North High School

  • North High School serves 1,901 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • North High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • North High School operates within the Torrance Unified School District.
  • Torrance Unified School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • North High School's student population of 1901 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,901 students
Gender %North High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
Students by GradeNorth High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • North High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Asian
30%
11%
Hispanic
41%
54%
Black
9%
6%
White
14%
24%
Two or more races
6%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsNorth High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.720.41
Graduation Rate
97%
83%
North High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of North High School is Torrance Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Torrance Unified School District's student population of 23,775 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 93% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,925 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,361 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    School District NameTorrance Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    32
    4
    Number of Students Managed23,7751,585
    Torrance Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    57%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    66%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$217 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$228 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,925$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,361$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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