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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
F.W. Buchholz High School is a highly rated, public school located in Gainesville, FL. It has 2,290 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

F.W. Buchholz High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1260
266 responses
Average ACT
27
274 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,078
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Cat Prowl - a huge homecoming production
    23%
  • GHS Football Game- Big Rival Game
    15%
  • Black Out Pep Rally
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Deck the halls
    10%
  • Theater/shows
    7%
  • Acatemy Awards
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,290
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,410/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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F.W. Buchholz High School Reviews

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I believe that at Buchholz High School, we are all connected and become a big Bobcat family. While Alachua County is one of the lowest funded counties in terms of the School Board in Florida, we make do with what we have and the teachers have the student's best interests at heart. I would not trade my high school experience for anything. From football games, to pep rallies, to school plays, the Bobcat Spirit shines through. We are supportive of one another and protect each other like family. The academics offered are top-notch, including the teachers. Our AP classes have extremely high pass rates, and our academies have overwhelmingly high levels of involvement. Without those programs, students zoned for other schools would not have the opportunities they are given at Buchholz High School. The teachers and administration are focused on shaping the future generation of politicians, doctors, journalists, actors, and everything in between.
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Even though I spent only two years of high school here I really enjoyed my experience. Staff is very understanding and helpful. All my teachers were always trying to be as open as possible, and I always had an opportunity to ask them anything if I had any questions. I love how this school takes care of its students!
What I really like about Buchholz High School are some of the teachers are very involved with helping their students succeed. Most of these teachers are AP teachers but some are honors and mainstream. They really helped me to succeed before i took my next steps in dual enrollment. Some things I wish would change is the information being sent out. The administration is not good with communicating with parents or dual enrolled students. I have missed many opportunities at school because I was never sent any information. Another thing that could change are the facilities. The bathrooms are not nice and they are always really gross.