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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 2 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted October 29, 2009

It is a wonderful place for the students to learn and be safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Friendly student & awesome teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 16, 2009

Because both my sons attended there and I was happy with the teachers and the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 21, 2008

the enviornment is good and students are able to clearly focus more on school work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 4, 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 former student


Posted 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


Posted 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 an administrator


Posted 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


Posted 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


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API score

807

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

807

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2012 to 2013

-8

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8 / 10

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
44%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
50%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
20%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
13%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students15%
Females16%
Males15%
African American13%
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Algebra II

All Students73%
Femalesn/a
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students79%
Females76%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Earth Science

All Students43%
Females34%
Males49%
African American33%
Asian52%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state33%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females75%
Males71%
African American45%
Asian89%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state59%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students44%
Females37%
Males50%
African American45%
Asian55%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females8%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students38%
Females40%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian51%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females49%
Males43%
African American44%
Asian54%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Chemistry

All Students73%
Females77%
Males67%
African American73%
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state85%

Earth Science

All Students79%
Femalesn/a
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females66%
Males52%
African American50%
Asian78%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students19%
Females13%
Males25%
African American13%
Asian16%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate16%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state24%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students91%
Femalesn/a
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females72%
Males60%
African American64%
Asian85%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state63%

World History

All Students53%
Females52%
Males54%
African American48%
Asian68%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students10%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females6%
Males17%
African American6%
Asian7%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females65%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students35%
Females24%
Males48%
African American29%
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Earth Science

All Students79%
Females77%
Males82%
African American75%
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state58%

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females59%
Males59%
African American36%
Asian71%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Geometry

All Students16%
Females10%
Males21%
African American15%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate15%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students47%
Females39%
Males57%
African American23%
Asian57%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Physics

All Students56%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students64%
Females59%
Males71%
African American39%
Asian70%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state63%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Females89%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian94%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to state97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown79%
Students with disability60%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner55%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students91%
Females91%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability73%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner62%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 37%
Asian 26%
White 14%
Black 10%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
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School Leader's name
  • Matthew Horvath
Fax number
  • (310) 972-6404

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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3620 West 182nd Street
Torrance, CA 90504
Phone: (310) 533-4412

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