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Pittsburgh Obama 6-12
515 N. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

United States
Type Public International Baccalaureate
Motto Nothing in life is so complicated, that it cannot be achieved by discipline and hard work.
Established 2009
School district Pittsburgh Public Schools
Principal Yolanda Colbert
Grades 6–12
Enrollment 924 as of October 1, 2018
Language German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin
Color(s) Purple, black and silver
Athletics Basketball, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Swimming, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling
Mascot Eagles

The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, also known as Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, is a public school in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school is named in honor of Former President Barack Obama who served as 44th President of the United States.

Pittsburgh Obama is an International Baccalaureate school which was created when the Pittsburgh Public Schools combined Frick Middle School and Schenley High School. As of the 2017-2018 school year, Pittsburgh Obama is located in the former Peabody High School building. Before that, it was housed in the former Reizenstein Middle School building for three years.

The school is noted for its heavy involvement in the Pennsylvania YMCA Youth and Government program.


As of October 1, 2018:

Group Number of students Percent
All 924 100%
White 183 19.81%
African American 648 70.13%
Asian 14 1.52%
Hispanic 17 1.84%
Multiracial 60 6.49%
American Indian <5 0.21%
Male 376 40.69%
Female 548 59.31%
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