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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Torrance High School is a highly rated, public school located in Torrance, CA. It has 1,954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Torrance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1180
349 responses
Average ACT
27
105 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 192 responses
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  • Spring fest
    21%
  • Rallies
    18%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Harvest Fest
    13%
  • Drama Productions
    6%
  • THS Annual Car Show
    5%
  • Night of Broadway (a mix of single act plays)
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,954
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,091
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,609/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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I have been truly blessed to go to this school. Everything about is great. There is just the right amount of competition that you strive to your best and enough that you wouldn't overwork yourself. The teachers are great and the campus is beautiful! I currently have a 4.6 W-GPA and am applying to very competitive schools due to the help and preparation I got offered here. My favorite part is the insane amount of student clubs and sports; join MUN, Speech & Debate, and Tennis!
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Torrance High is unique. It has a variety of clubs for every student's personal interests or cultural backgrounds. There are a variety of events for all students to enjoy. Some events include dance rally, lip sync battles, dodgeball tournaments, and Night of the Arts. Dance Rally is an event where each graduating class creates their own dances and battles against other classes for first place. Lip sync battles are similar. Dodgeball tournaments are played by students against other students during the night time in the gym. Night of the Arts is where all the visual/ performing art classes come together to showcase the arts department to students and parents. Also, students are all so unique in their own ways and making new friends is not too difficult. Students generally get along well together. Teachers are caring and supportive and very understanding. Administration cares a lot about students and staff and always do their best to create the most safe environment possible.
Torrance High School has a few areas of excellence and a few areas that need improvement, which can be seen in the courses. Many of the AP courses have passionate teachers, appropriate material, and help students prepare for exams and the rigor of college courses. However, there is a distinct difference in quality between many of the AP classes and the regular classes. Students who may not have the time, energy, or desire to take an AP course may be stuck in a class with mindless busy-work, bored students, and unenthusiastic teachers. Not to say that ALL AP classes at Torrance High are excellent while ALL regular classes make learning dull, it is expected that AP classes, generally, demand more from students and teachers. However, as a former student I always found the difference between the two was too great, and that the AP classes were getting the quality of education that the regular classes deserved too.