South High School in Torrance, CA - Niche

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South High School is a public school in Torrance, California. It has 2,164 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 259 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 259 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: I don't get the feeling that my counselor actually cares about my schedule. They are just doing their job. Tutoring is available most days after school in the library.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school is pretty strict on bullying and violence.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The red cart sells delicious local food. The cafeteria is alright.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Administration is on top of everything. Sometimes they are not fair with what they decide is right.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Most of our teams won CIF this year.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.33 Rancho Vista Elementary School Public
3.33 Bishop Montgomery High School Private, Religious
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4.00 John Adams Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 2 mi. 2,402
4.00 West High School 2 mi. 2,106
4.33 Redondo Union High School 3 mi. 2,505
4.00 Torrance High School 3 mi. 2,141
2.33 Alexander Fleming Middle School 3 mi. 1,775

Around South High School

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

Student Diversity

South High School United States Alexander Fleming Middle School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Redondo Union High School Torrance High School West High School
White 45.0% 51.6% 6.0% 47.0% 49.0% 25.0% 31.0%
Asian 35.0% 4.7% 7.0% 40.0% 13.0% 32.0% 43.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 24.5% 66.0% 7.0% 25.0% 32.0% 15.0%
African American 2.0% 15.2% 15.0% 3.0% 7.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.7%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 27.7%

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 23 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 35% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 58% Diversity
  • 42% Friendly people

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 31% The mess after lunchtime.
  • 17% Low school spirit
  • 11% Bad football team
  • 8% Peer pressure
  • 8% None of the above is bad
  • 8% Administration
  • 8% Social media
  • 6% Counseling staff
  • 3% Some teachers only care about themselves

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 37% Highest test scores i believe
  • 32% Good clubs
  • 21% Friendly
  • 11% It was the set for the film "American Beauty"

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% Challenging Honors and AP classes
  • 30% Decent
  • 20% Strong
  • 15% Stay involved

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% Be yourself
  • 24% Make friends with teahcers
  • 18% Enjoy high school and dont let others guide you
  • 18% Know exactly which classes to schedule.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.