Torrance High School in Torrance, CA - Niche

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Torrance High School is a public school in Torrance, California. It has 2,141 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 346 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2200 Carson St
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 533-4396

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 346 reviews
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    • 3
    Food: It takes forever to get food. The salads cost more than the pizzas and sandwiches so sometimes its easier to just buy junk food.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: I think that they need to check themselves on how they handle certain issues. When I attended this school I was in a situation where a boy was making racial slurs at me and the teacher sent him to the dean. The dean was good friends with that student and said she was going to give him a warning and suspend him, just so that it looks like he was being punished. I didn't find that fair at all.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The school really tries to get students to join in sports. Often times when track is over, they encourage the students to join another sport of their off season. I think there is a lot of support for the sports. They cheer on golf as much as they do football. I think they could do a little better with the weight room and it sucks that our pool isn't located on our campus and its not really walking distance like the football field.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Not all teachers are great. But the ones that do care, really try their best to help the students and are always pushing them to go to college. They are also very proud of the school that they teach at. Thea teachers try their hardest to learn how to use the new technology. The teachers are really good at updating their grades and making sure to talk to students if they start doing bad in class.
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    • 4
    Extracurriculars: This school literally had a little bit of everything. We would have culture fairs where all the clubs would sell food from their cultures, have dance performances from different countries and we would hear stories from all over the world.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 North High School 3 mi. 2,200
2.33 Alexander Fleming Middle School 3 mi. 1,775
2.00 Gardena Senior High School 3 mi. 2,299
4.00 West High School 3 mi. 2,106
4.00 South High School 3 mi. 2,164

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

Student Diversity

Torrance High School United States Alexander Fleming Middle School Gardena Senior High School North High School South High School West High School
Asian 32.0% 4.7% 7.0% 6.0% 32.0% 35.0% 43.0%
Hispanic 32.0% 24.5% 66.0% 66.0% 30.0% 12.0% 15.0%
White 25.0% 51.6% 6.0% 0% 19.0% 45.0% 31.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 15.0% 24.0% 7.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 0% 0% 8.0% 2.0% 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 24.1%
Grade 10 24.0%
Grade 11 25.0%
Grade 12 26.8%

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 31 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 32% Not sure.
  • 0% No

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

  • 56% There is diversity, yet we are together as one
  • 26% It has been around forever, seeing new faces
  • 15% The class competition rallies are amazing
  • 4% Student Pride

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

  • 32% Its old and never gets the love it needs.
  • 28% Drug and Alcohol use (Like most other schools)
  • 16% It is old
  • 16% School spirit
  • 4% Nothing
  • 4% People are forgetting how to be kind

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

  • 37% More than half of the teachers have gone to THS
  • 37% The Architecture. Beautiful facade
  • 26% Alumni Ted Tanouye (442 reg.) and Louis Zamperini

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

  • 50% Historic
  • 30% Friendly
  • 20% Torrance High is not the worst, but not the best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Try to get involved in as much as possible
  • 33% Your teachers want you to learn, so you should try
  • 14% Don't bight off more than you can chew

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 87% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.