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Torrance, CA
Students enrolled: 2,187

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3620 West 182nd Street
Torrance, CA 90504

(310) 533-4412
(310) 972-6404
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November 21, 2011
This school doesnt care about student safety. When a kid is bullied all they say is we will take care of it. they dont and it continues. I will never send my kid or other family to this school.... Also they never return parents phone calls.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 29, 2009
It is a wonderful place for the students to learn and be safe.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2009
Friendly student & awesome teachers!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2009
North High has educated 2 generations of this family. All of the Cantu's have gone on to be productive and successful members of society. The boys participated in sports learning the valuable lessons of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Now we have a daughter there walking in her uncles footsteps. We appreciate the teahers and staff for all of their hard work. They instill in the minds and hearts the inspiring traditions of North High. Our family appreciates North High's contributions to our family members for over 50 years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
North High is a very diverse high school. Its students get a chance to experience interacting with students from other cultures. The teachers who have been there a long time are great! My two children have fond memories of their time at North High.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
Because both my sons attended there and I was happy with the teachers and the school

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April 29, 2009
It's a good school.. There isn't usually any fighting. It is a very diverse school with many clicks. The teachers do get involved but if you want a schedule change they won't let you, if you want one it will be a hassle..

- submitted by a student

November 25, 2008
For the resources that this school has, it does very well in educating it's students. North High's staff and teachers take pride in the diversity that this school brings and it offers classes in many different kinds of languages and is has great teachers. My daughter didn't like the school at first, because the school didn't do a lot at the beginning of the year to help new students adjust and meet other students, but she grew to really like her teachers. The teachers really give the students encouragement and that is most likely why you see such a high graduation rate. I do agree that the school could do more to bring fun activities into the high school experience and to bring more school spirit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 21, 2008
North High School is a great school for any child. It has the most graduates out of all the other Torrance high schools, has successfully gotten the highest WASC accredidation in torrance history (6 years!) and has teachers and faculty members that really care. I love North High. Very diverse, fun activities, no fights. Best school in Torrance by far.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2008
North High has no school spirit. I am amazed at the lack of spirit and the vacant attitide of manf of the administrators.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
I have a freshman daughter and she absolutely loves this school. I do, too! She had one bad apple of a teacher, but it is our belief that you need to learn to deal with all types of people in the real world. Great school that turns out great students!

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2008
the enviornment is good and students are able to clearly focus more on school work

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November 03, 2007
My daughter is currently going to this school and I as a parent do not like the teachers. Also the foods they have are very unhealthy for my little girl to eat greasy foods like pizza and the greasy burgers they have. I do not recommend any parent to send your children to this school

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2006
I cannot say enough about North High's Instrumental Music Program! The music director, Gregory Cooke, is amazing. He took an almost non-existent music program and has turned it into one of the hottest, most improved departments on campus! Not only does he strive for musical excellence, but he requires they maintain good grades. His tireless energy helps with the long hours of practice he and the students put in. He is a great example for the students. The winter/spring concerts are always impressive. Bravo!

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2006
I think North High is an excellent school where there is a wide diversitie of people and a great learning environment.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2005
Fantastic school with high academic standards. Many varied extracurricular activities and a clean and safe environment. Parents are very involved. Great AP classes, and a great starting point for students who wish to get into a great college!

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2005
My family loves North High. We have had two children graduate from North and one is currently a sophomore. Everyone (with the exception of a few negative ones) there cares, from the principal on down. Each of our kids found a place to fit in and excel. I would definitely recommend North High to any parent.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2005
North High School seems to have suffered greatly from the recent budget cuts. The school seemed though to change drastically over the last two years. Before curriculum and helping kids was at the forefront, but this has been replaced by a over emphasis on rules. The school used to be a welcoming and friendly place for all. Somehow North needs to regain its focus and purpose. My last child left. This is good because the school is not what it used to be.

- submitted by a teacher

August 19, 2005
With all the money being spent to upgrade schools these days, how come North High hasn't gotten any updates? The school is in deperate need of fixing up. If the State or city can't help why not ask the parents to volunteer? A simple coat of paint or some green grass would make a big difference.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
I have had two kids attend North High and I have nothing but the best things to say about the school. The students seem to get along really well; the teachers are youthful and positive and I've always found the administrators eager to listen and resolve problems. I would recommend North High School to any families considering moving to Torrance.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2004
Throughout my daughters four years attending North HS, there was constant parent/teacher/counselor/student contact. At the beginning of each school year, I met with all of my daughter s instructors and ask them to keep me abreast, via email, of my daughter s academic skills (high/low). I received responses from her teachers at least once or twice a month. North has a great boys/girls sports program. Not only good parent/student support, but also the faculty and staff supported the athletes as well. What most impressed my daughter and I was the diversity of the school. My daughter had many friends with different cultural backgrounds. They all graduated and are now attending different colleges. Overall, I would say that I m glad we made the decision to attend North High School.

- submitted by a parent

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North High School
3620 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA  90504
(310) 533-4412
Last modified North High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top