Buffett Middle School was named in honor of Alice Buffett, an exceptional Omaha Public Schools teacher. Alice Buffett's dedication to students was evident during her career as a teacher at both Benson High School and Central High School from 1935 – 1969. Warren Buffett said he was “delighted” that his aunt was honored, “just because of who she was and what she did. She was a terrific teacher,” he said. “Every student was an individual to her.”
Buffett Middle School opened in 2004 with students in grades 5 through 8. Students chose a Bobcat as the school mascot as there had been bobcat sightings in the area during construction. Located on 26 acres just off 144th Street between Maple and Fort Streets, Buffett provides a variety of learning spaces to best serve its diverse student body.
Buffett Middle School is a state-of-the-art learning center that offers a rigorous core curriculum augmented by innovative elective offerings in communication skills and electronic media. Opened in 2004, to serve a diverse student population in grades 5-8, Buffett quickly distinguished itself by posting district-leading scores on state assessments. Buffett consistently ranks at the top of district middle schools. Buffett students have been honored with awards in academics, athletics, and the arts. Buffett teachers have earned National Board Certification and several teachers have been recognized nationally and statewide, including the 2022 Nebraska Teacher of the Year. Buffett’s success reflects its high-performing teachers and students in every classroom.