Students enrolled 2015
Hours no info
School leader MR. VICENTE PEREZ
Transportation options Yes
District Alachua County School District

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5510 Northwest 27 Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606

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4 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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September 11, 2014
Buchholz is one of the realest schools you will find in gianesville, every school has its down-sides when it comes to the environment of which the students are in. The learning environment is great, students are challenged in all courses from intensive courses to the AP College Courses, about 97% of teachers truly want students to succeed and do everything in their power to make sure they do. As for the social environment, I appreciate, SO much that this is a racially diverse community with different religions, races and ethnicity's. This is a great way for people to better understand what the real world is going to be like, a place of unfamiliar worlds. I loved that this school wasn't segregated like the previous high school I was in for half the year. This school encourages races and groups of kids to get involved in clubs and activities and to interact with one another instead of avoid each other. The Principal & Deans Faculty is great for helping out with situations, the school could improve a bit when it comes to Guidance Counselors but otherwise I truly love and appreciate this school and all it has to offer me & my friends & family.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2014
Attended Buchholz and had an amazing education and an amazing experience. The teachers are caring and take the time to know their students. Their theater department is amazing and the language offerings are wonderful.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
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!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
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!"

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
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!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2009
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!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2009
I used to attend this school and I love it. The school offer many extra curricular activites and was a very family enviroment. Now I attend a school in DC and its nothing like Buchholz. I can truly say that this is the best school ever.

- submitted by a student
August 11, 2009
Great school! The teachers are very engaging and awesome!

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2009
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July 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2009
Administration makes decisions without considering the input from parents and kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
this is a great school. I love coming here

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2009
its a good school most teachers are nice but its the best in gainsville but I am from up north and most of the schools I went to there were better but this is a nicer school than the others here

- submitted by a student
no rating March 14, 2009
i love it. the teachers are so nice and rel with the kids. they treat them like adults now baby kids.

- submitted by a student
October 22, 2008
This school is absolutley amazing in every way. The teachers are amazing.The academics is amazing.The clubs are amazing as well as the football,basketball,lacrosse ect. Team. We have great programs and clubs. I am part of the bhs photography club which is really fun. The teachers really have a way with teaching us, although im a freshman, i get along with a majority of people at this school, because everyone is very friendly(:

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2008
BHS is a great school. We transferred to Gainesville at the start of my sons Junior year and purposely choose the Buchholz district. The AP teachers all take a lot of their own time to prepare their students for the AP exams. Lots of clubs, sports and band activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
Buchholz is a great school. It is the highest level academic school in Gainesville. I looked at every school in the city and I am extremely happy with my choice. I'm involved in student government, athletics, and clubs. This is one of best schools you will find and I would strongly suggest it. I also think it is important to see the school from the point of view of a student rather than a parent as well.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
I think it is a great school. I have found the teachers to be eager and willing to communicate with involved parents. My daughter has made many good friends and she is busy after school with clubs. I have found that I was really worried about what public school is doing for SAT prep so I sent her to Huntington. I have a son in elementary school and found it was good for him too. They communicate with the teachers and the teachers have been willing to communicate back. Guidance department is very helpful!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2007
Buchholz is a great school. The school has many great teachers and is a safe environment. Besides academics, Buchholz has great clubs, extra curricular activities, and athletics. I would strongly suggest this school over any others in the area or state.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2006
Buchholz has been a great school to be a part of, they have one of the top bands in the nation, placed 2nd place in the National Mu Alpha Theta competition last year (planning to be the champions this year), have great sport programs, but along with that the academic programs are top notch. While Gainesville does have Eastside, the IB school, Buchholz compares well with them as far as Ap exams and FCAT, and SAT scores. But the student population at BHS is more diverse and it does have good programs such as the Finance and Entrepreneurship programs, 'math competition track,' and performing arts programs.. Overall it's a good school.

- submitted by a former student
December 07, 2005
The JROTC program is one of the best around.They teache leadership skills and many other usefuls skills throughout life.I would recomened it just for the JROTC program.

- submitted by a student
October 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Both my children have gone to Buchholz and it is a school where each of them is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. Extracurricular activities are varied and plentiful.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Great School, with a great academic reputation.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
This is a great school with great curriculum and nice teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
I think Buchholz is the best school ever.They actually have teachers who care about their students beng their best.I've only been their a year so far it's been the best.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2004
I have two children who have attended Buchholz, one graduated in 2000, one is currently a senior. I have been very happy with the school. Both my children were in the 'college prep' line, taking AP/Honors courses. The school has prepared them for college while still providing a well-rounded, social atmosphere. I feel this is necessary in order for children to develop in all areas of human nature, not just intellect. Overall, Buchholz has been an excellent school for my children, both in preparing them for college and preparing them for the real world.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
Choosing Buchholz over Eastside and Gainesville High School is we well chosen idea. Buchholz extracurricular activity is so good it is almost too much, teachers are excellent and know what it is they're teaching, and the school has very minimal disciplinary problems.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2004
I have serious concerns about the leadership quality of the principal and magnet program directors. I believe that the success of the school is largely in function of the student body and teachers. Both the quality of the faculty and students would be greatly enhanced by a more dedicated administrative office and principal.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
After moving from GA. both children had a hard time adjusting to the higher quality of learning and prestige standards expected from Alachua County school system. These past 3 years have been a challenging yet great experience for the entire family! One graduated from Buchholz and the other just started here this year! They both have truely learned a lot of life long skills taught through the school which has and will continue to help them throughout their entire life.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2003
It's a great school! The faculty and staff are dedicated professionals who have high expectations. The Career Center Counselor provides career, college, and scholarship information that was very helpful for my child. As a parent I find my volunteer work informative and very much appreciated! There is a reason it's an 'A' school!

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September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
My son was class of 2002 nad loved 3 out of 4 years. Even the bad year was not that bad. They have a great drama program. My son is now majoring in technical theater the University of South Florida where there are now 4 other BHS grads. The theater program at USF is very happy with all of them.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
One of the better schools in Gainesville. Buchholz has some good teachers but most don't care. Parent involvement is not welcome. They are very sports oriented and if you're not then you don't count. I have 3 kids currently attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2003
i have 2 boys who have attended and they love it! great boys and girls athletic programs! football, baseball and soccer...have sent kids to univ of florida through their football, softball, baseball programs.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2003
Overall this school was great. My daughter started her high school hating it, and ended up hating to graduate in the end. There is so much offered in extracurricular activities and most teachers were great. The Career resource center was unique and amazing! It helped get my daughter several scholorships to college!!!

- submitted by a parent
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F. W. Buchholz High School
5510 Northwest 27 Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32606
(352) 955-6702
Last modified F. W. Buchholz High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
F. W. Buchholz High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews.