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20401 Victor St

Torrance, CA 90503

(310) 533-4299

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,050

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for West High School

My daughter gets good grades and she loves going to WEST - Happy kid - Can't really ask for more.

Posted by a parent on 04/30/13

Definately one of the best high school's in Torrance. Well-rounded school with great academics, athletics, and nicely-kept campus. Staff are helpful and most teachers are very enthusiastic and willing to help. Daughter and son both go here, and have joined many extracurricular activities and clubs.

Posted by a parent on 11/25/08

My daughter graduated from West High School in 2005 and my son is now a 10th grader. I believe that when you set the bar high most people will typically ascend to it. There are many resources at West to do well. If the parent and student are willing to work hard and utilize these resources your student ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/07/08

Anyway, I was so angry I ran out of space to review the school. I just want teachers to receive the respect they deserve, especially since all I hear in college is 'You don't REALLY know the material unless you can TEACH it.' I was a student at WHS in 2005. I had my best years here. The curriculum ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/19/08

Its the best school in Torrance!!Students who get into it are so lucky!! Although for most of them it would seem pretty simple since West Torrance is mainly for the upper class!! Any how this school is awsome but it can improve. I was a former student, and i got into Stanford, so it did do a good job!!

Posted by a student on 05/01/08

West High School was a great high school; I graduated this year (2007) and now am at UCLA. West High has great extracurricular activities--from clubs to the drama, dance, music, and choral department--all supported by faculty who really care.

Posted by a student on 11/15/07

There is an unreality that one sense at this school. It is as if the teachers and administrators are programed in how they address parents and how they address 'discipline' issues. The programed responses all deal with those who are good students. If you do not fit the profile, it seems that the options ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/31/07

Sure its great if your child is a natural learner. Meaning they dont have to worry about teachers who are apathetic, vengeful, and what other terms can I use without being censored? The school doesnt do anything to enhance the learning, the kids do it themselves and the parents who monitor their kids. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/18/07

I personally loved my experience at West High School. Teachers were very accesible, and understanding. A very safe environment for children, and the extracurricular activities are growing.

Posted by a former student on 04/06/06

A very good school. Quality academic programs.

Posted by a parent on 10/03/05

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Test Year: 2012
West 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 — West High School is located at 20401 Victor St, Torrance CA 90503. 20401 Victor St is in the 90503 ZIP code in Torrance, CA The school district for West High School is the Torrance Unified School District. West High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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