their grading is equal among all their students as well.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I'm in key club and its been an awesome experience
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Awesome activities and events overall fun school

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Gainesville High School 4 mi. 1,836
3.66 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School 5 mi. 1,144
4.00 Eastside High School 8 mi. 1,346
2.33 Santa Fe High School 12 mi. 1,135
2.33 Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School 23 mi. 1,234

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

F.W. Buchholz High School United States Eastside High School Gainesville High School Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Santa Fe High School
White 57.0% 51.0% 27.0% 46.0% 92.0% 48.0% 70.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 52.0% 34.0% 1.0% 23.0% 17.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 5.0% 9.0% 3.0% 17.0% 7.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 10.0% 3.0% 0% 4.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 5.0% 1.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.7%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 25.0%
Grade 12 23.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 25% Academics
  • 17% Clubs/ Teams
  • 14% Any event put on by student government
  • 11% The Athletics
  • 11% Pep Rallies
  • 8% Math team
  • 8% Variety of Foreign Languages
  • 6% Wasn't really a fan of any part of the school.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 36% Irrevelant adminstration interest in certain issue
  • 21% The lack of funding towards some clubs
  • 21% Teachers that don't care about students
  • 14% The open roof when it rains
  • 7% The majority of the student body

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 56% The diversity of the curriculum and academic track
  • 19% The acceptance of all personalities
  • 12% The cliques or groups base on ethnicity.
  • 12% Student Government- Does everything for school.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Demanding but great experience
  • 29% The best one in Gainesville
  • 7% Crappy

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% It's big, but don't be scared, very accepting.
  • 21% Don't slack off freshman year.
  • 14% It's big and don't let bad influences get to you.
  • 7% Don't let the bad influences get to you.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.