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F.W. Buchholz High School is a public magnet school. It has 2,080 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 209 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 209 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Overall the school is a very safe place, though on multiple occasions I have witnessed multiple fights during lunch breaks and certain class periods. I have also heard of large scale food fights during events from classmates. Despite this, I feel that this school has good security measures, police and safety services and etc.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are very dedicated. They each have their distinct teaching styles fit for the subject to help students learn efficiently. Many teachers show genuine interest in their students and are very motivated to help them. Most of them have great communication skills and are very consistent in grading.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many organizations and clubs offered at Buchholz high school. Many of them offer unique experiences and engage in various after-school activities.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: Though I only spent two years at Buchholz High School, I felt that it gave me eye opening experiences and prepared me for college. The advisors were really kind, resourceful and helpful, the teachers had efficient teaching methods, and overall the environment was very competitive yet supportive. These factors greatly influenced my academic success in college and my desires to further pursue in education. I felt significantly more prepared for college and secure about my future compared to when I was at my previous high school. Now I am attending an honors college and planning to get a PhD.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: This school is very academically diverse.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Gainesville High School 4 mi. 1,833
3.66 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School 5 mi. 1,154
4.00 Eastside High School 8 mi. 1,324
2.66 Santa Fe High School 11 mi. 1,105
2.66 Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School 23 mi. 1,246

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

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 60.0% 51.6% 29.0% 48.0% 92.0% 47.0% 67.0%
African American 21.0% 15.2% 53.0% 35.0% 1.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 4.0% 9.0% 2.0% 18.0% 8.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.7% 9.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.6% 3.0% 4.0% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 24.6%
Grade 12 23.9%

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 22 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 26% Academics
  • 15% Any event put on by student government
  • 15% Clubs/ Teams
  • 11% The Athletics
  • 11% Variety of Foreign Languages
  • 7% Math team
  • 7% Wasn't really a fan of any part of the school.
  • 7% Pep Rallies

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 13 responses

  • 54% The diversity of the curriculum and academic track
  • 23% The acceptance of all personalities
  • 15% The cliques or groups base on ethnicity.
  • 8% Student Government- Does everything for school.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Demanding but great experience
  • 17% The best one in Gainesville
  • 8% 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 6 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% 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.