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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Torrance Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Torrance, CA. It has 23,394 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Torrance Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
1,530 responses
Average ACT
29
600 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,394
Free or Reduced Lunch
25.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,597
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,032/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$87,185
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$949
Median Home Value
$628,384
National
$184,700

Torrance Unified School District Reviews

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TUSD is a great district where both students and teachers strive for excellence consistently. Everywhere one looks there is a hard-working, rigorous learning environment: from students mastering dance routines on the stage or building robots on the workshop floor. Although I haven't visited all of the schools, I can confidently say that TUSD generally boasts a friendly but ambitious student atmosphere, with kids collecting accolade after accolade while still encouraging others to join or help their clubs. Diversity is also a strong point, with the student population consisting of countless racial and religious backgrounds that accept and celebrate their differences. The tangible structure and facilities are good as well, as an ample amount of students and parents are willing to help the school in any way they can. Overall, TUSD is the ideal match of where ambition meets funding, and the line of outstanding schools it has is more than proof of this.
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Torrance Unified offers many opportunities to all students in the district and is very diverse. However, they need to improve many things in the schools. Though they are a very diverse district, they seem to have issues in reaching out to all people of color especially latinos and black students. Though they may not have huge numbers of these students, they ignore to share the history of these students which is extremely harmful to the younger generation who need to learn about their history. One week learning about black history or latino history is not enough. Representation matters and it should start in the schools. The treatment to those students could also be better. They need to work harder into making us feel included.
It's a good school with a suburbia feel to it. The lack in diversity, inclusion, and are really really bad at handling issues like racism. I guess, what would you expect when the majority of the staff were sheltered and the biggest issue they have is whether the POC kid actually lives in Torrance or not. They are VERY controlling of the students, but luckily, a good majority of the kids are well-behaved and respectful of their surroundings. Another issue is West has a mascot of an Indigenous man and did not teach their students anything about the Tongva tribe (the people who we stole land from). And the books and technology have not been updated as of recent. The books for US history is very inaccurate, I might as well read Fiction and I'll gain more factual knowledge. There aren't many socially advanced schools in the US but I still expect Torrance to go above and beyond because that is what they boast about all the time.