Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12

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Pittsburgh Obama 6-12
515 N. Highland Avenue
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United States
Type Public International Baccalaureate
Motto Nothing in life is so complicated, that it cannot be achieved by discipline and hard work.[2]
Established 2009
School district Pittsburgh Public Schools
Principal Dr. Wayne Walters
Grades 6–12
Enrollment 875 as of December 1, 2012[1]
Color(s) Purple, black and silver
Mascot Soaring 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. It is named in honor of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Pittsburgh Obama is an International Baccalaureate school which was created when the Pittsburgh Public Schools combined Frick Middle School and Schenley High School.[3] As of the 2012-2013 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.[4]

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

Student body

As of December 1, 2012:[1]

Group Number of students Percent
All 875 100%
White 179 20.46%
African American 611 69.83%
Asian 18 2.06%
Hispanic 12 1.37%
Multiracial 52 5.94%
American Indian 2 0.23%
Male 368 42.06%
Female 507 57.94%


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  3. "Transition to Peabody". Barack Obama Academy of International Studies is moving to a new location. Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved December 30, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Chute, Eleanor (March 30, 2012). "2 bids for school buildings favored". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 14, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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