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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  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-
West High School is a top rated, public school located in Torrance, CA. It has 2,031 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
359 responses
Average ACT
30
165 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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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
$90,309
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,672
National
$949
Median Home Value
$724,700
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • School rallies
    26%
  • Football games
    18%
  • School dances
    13%
  • Spring fling
    9%
  • School dance competitions
    9%
  • Spirit weeks
    8%
  • Musicals and Plays
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,031
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,091
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 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
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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I really like most of the teachers! Most of them actually care about giving you an education, and care about your future. There are a few detriments to this school, however. The diversity there is not so great. The majority of students are Asian and White, and there is not much else. Another thing that this school lacks is spirit. ASB holds many spirited events, however the school lacks the spirit.
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I am currently a senior at West Torrance High School and my experiences at this school was amazing. Not only our campus is big and clean, all the staffs and the teachers are very friendly and since this school is a very diverse, no matter what ethnicity you are you will find your "place". Almost every year the school has a construction, which means every year the campus is getting better and better. Recently we've just got our own Performing Arts Center where all the events will be held. Not only that our Gym and our Libraries were also re-constructed and it absolutely feels great playing sports at the gym and studying in the library.
Pretty good school overall. Great teachers , great students, great facility. I had fun learning and doing new stuff here. There are great tennis courts, football, soccer field, baseball field and basketball gyms. Everyone is nice and respectful. I feel very safe when I’m at this school. The school provides very good courses, plenty of APs and Honors for students that want a challenge. There are so many clubs, from volunteering to robotics and science clubs, so you can explore all kind of interests and find your favorite one.