F. W. Buchholz High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,203
Best High School in Florida
#66
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District ALACHUA
Type Public
 Phone (352)955-6702
 Location 5510 NW 27TH AVE
GAINESVILLE, FL 32606
Charter School No

F. W. Buchholz High School has an academic rating well above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, average graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 66th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Racial Demographics

The F. W. Buchholz High School student body is mainly White with a sizeable Black population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White57.8%1,274
Black20.3%447
Hispanic10.1%222
Asian Pacific6.7%147
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races4.8%105

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 17.3%

24.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, F. W. BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper income and rank 81st in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman546
Sophomore579
Junior569
Senior509
Total2,203

Completions

Graduation Rate
88%
Rank in Florida
182nd
Rating
6 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students88%
Florida Median86%
Percentile61%
White90% to 94%*
Black80% to 84%*
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races80% to 89%*
Economically Disadvantaged75% to 79%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
68%
Rank in Florida
62nd
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at F. W. Buchholz High School scored an average 68% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 13.8% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls63%76%
Boys64%67%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 84%*80% to 84%*
Black35% to 39%*35% to 39%*
Hispanic60% to 64%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial--
White70%82%
With Disabilites40% to 44%*35% to 39%*
Limited English50% or more*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1082

The average SAT score for F. W. Buchholz High School students in 2014 was 1082.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
64%
Rank in Florida
164th
Rating
6 out of 10

692 out of 1,078 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (64%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 37% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
35%
AP Pass Rank in Florida
16th
AP Pass Rate Rating
10 out of 10

F. W. Buchholz High School offers 24 AP courses. 35 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 83% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. F. W. Buchholz High School had 304 taking AP exams with a 149 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the Florida state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 49% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 35% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 25%
AP Courses Offered 24

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.7%16
Boys1.1%12
Girls0.4%4
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%52
Boys3.1%35
Girls1.5%17

Location

F. W. Buchholz High School
5510 NW 27TH AVE
GAINESVILLE, FL
32606
(352)955-6702

9 out of 10 1

District

ALACHUA
GAINESVILLE, FL