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South High School is a public school in Torrance, CA. It has 2,164 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 166 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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Recent Alumnus

On Health & Safety: The security at the school is good for catching students not going to class, however not so much with bullying.

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Recent Alumnus

On Educational Outcomes: I felt prepared for college only after the AP courses. Regular courses do not give preparation for college.

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Recent Alumnus

On Extracurriculars: Club meetings did not seem organized nor did everyone in the club always show up.

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Recent Alumnus

On Sports & Fitness: Majority of the school were into the sports offered, we had strong support in the sports.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: Since I have been enrolled in Honors and AP courses since my Freshmen year, I have been blessed with some of the best teachers at South. I had a previous college professor for Biology Honors, and she is currently mentoring and preparing me for college. My AP Psychology teacher has reassured me that this is the field I want to pursue--her lessons were engaging and she gave plenty of real life examples. Most of the teachers truly convey their passion for the subject they teach.

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South High School is a public school in Torrance, CA. It has 2,164 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 166 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

94%

Test Performance

89
South High School performed better than 89% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1850

Based on 67 students surveyed
Math
650
Verbal
590
Writing
610

ACT:
29

Based on 28 students surveyed
Math
30
English
28
Reading
28
Science
28
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 60% The mess after lunchtime.
  • 20% Low school spirit
  • 10% Peer pressure
  • 10% Bad football team

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Be yourself
  • 29% Make friends with teahcers
  • 29% Know exactly which classes to schedule.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Stay involved
  • 38% Decent
  • 25% Challenging Honors and AP classes

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Highest test scores i believe
  • 33% It was the set for the film "American Beauty"
  • 17% Good clubs

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Diversity
  • 14% Friendly people

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
49.9%
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Female
50.1%
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Racial Diversity

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White
45.7%
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Asian
36.7%
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Hispanic
12.1%
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African American
2.2%
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Multiracial
2.0%
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Native American
0.9%
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Pacific Islander
0.3%