The school board planned to realign junior high class distribution once Buchholz and Eastside opened, elevating grade 9 to the high schools.Further, because it would open the two new schools without upperclassmen, Buchholz and Eastside would temporarily serve as combined junior-senior highs.Buchholz's first football team, a Junior Varsity squad, played its first season out of Westwood in fall 1970, utilizing two trailers (one for the offense and one for the defense.) The new school building opened midway through the 1970–71 academic year as F. Buchholz Junior-Senior High, with Principal James "Jim" Temple.The school opened for its first classes at 7 am on Wednesday January 6, 1971.In 2012, it had an enrollment of 3,230 students, with 103 classroom teachers.
Gainesville's predominately black high school, Lincoln High, was scheduled to close at the end of the 1969–70 academic year.
In a January 1971 interview for the Gainesville Sun newspaper, Principal Temple explained that in a conventional school with a normal six and one-half hour day, students spend 275 minutes per week in each of six classes.
In its first year operating on an abbreviated, "early" schedule, Buchholz students spent 260 minutes per-week, per-class; this increased to 275 minutes the following school year, when the county's acquisition of a dozen new school buses allowed Buchholz to begin classes at a "normal" time.
There is no documented bad blood between Napoli and Buchholz, so most folks believe the denial - although this headline from earlier this year had us a little worried: "Mike Napoli, Clay Buchholz discuss pros, cons of baseball sleepover."Make no mistake, Clubine had been putting herself out there before the leaked nudes.
Buchholz (pronounced BYOO-holts) is one of seven high schools in Alachua County.
Alachua County moved away from the junior high structure in the late 1970s, opening new middle schools to serve grades 6, 7 and 8.