F. W. Buchholz High School

F. W. Buchholz High School serves 2,080 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
F. W. Buchholz High School operates within the Alachua School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 2080 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,080 students
F. W. Buchholz High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
F. W. Buchholz High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade F. W. Buchholz High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.90. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 15:1
F. W. Buchholz High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
F. W. Buchholz High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
8%
28%
F. W. Buchholz High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
21%
23%
F. W. Buchholz High School Black (1988-2012)
White
60%
43%
F. W. Buchholz High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups F. W. Buchholz High School Sch Ethnicity F. W. Buchholz High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.90
F. W. Buchholz High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
49%
F. W. Buchholz High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
8%
F. W. Buchholz High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,719 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Alachua School District
Number of Schools
Managed
68
20
Number of Students Managed 28,719 9,122
Alachua School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 76% 70%
Alachua School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $268 MM n/a
Alachua School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $266 MM n/a
Alachua School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,732 $0
Alachua School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,666 $0
Alachua School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mycroschool Gainesville High School (3.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Westwood Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Myra Terwilliger Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gainesville Myra Terwilliger Elementary School
    301 Nw 62nd St
    Gainesville , FL , 32607
    (352)955-6717
    1.6  mi  |  684  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gainesville Westwood Middle School
    3215 Nw 15th Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32605
    (352)955-6718
    2  mi  |  1029  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gainesville Littlewood Elementary School
    812 Nw 34th St
    Gainesville , FL , 32605
    (352)955-6712
    2.1  mi  |  709  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gainesville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award William S. Talbot Elementary School
    5701 Nw 43rd St
    Gainesville , FL , 32653
    (352)955-6716
    2.2  mi  |  712  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gainesville Glen Springs Elementary School
    2826 Nw 31st Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32605
    (352)955-6708
    2.2  mi  |  434  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 03, 2009 - a. Quality of academic programs - Great! b. Availability of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities - There are plenty of them. If there isn't one you want, you just make a group for one! c. Academic or athletic awards - They award what needs to be awarded d. Facilities - Very clean e. Level of parent involvement - Parents are encouraged to be involved at the school - Posted by Student/Alumni

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