School Details

Obama Academy 6-12

515 North Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-2050

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 340 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Obama Academy 6-12 is a public high school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Obama Academy 6-12 is Mr John Vater. 340 children attend Obama Academy 6-12 and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 75% of the 340 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Obama Academy 6-12 is 14:1. Friendship Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 92% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 34%
Multiracial 2% 6%
Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 years ago)

    Peabody High School is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Yes students do walk through metal detectors and there are camera in the classrooms but that is just to ensure safety. There are great technology and public safety programs at the school. Consider at least attending a day of classes with you child at Peabody before you completely rule it out.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the worst school in the Pittsburgh public school district its like a jail it has over 100 cameras and the sutdents have to walk through metal detectors on an everyday basis. Not to mention the complaints about the security guards. This is a very dangerous enviroment to put any child in I would never wish going to that school on any child. Trust me there are a lot better schools. Do not enroll your child in this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    To be honest I avoided sending my child here last year because I was afraid she would not be safe. This school tends to sweep things under the rug. I was happy to see the school make the news at the end of the school year this past year for its unsafe environment. Let's see how they sweep this act of violence under the rug.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools