F.W. Buchholz High School in FL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,182
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    216 3.6
  • Ranking

F.W. Buchholz High School is a public, magnet, coed 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 216 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 216 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: I didn't notice many challenges regarding race and I had friends of all sorts of ethnic backgrounds. People of different kinds of sexual orientation seemed to feel comfortable as well, because I saw people of the same gender in relationships and my class even had a transgender who was open about it.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: It was a lot of work when challenging yourself and taking AP classes but as long as student do their best and work hard it is manageable.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: You cant avoid bullying completely, but I don't think it was too bad at BHS. I felt safe and never like I was in any jeopardy, and there was always a police officer around. The nurse was kind and helped me out when it was my time of the month often, or when I felt sick. Overall, I feel like it was a good school with a safe environment.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: this school has some downs but is mostly great. Student government really takes part in getting the whole school involved in fun events that are going on. Academically, there are a handful of teachers who make things a little more difficult but most are great hard-working people.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I do not see much involvement from parents when it comes to the school academically. The only time I really see parents involved are for athletic events. Luckily, my parent is involved in DECA (which is not an athletic department but an academic one).

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.00 J.J. Finley Elementary School Public, Coed
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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

Around F.W. Buchholz High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

F.W. Buchholz High School United States Florida 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% 40.9% 27.0% 46.0% 92.0% 48.0% 70.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 22.9% 52.0% 34.0% 1.0% 23.0% 17.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 30.0% 5.0% 9.0% 3.0% 17.0% 7.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 2.6% 10.0% 3.0% 0% 4.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.2% 3.0% 5.0% 1.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 26 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 23% Academics
  • 15% Any event put on by student government
  • 15% Clubs/ Teams
  • 13% The Athletics
  • 13% Pep Rallies
  • 8% Math team
  • 8% Variety of Foreign Languages
  • 5% 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 17 responses

  • 53% The diversity of the curriculum and academic track
  • 18% The acceptance of all personalities
  • 18% Student Government- Does everything for school.
  • 12% The cliques or groups base on ethnicity.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Demanding but great experience
  • 33% 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 9 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% 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.