South High School

4801 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Torrance, CA 90505
(School attendance zone shown in map)
South High School serves 2,042 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
South High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

South High School's student population of 2,042 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,042 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

South High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1305 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
34%
12%
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Hispanic
18%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
38%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.710.64
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Graduation Rate
93%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTorrance Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South High School is Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Edward J. Richardson Middle School (0.1 miles away)
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