F.W. Buchholz High School

224 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

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
73 responses
Average ACT
27
65 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
AP Enrollment
35%
AP Exam Pass Rate
48%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    21%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    61%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    14%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    4%

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

224 reviews
  • Excellent
    41
  • Very Good
    77
  • Average
    89
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
Most of the classes at Buchholz are great! There are wide variety of classes you can take, but sometimes the avaliability is full. Other than that, the foreign languages are our ciramics class is the best in the county. Workload in the classes are challenging but doable. You always have time to relax after homework.
  • High School Senior
  • Nov 13 2014
Before Buchholz, I attended Trenton High School in Trenton Fl, while at this school the teachers did not teach thy simply tried to be your friend. But after transferring to Buchholz I was faced with the real challenges and faced to actually learn the material. I would recommend this school to anyone!
  • Niche User
  • Jan 15 2015
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
  • 9 mins ago