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Peabody High School (Pennsylvania)

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Type  Public
Closed  2011
Phone  +1 412-665-2050
Founded  1911
Established  1911
Color(s)  Maroon and gray
District  Pittsburgh Public Schools
Mascot  Highlander
School district  Pittsburgh Public Schools
Address  515 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Similar  Taylor Allderdice High Sch, Schenley High School, Barack Obama Academy, Pittsburgh Phillips K‑5 Elementa, Colfax Elementary School

Peabody High School was a public school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the neighborhood of East Liberty. The school opened in 1911 after the renovations of the former Margaretta Street elementary school and was rededicated in honor of Highland Park Doctor Benjamin H. Peabody. After 100 years in operation, the school board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools voted to close the school and graduate its final class in 2011.

The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12 relocated to the building starting in the 2012-2013 school year. The Peabody name will no longer be used.

Notable alumni

  • Kevan Barlow - NFL player
  • Mike Barnes - NFL player
  • Romare Bearden - artist and writer
  • Mel Bennett - NBA player
  • Kenneth Burke - Literary theorist who had a powerful impact on 20th-century philosophy, aesthetics, criticism, and rhetorical theory
  • Malcolm Cowley - novelist, poet, literary critic and journalist
  • Billy Eckstine - singer and bandleader
  • George Otto Gey - propagated the HeLa cell line, credited with creating the roller drum and one of the first to ever film cell division.
  • Jack Gilbert - poet
  • Frank Gorshin - actor and comedian
  • Charles Grodin - actor, comedian, author and television talk show host
  • Gene Kelly - dancer, actor and choreographer
  • David Logan - NFL player
  • Lorin Maazel - conductor, violinist and composer
  • Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa – jazz pianist
  • Zelda Rubinstein - actor,human rights and activist
  • Edith S. Sampson - Lawyer, judge and United Nations delegate
  • Robert Schmertz - artist
  • Bob Smizik - newspaper sportswriter and columnist
  • David Stock composer and conductor, founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
  • Burton Tansky - department store executive
  • David Tepper - hedge fund manager and philanthropist
  • Regis Toomey - actor
  • Fritz Weaver - actor
  • John Edgar Wideman - writer and professor
  • Jonathan Wolken - dancer, co-founder, artistic director of Pilobolus dance company.
  • References

    Peabody High School (Pennsylvania) Wikipedia