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Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1200 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2013

I really like this schools journalisum program and didgtital editing programs. I feel if you go to this school you don't want to be a falling back in education you have to be updated and know what your doing or you WILL NOT know what's going oI recomend this school to anyone who is will for an adventure


Posted July 21, 2012

I went to Buffett 5-8 grade the teachers at Buffett are short temperd and they expect the kids to know things right away! in 7-8 grade the teachers always gave test every week on what they learned the week before. The kids always get away with bullying. The teachers also give the richer kids more attention and more chances to redo things than the kids with less money. Also the teachers leave the student alone by themselvs to talk to their teacher friends. The administration is way to easy to get by except two administrators who were tough and understanding. Other wise you could get away with anything. Also the food comes out really sloppy and they serve leftovers until gone. Lsstly kids table hop everywhere! I honestly would not want anyones child to really go there.


Posted May 9, 2012

This scholl was ok. I went there 5-7 grade but the staff there shows no respect to the kids. When parents are present they often are but on a normal school day, they dont care and are verying disrespectful and rude. And at this school they teachers tend to have short tempers with the less smart students, ignore the average students, are nice to the advanced students, and let the trouble makers sly. so it is not recomended by me. I would also agree that it is super easy to get away with doing NOTHING in a class and still getting an "A".


Posted May 8, 2012

On the surface, Buffett appears to be an excellent school with state-of-the art classrooms, a beautiful library and impressive technology labs. However, looks can be deceiving. Teachers can be hit or miss at Buffett. Some teachers are overwhelmed, lazy or both. The biggest problem at Buffett is the size of the school it is HUGE and kids, especially well-behaved students, can easily get lost in the shuffle. The parent-teacher conferences are student-led and a waste of time. Teachers rarely have any useful input because they have so many students . Finally as another reviewer said, almost every child gets on the honor roll which is NOT an honor at all. The curriculum and expectations are watered down at this school. As a result, the education is average at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

I have a son who completed 5-8 at Buffett. He struggled through the divorce of his mother and I while in grade school and had the opportunity to find his niche at Buffett. The encouragement he found in the teachers there compelled him to work hard and discover his talents from science fairs and plays to track and field. They listened to him and took a young kid s ideas serious. Now a sophomore at Millard West he is obtaining UNO credit in AP classes and at 15yo making international bank to bank wire transfers to Hong Kong as part of the business he started that was generated and fueled from the encouragement by Dr. Kerberg and her staff. His appreciation for their support has led to his desire to give back to Buffett by way of an 8th grade scholarship for those who show entrepreneurial spirit. It provided an environment beyond anything I had imagined for my boys from a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

I made a mistake in my other reply/post. I meant to say on the first sentence: "Most of you havent talked to your childs teacher then" And a little way down, I said " I am not at current grade level." What I had meant to say was, " I am *NOW* at current grade level" I am human, accidental mistake.. we all make em'


Posted October 15, 2010

I think kids at Buffett easily get lost in the crowd. I am not impressed with many of the teachers and feel they are not teaching up to expectations as compared to other schools. I was disappointed to learn at Buffett that almost everyone makes the Honor Roll, which really makes it "not" an honor. Dr. Kehrberg prides herself on the school building beautification and school takes pride in students who are exceptional on their own, but do not encourage children with potential to be greater!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love the dedicated staff at this school! Dr. Kehrberg & Mrs. Holland along with their staff, do a great job of keeping the students moving toward excellence in all their pursuits of academics as well as extra curricular! I had two students attend & hopefully I will be able to send another child there in the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

I'm in 6th grade and we have a excellent, wonderful school board. Each year we get new students because we are above excellent. Iknow for a fact.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

I have a 5th grader at Buffett and if your child has some educational struggles think twice about bufett...It is a very good school, but a struggling student can get left behind very quickly...then it seems to late for them...we are moving our student back to a regular school...just make sure yours can keep up with classes..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

We switched our kids over from the near-by Catholic school. Buffett has been wonderful. We couldn't be more pleased. The kids have access to tremendous resources, and the teachers are all fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

My 4 years at Buffett have been amazing! I've learned so much, both academically and socially, and I'm so sad to be leaving behind this great school and all my friends for high school. For anyone thinking about attending here: do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

I a'm absolutely happy and greatful that my 2 children are attending Buffet. I love that it begins in 5th grade which gives the students 4 years instead of 2 before entering highschool. It has helped my children grow as students and as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

Buffett is an amazing school it has given me great chance to expannd my horizon and learn something everyday i come to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

I love it. I came from Picotte Elementary School, and I really enjoy going to school every day!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2007

This school is excellent! I am pleased my child goes here. She gets an excellent education. The teachers/administrators/staff are EXCEPTIONAL! LOVELY SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

First rate school. My son attended 5th grade there and loved it. Most teachers are caring and enjoy their jobs. The principal is very personable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

My daughter has had an excellent experience at Buffett and really loves the school. Her teachers have been excellent. The school has a strong music and sports programs. As a communications magnet - Buffett has some unique classes for middle schoolers -including journalism and oral interpretation of literature. My daughter has had extensive experience writing and speaking in front of groups at this school. The school also has a beautiful library as well as wonderful science and technology labs. I don't think you'll find another middle school in town that has as many extracurricular activites and clubs to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)37%
Asian50%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial73%
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education students34%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial91%
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch73%
Special education students55%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black, not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial64%
White, not Hispanic76%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch41%
Special education students22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial89%
White, not Hispanic93%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch74%
Special education students54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial89%
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education students39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial75%
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch63%
Special education students49%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 70%
Black 14% 7%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Fax number
  • (402) 561-6170

Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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