Also known at Pgh Obama, Pittsburgh Obama, Obama High School, Obama, Obama Academy, Barack Obama Academy, Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12, Obama Academy of International Studies and I.B. World, formerly Frick Middle School, IB High, I.B. High, Obama Eagles, Obama Eagles High School, Obama Eagles Middle School Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, Pittsburgh IB and Schenley High School.
- 1 Background
- 2 Insights
- 3 Student Body
- 4 Ideal Enrollment
- 5 Sports
- 6 Activities
- 7 Facilities
- 8 Links
- 9 Details
- 10 Footnotes
- Part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools
- Wikipedia:Barack_Obama_Academy of International_Studies_6-12
- http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/ibworld/site/default.asp the PPS site
- http://www.piaa.org/schools/directory/details.aspx?ID=13452 is Pittsburgh IB at Reizenstein page at PIAA site
- No page on the PIAA site for Pgh Obama yet.
- School is known for its great tradition of swimming teams, especially winning championships in the middle school once called "Frick."
- (412) 622-5980
- FAX: (412) 622-5983
- 515 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- Principal: Dr. Wayne Walters, to June 2017.
- Assistant Principal(s): Dr. Henry Benz, Ms. Joanne Mayfield, retired in spring of 2011.
- Former address, while not very helpful on a GPS device: 129 Denniston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- Student newspaper: http://www.obamaeagle.org/
Planned Growth throughout the years:
- School grades of 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, developed with yearly growth by grade.
- in fall, 2008: grades 6. 7 and 8 were at Frick and grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 were at Schenley High School.
- in fall, 2009: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 located at Reizenstein. School name became official in December 2010.
- in fall, 2010: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 located at Reizenstein
- in fall, 2011: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 located at Reizenstein
- in fall, 2012: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 located at the Peabody building.
- The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies (formerly Pittsburgh Frick / Pittsburgh IB) is an International Studies magnet school located in eastern Pittsburgh on Penn Avenue next to Mellon Park. The school grew into the grades each year and will become a school for grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- certifiied International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10).
- Parents must apply for acceptance via the school district's magnet office.
- Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 is committed to providing a quality education within a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. It is a full-school magnet where students who have completed the K-5 program in German, French and Spanish may continue their world languages studies. A Japanese course was available for students with no previous language study. Normal entry points are in Grades 6 and 9. Students who wish to enter in Grades 7, 8, 10 or 11 should contact the school at (412) 622-5980(1) and ask to speak to one of the counselors.
Wiki chart of enrollment
|Template Name||Enrollment #||source|
|/HS boys||267 max||via PPS|
|/HS girls||267 max||via PPS|
|/9+10+11 boys||110||via PIAA|
|/9+10+11 girls||148||via PIAA|
|/ideal combined||600 in HS||via reformers|
|/ideal boys||300 in HS||via reformers|
|/ideal girls||300 in HS||via reformers|
The aim for the school is to have 150 students per year/per class. So, 150 should be in the freshmen class, 150 in sophomore class, 150 juniors and 150 seniors. That gives a total of 600 students in the high school with 300 boys and 300 girls in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. For PIAA counting of only grades 9, 10 and 11, then figure 225 for boys and 225 for girls.
- PIAA reports the Last Enrollment Date, Not Available
- Total Enrollment = 258
- Female Enrollment = 148
- Male Enrollment = 110
- Total Enrollment = 258
- Class of 2012 is the first to graduate from Pgh Obama and as of October 2010, as juniors, there were 117 students in the school.
- School enrollment for grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 as per a snapshot from PPS site on October 10, 2010:
|American Indian:||0 (0.00%)|
|Male Students:||325 (43.80%)|
|Female Students:||417 (56.20%)|
Charting enrollment at Pgh Obama:
|Class Graduation Year||As of October 2010||As of May 2010||As of September 2010||As of January 2010||As of Sept 2011||As of Sept 2012||Graduation Day|
|Class of 2012||117 ||TBD||?||?||?||?||?|
|Class of 2013||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Class of 2014||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Class of 2015||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Class of 2016||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Class of 2017||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Class of 2018||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
Pipeline and feeder pattern implications include:
Note coaches, team page links, class size per team, records and status reports, facilities used, possible classifications of PIAA and WPIAL, rivals.
- Baseball = Edward Kocur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Baseball Asst = Robert Lingg (email@example.com)
- Softball = Jennifer Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Boys Track and Field = Louis W. Berry Jr. (email@example.com)
- Girls Track and Field = Nichole Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Boys Volleyball = Pete Vitti
- Water Polo = Mark Rauterkus
Music, Drama, Academics
Front of school
In building surroundings
- Locker areas:
- Parks, fields, and other venues within a 20-minute walking distance for team and community use.
- Engineering reviews
- Engineering magnet
- Japanese is taught.
- In school
- Computer labs
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches:
- Swimmers send two boy athletes to AAA State Championships in first year as Obama Academy. Swimmer Erik Rauterkus had been to the meet as a lone competitor as a freshmen and sophomore, but under the Schenley High School flag.
- Conversation with faculty member