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Population & Demographics

Population Served

Global Leadership Academy Charter School consists of two small learning communities located in West and North East Philadelphia. Students travel from all locations in Philadelphia to attend Global Leadership Academy Charter School.
The school services families from the following zip codes:
19111 (North East Philadelphia)
19103 (Center City)
19104 (North Philadelphia)
19120 (North East)
19121 (North Philadelphia)
19125 (Frankford)
19126 (Frankford)
19129 (North Philadelphia)
19130 (Center City)
19131 (West Philadelphia)
19139 (North West Philadelphia)
19140 (North Philadelphia)
19141 (North Philadelphia)
19142 (Mt. Airy Philadelphia)
19143 (South West Philadelphia)
19146 (South Philadelphia)
19149 (South Philadelphia)
19150 (Germantown)
19151 (West Philadelphia)
19154 (Northeast Philadelphia)

DEMOGRAPHICS (2013-2014):

The base of enrollment is predominately in the West Philadelphia community in which the school is located, but Global Leadership Academy also attracts students from other areas of the city, including Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia.


  • Total Enrollment: 722
  • Race: 98 percent black or African American
  • Income: 84 percent are economically disadvantaged and eligible for the reduced or free school lunch program
  • Gender: 56 percent female and 44 percent male
  • Special Education: 11 percent
  • Gifted Students: 4.6 percent