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2200 Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90501

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(310) 533-4396
(310) 972-6455
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June 04, 2014
I graduated from Torrance and have nothing but good things to say. I got a good education. Contrary to what others have said, Torrance definitely does provide students with classes and activities that will help students go on to colleges. I, and many of my classmates, went straight to a university. If you want to get involved there are more than enough opportunities. All the teachers I had were wonderful and more than willing to help. I also rarely saw violence on campus, like someone else claimed. A few arguments, however they were always quickly interrupted by the security, who was also a great guy. Go Tartars!

- submitted by a community member

April 02, 2014
Torrance High School is fantastic, I have three boys that go to school their and their step-mother is a teacher their from all I've heard it is a awesome school and that there is Caring staff that work their including my boys step mother, My boys are succeeding because teachers care so much about their education and the well being of the student I give it an A+ for being Awesome. Thank You.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2014
I have 4 children and 3 family members that went to this school. We all think that the school is a Great School, has great programs, and very good teachers!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2013
This is an amazing school. although not very successful in academics they are amazing academically

- submitted by a student

July 09, 2013
Unfortunately this school does not rate high for me. Some of the teachers are caring and will work with your child academically. Classes are approx. 38 -1 if not 41-1, I have transferred my child out of this school to another school in Torrance only to find out my child is behind academically. As for the VP and some other school officials if there is a problem at hand, i.e. harassment or bullying etc. the correct measures were not handled in the correct manner, especially if your child is being harassed by the more "Popular" crowd. Seems things fall to the waist side and very much over looked. If you plan on sending your child here, I highly recommend your RECONSIDER and look into West or South High. P.S. Unfortunate to have had a bad experience with the Librarian working at Torrance High, very rude and unprofessional. Too bad she is working with kids and adults with this unprofessional rude behavior. TOXIC

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2011
This school is pretty good for the most part, but also does have some severe problems. First, I've noticed a huge spark in violence within the campus the past years. I don't know if it is because of the lack of security or what, but it is starting to get pretty bad and is getting worse. Second, NO ONE tells us what events are going on. They are very unorganized when it comes to pictures, for example, since they don't even update us or the teachers on what is going on. But enough with the bad things, this school is good in terms of quality of education. We have problems to fix...and just judging by the staff, they aren't going to fix it anytime soon.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 13, 2010
my daughter used to go to this school, we bouthgt a house and unfortunatelly we had to move i regret moving because i compared schools too late, torrance school is a great school good teachers, good receptionist willing to answer any questions and they all care about the students that is why ranking is 9 out of10 really good.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2010
I just recently graduated from Torrance High and I must say that there are only a few teachers who focus primarily on the scholar students. I was one of the struggling students not doing homework and the teachers tried their hardest and gave me every opportunity to get my stuff together. If you are looking for a place that offers tutors then Torrance is definitely the right place, they always hand out papers telling you the hours for tutoring. Overall Torrance High is an excellent place to get an education with wonderful teachers and a great atmosphere throughout the year.

- submitted by a student

December 27, 2009
I have 2 kids who finished THS successfully and entered into good college. Both of them satisfied with their high school. They never experienced racial conflict among students in school. Good friends in harmony and excellent activities. Although there were not afternoon AP classes (only first four classes for AP) teachers were good. Enough to be a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
If you are looking foor a really good Torrance Unified High School, Torrance High School is not the best. My 2 daughtes and my son went there for two years, Torrance High didnt have the proper education and skills for my kids to get to college. the teachers are nice but the focus more on the scholar kids, and not the kids who really struggle. I would best recommend you to North Torrance, the best School in the district!

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2009
I agree with the botom comment. i was a student there and the school really focuses on the scholars, for 2 years ive struggled with algebra and they do not provide tutors.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 24, 2009
I love the diversity of students at this school

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no rating
August 04, 2009
I completely disagree with the comment that clubs are only for students with a 3.0 or higher. There are only 4 clubs out of more than 30 that have that requirement--CSF (California Scholarship Federation), NHS (National Honors Society) and the school's honarary service clubs, Tartar Ladies (for girls) and Tartar Knights (for boys). The Principal was awarded Principal Of The Year for the 2008-2009 school year from an outside and independet source that reviews educators. There are two Assistant Principals, niether are 'yellers'. Torrance High has consistantly had the highest number of National Merit Scholar finalists in the district, the highest pass rate for the CAHSEE for its ELL population, we THS is a family and it is definately not toxic. In fact, in the recent WASC accreditation THS was praised for consitantly having staff members that students can go to when they need help or have a problem.

- submitted by a community member

June 13, 2009
Torrance High school provides its students with rigorous classse, especially if a student decides to take an honors or AP course. More and more students have been passing the AP test and two students graduating this year received a perfect on their SATs. Torrance High recognizes all its students, with achievement awards and student of the month awards. The environment is friendly, with many clubs and sports to get involved in, so there is a place for everyone. The school has a lot of history and even more school pride. ASB-assisted student body- works hard to raise student morale and spirit. At the time of elections every year, many students run in order to get involved and this goes to show how much people here care to make our school an even better place. Torrance High offers students a well rounded education and you should definitely send your child here!

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2009
NOT thrilled. Teachers are power hungry 'what's in it for me', principal will not take on any issues, AP is a yeller w/ a horrible disposition. Overall apathy is toxic. Clubs are aimed at students w/ a 3.0+. THS focuses only on the elites. I doubt my child (smart, outgoing and fun) will leave THS a better person for what THS has to offer.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2009
Wow I agree with 3rd reviewer down! Putting your child in this school would be like not enrolling your child at all. See for yourself, try a shadow visit to see. I'd move from the area instead. Very Grim!

- submitted by a community member

September 29, 2008
Good school. Can't really complain much as a student. Safe learning environment and a school with a lot of history. Very rare fights, but which school doesn't have fights? Sometimes the narcs can get a bit power hungry though. I've received a detention once (first and last time I ever got in trouble) for something I DIDN'T EVEN DO. So what happened when I tried to explain that? I got more detention for arguing. But overall, it's a good school.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2006
Torrance High is a great school to send your children to. It has a nice clean campus. When the students have classes on opposite ends of campus, Torrance High gives the students enough time to get to class. They have great programs and clubs your child can join, and Torrance High gives the students many opportunities to shine.

- submitted by a student

October 20, 2006
I strongly say don't send your child to this school. I am concerned that my child is not getting the proper education.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2006
Torrance high is a good school with a nice and clean campus. It offers many excellent classes and encouriging teachers and administrators. I recommend this school to all familys who whish their children to receive an education of high caliber.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
It's refreshing to know my teen goes to a school where the teachers genuninely care about your child. They actually follow up with parents and help us get our children on track. In addition, the counslers (Frank Lee, in particular) has been incredibly helpful. He goes above and beyond his requirements. There are dozens of clubs and organizations for the children to get involved in. If any parent is considering sending their child to THS, I strongly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2005
its a good school it has good activities and sports and also good clubs. i would like to say to every one that once your in high school you cant go back because i wanted to go back and change all the mistakes i did but i couldnt.

- submitted by a student
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Torrance High School
2200 Carson Street, Torrance, CA  90501
(310) 533-4396
Last modified Torrance 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.
Torrance High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top