F. W. Buchholz High School

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  • F. W. Buchholz High School serves 2,252 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 71% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • F. W. Buchholz High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.
  • F. W. Buchholz High School operates within the Alachua School District.
  • Alachua School District's 78% graduation rate is lower than the Florida state average of 82%.

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School Overview

  • F. W. Buchholz High School's student population of 2252 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,252 students
F. W. Buchholz High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %F. W. Buchholz High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
F. W. Buchholz High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeF. W. Buchholz High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • F. W. Buchholz High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of F. W. Buchholz High School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
54%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:116:1
F. W. Buchholz High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
6%
3%
F. W. Buchholz High School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
12%
32%
F. W. Buchholz High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
19%
23%
F. W. Buchholz High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
58%
39%
F. W. Buchholz High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
5%
3%
F. W. Buchholz High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsF. W. Buchholz High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.46
F. W. Buchholz High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
89%
82%
F. W. Buchholz High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
48%
F. W. Buchholz High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
F. W. Buchholz High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of F. W. Buchholz High School is Alachua School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Alachua School District's student population of 29,305 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 78% has increased from 63% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,110 in this district is less than the state average of $12,987. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,472 is less than the state average of $13,734. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameAlachua School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    66
    22
    Number of Students Managed29,30510,175
    Alachua School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    54%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    55%
    52%
    District Graduation Rate
    78%
    82%
    District Total Revenue$281 MM$132 MM
    District Spending$264 MM$140 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,110$12,987
    District Spending / Student$9,472$13,734
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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