F.W. Buchholz High School

226 reviews
  1. Alachua County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5510 Nw 27th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32606
Telephone
(352) 955-6702

F.W. Buchholz High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
77 responses
Average ACT
27
66 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
  • Cat Prowl - a huge homecoming production
    34%
  • Black Out Pep Rally
    24%
  • GHS Football Game- Big Rival Game
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Deck the halls
    8%
  • Theater/shows
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,182
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,175
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,228/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses

Reviews

226 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    78
  • Average
    89
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
Buchholz has some great teachers, but it is an okay school in my opinion. Outside of the few great teachers, there are teachers who just hate their students. The security is very lax, as anyone can walk on and off campus at any point without question from administrators. In one year, there were three bomb threats, a shooting threat, and 2 suicides. The year before had two bomb threats and two more suicides. BHS’s responses to the bomb threats and suicides were horrible. The guidance counselors are horrible and literally google anything you ask them so it's a waste of time to see them. The advanced and honors classes were good. And the good teachers not only looked to teach the curriculum but also looked to teach life skills and other things like how to take out a loan and things like that.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
Buchholz gave me knowledge and opportunity. Though the school itself is falling apart, the teachers are top notch (well, most of them) and the top students are genius. Easily the most social school in town, it gave me a perfect balance of fun and work to give me a fulfilling high school experience. Our school's math team is national-championship-caliber, and was the backbone of my extracurricular involvement at the school. The team attracts brilliant students with a work ethic for success, and molded my aspirations for after high school.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
I liked that Buccholz offers so much diversity within the students and t they show real life experiences. On the down side, students can get rowdy. You might see some thing that you thought you'd never experience like I did. For example, girl fights, long all-day bomb threats and masses of people going in the direction of the next fight. At times in the school year, it can get a little stressful for the teachers, but somehow they do it. If you or your student are looking into Buchholz, honestly I would recommend it because you will come across all different walks of life and that overall will help prepare your student for the real world.
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago