A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  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 nearly 100,000 schools and districts 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
1240
109 responses
Average ACT
28
102 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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Cat Prowl - a huge homecoming production
    32%
  • Black Out Pep Rally
    22%
  • GHS Football Game- Big Rival Game
    17%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Deck the halls
    7%
  • Theater/shows
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

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%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
$9,386/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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F.W. Buchholz High School 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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For the past three years I have attended Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida. These past three years have been filled with a plethora of learning opportunities to further my education. The teachers at Buchholz genuinely care about the success of their students. Many teachers offer extra help for students struggling to grasp certain concepts. My school also offers great opportunities for the students to travel. For instance, last summer my freshman year history teacher took a group of 40 students to Europe for ten days. I am lucky to say I was able to attend the trip and learn about the cultures of the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Buchholz is always looking for ways to help students grow and further their high school careers
Just like every school, there were problems as well as benefits. I found that most teachers were very nice and supportive of their students. I enjoyed the variety of clubs you could join and the electives you could choose from. I feel, however, that teachers should have to go to some conference or something so they can learn about how to deal with students who have problems such as depression. It is important that the teachers are able to identify behaviors that connect with depression, eating disorders, anxiety, etc. Teachers need to be aware of these signs so that they can get them the help that they need. There have been over 5 suicides reported in my town, all of which were students.