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Torrance Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Torrance, CA. It has 23,829 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
2335 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90501
Telephone
(310) 972-6500
Website

Torrance Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
1,037 responses
Average ACT
29
437 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,829
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,856
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Total Expenses
$240,735,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,047/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    3%

Torrance Unified School District Reviews

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Torrance Unified School District is very efficient when it comes to preparing students for their future. Teachers are always there for their students no matter what the situation. Teachers help with not only school work but the outside life too. Some teachers become more like friends than teachers. I have grown up in the Torrance Unified School District and with confidence, I can say it is a top-notch school district. Yes we start late compared to most other districts, but the opportunities available are notoriously better . The only issue that I would address is that construction around the schools need to start and end during summer. Having construction going on during class times are very distracting. Even with construction, if I had the opportunity to pick which school district I went to for 13 years, I would pick Torrance again. This district is absolutely amazing.
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Very diverse environment where teachers and students are cordial as well as helpful. Classes can be difficult due to lack of teacher's ability to teach the material well. Even successful students can struggle with certain classes; by no means are the teachers very good. However, with the correct mentality and determination it is definitely possible to succeed. The school environment is friendly: no bullying for the most part, encouraging atmosphere for all types of people. Diversity defines this school.
While TUSD boasts high-achieving students each graduation year, their high school teaching faculty leaves something to be desired. At West Torrance High School, teachers are truly hit or miss. Their science department is incredible; throughout my four years taking science, I found a new love for the subject. However, their math department needs a lot of work. As someone who struggles to understand math, having teachers who rarely go out of their ways to help students who are struggling makes learning even more difficult.