F. W. Buchholz High School

F. W. Buchholz High School serves 2,171 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.
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 2171 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,171 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 15:1
Asian
5%
3%
Hispanic
9%
28%
Black
23%
23%
White
59%
42%
Two or more races
4%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.45
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.
22%
51%
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.
3%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 29,064 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,732 is less than the state average of $13,793. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,666 is less than the state average of $15,882. The district spending/student has grown by 18% over four years.
School District Name Alachua School District
Number of Schools
Managed
70
22
Number of Students Managed 29,064 9,797
Graduation Rate 76% 70%
District Total Revenue $268 MM $138 MM
District Spending $266 MM $159 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,732 $13,793
District Spending / Student $9,666 $15,882
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • GainesvilleMyra Terwilliger Elementary School
    301 Nw 62nd St
    GainesvilleFL 32607
    (352)955-6717
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 692 students                      
  • GainesvilleWestwood Middle School
    3215 Nw 15th Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32605
    (352)955-6718
    2 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 998 students                      
  • GainesvilleLittlewood Elementary School
    812 Nw 34th St
    GainesvilleFL 32605
    (352)955-6712
    2.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 599 students                      
  • Gainesville William S. Talbot Elementary School
    5701 Nw 43rd St
    GainesvilleFL 32653
    (352)955-6716
    2.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 686 students                      
  • GainesvilleGlen Springs Elementary School
    2826 Nw 31st Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32605
    (352)955-6708
    2.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 438 students                      

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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