F. W. BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL

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5510 NW 27TH AVE
GAINESVILLE, FL 32606
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Phone: 352-955-6702
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Alachua County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 551
  • Number Students: 2204
  • Number Teachers: 120
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4315
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Vince Perez
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (37 ratings)
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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-16
    "Not too impressed with this school. We never spoke to our child's guidance counselor 1 time in the 4 yrs that our child attended Buchholz. They seemed disinterested in him as he was not a 'top' student, nor was he in the bottom, nor was he a discipline problem. So he was just shuffled through the system. This school is horribly overcrowded. The quality of the finance and entrepreneurship magnet programs there has gone way down hill over the years. It used to be selective. A lot of kids, uninterested in finance, apply for the program so they can attend Buchholz because some of their sports teams are quite good. So pretending to be interested in entrepreneurship and finance is a way to get into the school. BHS has the reputation of being the 'rich kid' school but it also draws from some impoverished areas as well. We are zoned for Buchholz but our other kids chose to attend academic magnet programs at the other high schools, and they had much better experiences at the other schools than our 1 son had at Buchholz."
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    Posted 2011-12-07
    "My daughter attends Buchholz and is challenged by the honor and AP courses available. Most of the teachers are pretty good..a few however have been lazy and shown to be illequipped to handle the level of knowlege required of an ap teacher..especically the AP.Biology teacher!!!! My staight A student had to go outside the school for help in order to understand the material enough to pass the test. (over half the class received extra tutoring). Buchholz, assess your teachers!!!! If only 40% of the class passes the AP test, there is a big problem!!!"
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    Posted 2011-12-06
    "My child has attended BHS for two years and it has been a wonderful experience. Mr. Welker teaches Honors English and I could not be happier with the amazing job he did with the kids. A great mentor who challenges the intellect with creative, engaging assignments. Honestly, all the teachers are very good. And the principle is authoritative without being overbearing. It took a long time for me to be able to say this, but "I love high school!""
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    Posted 2010-08-08
    "Both of my daughters graduated from Buchholz, and, although completely different in their interests, extra-curricular and academic focus, both excelled the BHS environment. Considered the "AP School" in our county, the AP test pass of students committing to loading up with AP classes is extraordinary. The teachers are engaged, smart, witty and driven to see every student be the best (s)he can be. My youngest daughter just graduated in June, and was involved with BHS' nationally recognized band all four years. The memories, friendships and team-building skills she learned in this program will stay with her forever. Regarding the administration, well, let's just say that Mr. Perez is AMAZING. His team of assistant principals and guidance counselors assured that both of my girls received all of the support and advice they needed to commence the journey beyond high school. Finally, the parent organizations at Buchholz are the strongest I've ever encountered!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-24
    "My freshman daughter was new to Gainesville but managed to make friends relatively easy at Buchholz. They have a great athletic program and varied extracurriclar activites. There is some student 'snobbiness' but there always is! The teachers seem to respond with enthusiasm and dedication when their students show a desire to learn. My only complaint is the lack of communication between parents and school. They need to get with 2009 and send out an electronic newsletter at least monthly!"
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