F.W. Buchholz High School

230 reviews
  1. Alachua County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. Outcomes
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
5510 Nw 27th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32606
Telephone
(352) 955-6702
Website
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F.W. Buchholz High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
AP Enrollment
35%
AP Exam Pass Rate
66%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
40%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    21%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    63%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    13%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    4%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Cat Prowl - a huge homecoming production
    45%
  • Black Out Pep Rally
    30%
  • GHS Football Game- Big Rival Game
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Theater/shows
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
2,182
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,622
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
22%
Female Athletes
13%
Expenses Per Student
$9,970/ year
National
$11,927
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses

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Reviews

230 reviews
  • Excellent
    39
  • Very Good
    75
  • Average
    86
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
I enjoyed all four years attending Buchholz High school. I was always extremely involved in my school and was a part of the Deca organization all four years as well. The food was always an issue, however. It seemed as if they were always running out of food and by the time I was up to the front of the line there were hardly any choices of remaining meals left. The teachers were good and always wiling to make sure you understood the information. I was a part of the varsity golf team all 4 years and was always attending the football games. Overall my experience was good and I recommend Buchholz as one of my top choices of high schools in the area.
  • Alum
  • 1 day ago
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).
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
I just know that Parents are involved with their children's activities.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago