A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
2200 Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90501
Telephone
(310) 533-4396
Website

Torrance High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1140
213 responses
Average ACT
27
73 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 145 responses
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  • Spring fest
    23%
  • Rallies
    21%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Harvest Fest
    11%
  • THS Annual Car Show
    6%
  • Drama Productions
    5%
  • Night of Broadway (a mix of single act plays)
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,113
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,047/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Torrance High School Reviews

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Torrance High School has proudly served the students of Torrance for 100 years now, and I am glad to have gotten the chance to attend it. For the past 4 years now, I have found my teachers to be very helpful and knowledgeable, with the exception of a small few. Some also taught in a way that would prepare us for college-level education, which I thought was fantastic. Torrance High is quite diverse, one will come to find, with a big mix of students of all different ethnicities and religions. School culture and clubs also enhance the overall high school experience, leaving students with a better chance of getting involved in something. Overall, my experience here at Torrance High has been wonderful. I've made many new friends, have grown close to some of my teachers, and learned many new things. I believe any student would enjoy attending this school and I sure hope they do, because there's so much Torrance High has to offer!
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Torrance High School is the oldest school in Torrance, and it just celebrated its 100 year anniversary. Torrance High students and alumni have a lot of Tartar pride as we identify with the culture and the love for the school. We have many celebrated alumni, including Louis Zamperini and Ted Tanouye. Torrance High is recognized throughout Hollywood as many movies and TV shows have used our school for its facilities. I am very proud of my school.
What I loved about Torrance High was the community. Everyone were so approachable and welcoming. I moved to the school my sophomore year and knew no one. But that first day, everyone in my classes and even outside of close took me under their wing and made me feel welcomed. I've gained many strong friendships and a relationship here. The one thing I would say should change is our mascot. Not that I didn't love Tommy the Tartar, but being a tartar came with a lot of humiliation from the other competing high schools in our district.