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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South High School is a top rated, public school located in Torrance, CA. It has 2,042 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1280
453 responses
Average ACT
29
208 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$85,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,666
National
$949
Median Home Value
$837,659
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 180 responses
Report
  • Club Day
    26%
  • Class Competitions
    20%
  • Bluegrass Festival
    20%
  • Cultural Food Day
    13%
  • Dance Practice/Shows
    6%
  • Spirit week
    6%
  • Soccer
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,042
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,597
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses
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The teachers are caring, especially the AP and Honors teachers. Administration is very helpful and upbeat, what’s not to love?! Sports have great camaraderie and spirit, and it’s located in a beautiful area to boot.
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South High School is an amazing school. As an alum, I experienced many aspects of South High. At first, I was not very involved and only in regular classes. I transitioned to honors and AP courses which are very rigorous but the staff is excellent and truly prepare you for college!
I am a current student at South but so far, my experience here has been amazing. The teachers and students here are all diverse and we all come from different backgrounds. Here at South, we are given many opportunities and activities to do. Students here are very closely bound. Also teachers and students here are all very open and welcoming. The school is also in my opinion, a very safe school. It has been great so far and I look forward to the time left I have at this beautiful school. Once a Spartan, always a Spartan!