F. W. Buchholz High School

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5510 Nw 27th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32606
(School attendance zone shown in map)
F. W. Buchholz High School serves 2,290 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

F. W. Buchholz High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

F. W. Buchholz High School's student population of 2,290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,290 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

F. W. Buchholz High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of F. W. Buchholz High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#903 out of 3633 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
33%
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Black
21%
22%
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White
56%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.70
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlachua School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to F. W. Buchholz High School is Alachua Mycroschool Of Integrated Academics And Technologies (3.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westwood Middle School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Myra Terwilliger Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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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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