F. W. Buchholz High School

F. W. Buchholz High School serves 2,182 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
F. W. Buchholz High School operates within the Alachua School District.
Alachua School District's 75% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

The student population of 2182 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 2,182 students
F. W. Buchholz High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % F. W. Buchholz High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
F. W. Buchholz High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade F. W. Buchholz High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 16:1
F. W. Buchholz High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
6%
3%
F. W. Buchholz High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
9%
30%
F. W. Buchholz High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
23%
23%
F. W. Buchholz High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
58%
41%
F. W. Buchholz High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
F. W. Buchholz High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.60 0.45
F. W. Buchholz High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
26%
52%
F. W. Buchholz High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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%
6%
F. W. Buchholz High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Alachua School District's student population of 28,157 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has increased from 71% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,126 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,487 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Alachua School District
Number of Schools
Managed
72
22
Number of Students Managed 28,157 10,137
Alachua School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 75% 71%
Alachua School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $281 MM $132 MM
Alachua School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $264 MM $140 MM
Alachua School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,126 $11,888
Alachua School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,487 $12,571
Alachua School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Alachua Mycroschool Of Integrated Academics And Te 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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  • GainesvilleMyra Terwilliger Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 678 students
    1.6 miles
    301 Nw 62nd St
    GainesvilleFL 32607
    (352)955-6717
    1.6PK-5678
  • GainesvilleWestwood Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 986 students
    2 miles
    3215 Nw 15th Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32605
    (352)955-6718
    26-8986
  • GainesvilleLittlewood Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 620 students
    2.1 miles
    812 Nw 34th St
    GainesvilleFL 32605
    (352)955-6712
    2.1PK-5620
  • GainesvilleGlen Springs Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 474 students
    2.2 miles
    2826 Nw 31st Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32605
    (352)955-6708
    2.2PK-5474
  • Gainesville William S. Talbot Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 707 students
    2.2 miles
    5701 Nw 43rd St
    GainesvilleFL 32653
    (352)955-6716
    2.2PK-5707

School Reviews

5.0  3/3/2009
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
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