Students enrolled 718
Hours no info
School leader Sonya L. Gordon
Transportation options Yes
District Akron City

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1040 Copley Rd
Akron, OH 44320

(330) 873-3300
(330) 873-3307
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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February 19, 2013
This school sucks im sorry but as a student at Buchtel High School this school has way to many disruptive children new children dont feel welcome and there is a bullying problem that is never addressed and the teachers start just as many fights and arguments as the students do it is wild at BHS

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2012
I hope the teaching of math and science at this school are stronger than their English grammar and spelling appear to be since nobody - not even the teachers know the proper spelling for their school mascot. Your school mascot is a gryphon.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 20, 2009
I believe overall Buchtel is a good school. There are some changes that need to take place. But those changes can only be implemented if parents become involved and students begin to take ownership of their education. Buchtel is definately a school on the rise

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
I love my alma mater because of the years I spent there and what it means to me and my community. I am a Griffon for Life!!!! Go Griffs

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
It is my alma mater. It is where I work, and where teachers care about and provide extraordinary opportunities for students beyond the daily education we provide. Our students are national scholarship winners, and future scientist already engaged in our research university's college programs while still in high school. There is still so much more to be done to make sure that all of our students go as far as their abilities allow them. I love them because indeed they want to go that far.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
The kids are great and the teachers are fantastic

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Our Griffin is going to rise and take to the skies! Parents are very involved in their children's education. Teachers receive great support from principals and other teachers! Now, if I could just learn my way around this a-mazing building...

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 06, 2009
Love the kids, love the staff, we are working hard to be the best school in Akron!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 06, 2009
The current staff and administration have invested time and effort to be consistent with the rules and expectations changing the school culture to minimize disruptions and improve academic climate

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Buchtel has made great strides in the last year and we hope to make many more.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 06, 2009
Great school to work in, family atmosphere! I love teaching here. Go Griffs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We are Akron's best kept secret. We have awesome teachers and students who care. Our scores went up across the board last year despite all the negative press. We are the only school in the district who met AYP last year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2008
Buchtel High is a wonderful school full of wonderfull people. Just the same as any other school, there are the handful that act out, but shouldn't be shut out. In previous years , i think that staff and students alike gave into the sense of failure many had of the school. Since about 2005, the school 'under new management' has been changing its ways. even the 'misfits' have a place they feel they can fit in, and actually get the education that is provided for them. I graduated in 2007, with a nine month old son, ranked #4 in my class. I am attending The University of Akron on a full ride. I'm majoring in English in Secondary Education, with a minor in Womens Studies. Many former Griffs are doing well, and Buchtel has polished us all into well-rounded young adults. Its seems that this will just keep getting better!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2008
well, i am a proud senior at buchtel, and i believe it is an excellent school. it is unfortunate that a few individual would receive the attention for the school as a whole. Buchtel is more than a few people who have no purpose at all. If people took the time to know all the students and not let those they jus so happen to see influence their overall opinions, then they would see the school as i see. an excellent place with a warm group of people that serve the community and a group of students who seek the higher education that a lot of people.

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2008
My name is Telissa Smith, and I am currently attending John R. Buchtel high school. I am a senior and will be graduating on June 4, 2008. I have been attending Buchtel ever since my sophomore year, and to be honest; I have never found a more welcoming place for education and family than I have at Buchtel. I have learned alot from being at a school where people may think nothing but negativs things about us. Well, Go Griffs! This school has changed my life, and I have grown stronger each day, formed bonds with many people, and gained experience. I love this school, and will always be a 'GRIFF', no matter where God takes me. The teachers and students are great people, others tend to judge that we may not have much, but we have eachother and that is all that matters.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 14, 2008
Buchtel is a very good school. We have good teachers, and good students. The thought of people doughting us, makes us want to prove them wrong.. Go Griffins...

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 29, 2006
I am very pleased with the strong work values that are being stressed at Buchtel.The principal has made a stand for our children and demands that our kids succeed. I encourage everyone to take a second look at Buchtel. Way to go Griffins! Also pay close attention to our girls sports the Volleyball Team and Basketball Team will give you a show. Being a parent of a Senior and a Sophmore I stand behind them and the school 100%.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
This school is in transition. That means that Buchtel has a clean slate and the priviledge to be only as good as the parents and administration. With that in mind, the best is yet to come for future Buchetelites.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I think buchtel high school is a great school, people don't relize how much we have come up in our academic's and in our extracuriculars, I love my school and would never never ever choose another school over mine.

- submitted by a student
July 15, 2005
I think it's an great school. many may not see that but they don't see the potenial it has, instead of critizing it with what you think see for yourself. these kids have alot of things going for them in football, Basketball, Cheerleading, especialy in education.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
I've just reviewed the test scores and they are absolutely horrible. When i visited this school on February the 3 I noteced things that I would have never encountered in other schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
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Buchtel High School
1040 Copley Rd, Akron, OH  44320
(330) 873-3300
Last modified Buchtel High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Buchtel High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.