A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1230
93 responses
Average ACT
27
79 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
Report
  • 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%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,203
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
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 student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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

F.W. Buchholz High School Reviews

228 reviews
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The school was great! They have a lot of activities, clubs, and extra-curricular activities at the school that you could join;plus, they make sure no one is left behind in grades, making sure kids are fed and much more! At Buchholz the teachers and staff are like parents to the kids like myself and others that have made bonds with them and it is nice to know that teachers here really care for our well-beings and make sure we can do the best to our abilities.
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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.
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.