Torrance High School in Torrance, CA - Niche

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Torrance High School is a public school in Torrance, California. It has 2,097 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 64% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 414 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 414 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Social Scene? Its high school, so as you expect you have your groups and that's it
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The health office workers are very nice.

    The Dean is good at her job.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I only say "it's okay" because I only did one club - KIWINS - my junior year and it was fun, but not very including since there were about 100 students in that club. I did not feel truly part of it, and it was a little disorganized.

    However, there are plenty of clubs and it is not hard to start one up either.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I do not have any personal encounters with parents at the school except for my own.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of my teachers have their good and bad qualities. I can say that a handful of my teachers have been exceptional and I found nothing wrong about their teaching methods. My other teachers lacked control of the classroom, or consistency and that is what is keeping me from rating "it's the best"

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School 2 mi. 2,846
3.66 North High School 3 mi. 2,023
2.00 Gardena Senior High School 3 mi. 1,650
4.00 South High School 3 mi. 2,158
2.66 Carson Senior High School 3 mi. 1,515

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Torrance High School United States Carson Senior High School Gardena Senior High School Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School North High School South High School
Hispanic 36.0% 25.0% 53.0% 68.0% 62.0% 37.0% 14.0%
Asian 30.0% 4.8% 21.0% 6.0% 10.0% 30.0% 34.0%
White 21.0% 51.0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 14.0% 44.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 15.0% 23.0% 19.0% 9.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 7.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 5.0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.5%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 22.5%

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 54 responses

  • 54% Yes
  • 37% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 38% There is diversity, yet we are together as one
  • 22% It has been around forever, seeing new faces
  • 19% The class competition rallies are amazing
  • 11% Student Pride
  • 5% Faculty support sports
  • 3% Food
  • 3% Principal and Vice Principal are very friendly

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 26% Its old and never gets the love it needs.
  • 21% Drug and Alcohol use (Like most other schools)
  • 17% It is old
  • 12% School spirit
  • 10% People are forgetting how to be kind
  • 5% Nothing
  • 5% Everyone in it.
  • 5% It's boring

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 37 responses

  • 32% The Architecture. Beautiful facade
  • 32% Alumni Ted Tanouye (442 reg.) and Louis Zamperini
  • 22% More than half of the teachers have gone to THS
  • 14% Film set for Buffy the Vampire Slayer

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 51% Historic
  • 27% Torrance High is not the worst, but not the best
  • 15% Friendly
  • 2% Moronic
  • 2% Terrible
  • 2% Cliche

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 55% Try to get involved in as much as possible
  • 24% Your teachers want you to learn, so you should try
  • 12% Don't bight off more than you can chew
  • 6% Education comes first, then you can have fun
  • 3% The way they grade and how they test is going to b

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.