School Details

Pittsburgh Obama 6-12

515 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 622-5980
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 749 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

64%
64%
77%
48%
52%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
66%
80%
66%
64%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
67%
76%
93%
73%
80%
61%
41%
60%
82%
59%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
43%
60%
79%
56%
68%
42%
22%
42%
97%
79%
83%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 is a public high school in Pittsburgh. 749 students attend Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 46% of the 749 students here get reduced lunch prices. Abraxas Pittsburgh School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 68% 57%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 23% 35%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is a joke. The IB program is not a real IB rigorous program. It is IB in name only. They don't even take the IB exams! It is a complete sham. Administrators are much more concerned about becoming friends with the children rather than actually disciplining them. The school as a whole is incredibly dysfunctional and only a matter of time before anyone with any intelligence removes their child from the school and it is left suffering like the other schools in the district.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child got an excellent education at Obama--totally prepared him for serious college work. Obama has a fabulously dedicated core of IB teachers who have worked together for years (when school was Schenley). The teachers have genuine respect for the students and challenge them to achieve college-level standards. I am so grateful to them for their expertise and dedication. The school has a welcoming family feel--no snarky cliques--real room for kids to be themselves and grow into young adulthood with strong support from their fellow students and teachers.

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