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4801 Pacific Coast Hwy

Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 533-4352

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,090

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for South High School

There is absolutely no attention or repercussions for bullying. A very intelligent student who is tall, pretty, but quiet and reserved is living in hell at this school. I question the 4 and 5 star reviews. Perhaps made by the faculty to balance up the sad reality that I will be paying for an education ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/02/15

I just graduated and was apart of the Color Guard and several clubs. Joining and leading a volunteer club really helped me get involved while boosting my college application. Aside from extracurricular, the teachers really care and do try to help. The counsellors are great advisors and really put into ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/29/14

Most of the teachers don't even teach, and when you want to get switched out of their classes to a better teacher, the counselor refuses. This is the whitest and most racist school I've attended. You get racial slurs thrown at you, and when you respond back you're the one that gets sent to the dean. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/24/14

South was pretty great for my son. The teachers were very caring and committed. The dean of students was amazing. The principal Scott McDowell was horrendous. He cares about the sports program and the honors program. He did not address parent concerns and was actually not even sympathetic.

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

south is a pretty good school i think we just need more indoor areas for lunch during the winter...its freezing

Posted by a student on 01/16/13

One of the problems with South High is that the school's policies on bullying are soft or not enforced. Our daughter attended high school here and had to switch schools mid year last semester because of bullying. The school only made the problem worse. Our daughter was bullied on line then attacked ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/22/12

I loved South. I thought classes were challenging, but not too hard. Some reviews say AP courses make South, but I disagree. I have met students at my Univ. who went to private schools from all over CA and OR, both college prep and religiously based, and I was better or equally prepared for college as ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/13/12

great school. i went to a "high class educated" private school for two years and ended my high school yearrs at south high. better than a private school. great teachers and many extracurricular activities for the students. the teachers are very caring. highly recommended school.

Posted by a student on 07/05/11

South High is a really great school for the most part. The AP programs are definitely what makes it so. Regular classes were really easy for me, the kids that didn't understand often weren't listening in class (texting, talking, etc ) or didn't read the book. Not all the teachers were very good, but ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/06/11

South High seems to care more about the AP students at the expense of the regular students. The AP students don't need any help. They will succeed no matter what college they go to. It's the average students who need more help so they can go to college and succeed. As a full time nurse, I work at ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/10

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Test Year: 2012
South High School
Torrance Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 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.

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Torrance schools — South High School is located at 4801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance CA 90505. 4801 Pacific Coast Hwy is in the 90505 ZIP code in Torrance, CA The school district for South High School is the Torrance Unified School District. South High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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