South High School in Torrance, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,158
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    329 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 329 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 329 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Math teachers need improvement.

    Most teachers are passionate about their subject.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Students are either very involved or not at all.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: There are a variety of teachers at the school with a variety of teaching styles. The workload seems to be dependent on how certain teachers like to run their class. Some teachers make it clear that they understand not only are students involved in four other classes with varying difficulty, but also sport teams at the school with after school practice, and also the lives we have outside of school. These teachers understand this and give students a workload that is manageable and do-able. As for some teachers, they make the workload difficult to finish and complete with good work put into it.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: From watching movies growing up set in high school, I had a very different expectation for school that how it really is. I have come to learn that most people are very friendly and helpful and there aren't typical "mean girls" like i assumed from movies. Some students do involve theirselves very much into school activities such as ASB and class counsel. Overall people at this school are easy to be around during the school year.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a variety of clubs to join at the school that involve volunteering, clubs for different languages, and clubs that support certain beliefs. The most popular club has to be members at large. This club specifically helps support the class and also gets involved with school spirit by helping to set up for when the school has class competitions between the grades.

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 51 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 25% Friendly people
  • 23% Diversity
  • 21% Location
  • 15% Good education
  • 8% Sports
  • 5% 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 46 responses

  • 37% Highest test scores i believe
  • 17% Friendly
  • 13% Good clubs
  • 11% School Spirit
  • 9% It was the set for the film "American Beauty"
  • 9% 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 50 responses

  • 34% Challenging Honors and AP classes
  • 20% Stay involved
  • 18% Academically strong
  • 14% Decent
  • 14% 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 54 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% 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.