South High School in Torrance, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,158
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    317 3.7
  • Ranking

South High School is a public coed school in Torrance, California. It has 2,158 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 317 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4801 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 533-4352

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 317 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: There are security guards and police around the campus ready to protect students.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Extracurricular's at this school have multiple options that engages students. I particularly enjoyed the California Scholarship Federation.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: A few teachers do go above and beyond the minimum.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I don't think there have been many issues. The bathrooms are pretty gross though.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I wish I took advantage of more extracurricular opportunities. I didn't realize how many there were, always be on the lookout for something that interests you.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 2 mi. 2,580
3.66 West High School 2 mi. 2,195
4.33 Redondo Union High School 3 mi. 2,614
3.66 Torrance High School 3 mi. 2,097
2.66 Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School 3 mi. 2,846

Around South High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

South High School United States California Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Redondo Union High School Torrance High School West High School
White 44.0% 51.0% 24.8% 4.0% 49.0% 48.0% 21.0% 29.0%
Asian 34.0% 4.8% 11.3% 10.0% 37.0% 13.0% 30.0% 42.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 53.3% 62.0% 7.0% 24.0% 36.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.3% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 4.0% 5.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 6.1% 19.0% 3.0% 9.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.3%
Grade 10 26.6%
Grade 11 24.8%
Grade 12 23.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 27% Friendly people
  • 24% Diversity
  • 20% Location
  • 13% Good education
  • 8% Sports
  • 4% Band
  • 4% Support from faculty

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 24% The mess after lunchtime.
  • 16% Low school spirit
  • 12% Bad football team
  • 9% Peer pressure
  • 8% Some teachers only care about themselves
  • 8% Social media
  • 5% No recognition to the marching band
  • 5% Counseling staff
  • 5% Administration
  • 4% None of the above is bad
  • 1% ASB
  • 1% Could be cleaner
  • 1% Non honors classes are a joke

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 43 responses

  • 40% Highest test scores i believe
  • 19% Friendly
  • 14% Good clubs
  • 9% It was the set for the film "American Beauty"
  • 9% School Spirit
  • 5% Highest test scores, clubs, school spirit, sports
  • 2% A lot of police
  • 2% The weather

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 34% Challenging Honors and AP classes
  • 19% Stay involved
  • 19% Academically strong
  • 15% Decent
  • 13% Strong

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 39% Be yourself
  • 23% Make friends with teahcers
  • 16% Enjoy high school and dont let others guide you
  • 16% Know exactly which classes to schedule.
  • 6% Don't let others keep you from achieving greatness

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.