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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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South High School is a top rated, public school located in Torrance, CA. It has 2,074 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1290
487 responses
Average ACT
29
216 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$92,046
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,762
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$865,119
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 45 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
  • Club Day
    25%
  • Class Competitions
    20%
  • Bluegrass Festival
    19%
  • Cultural Food Day
    12%
  • Dance Practice/Shows
    6%
  • Spirit week
    6%
  • Soccer
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,074
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 54 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 54 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,597
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 71 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 72 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,032 / year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 80 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 80 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 80 responses

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