West High School

  • West High School serves 2,088 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • West High School operates within the Torrance Unified School District.
  • Torrance Unified School District's 99% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2088 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,088 students
West High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %West High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
West High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeWest High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
West High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
West High School American Indian Students (2008-2013)
Asian
45%
11%
West High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
17%
54%
West High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
3%
6%
West High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
28%
24%
West High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
West High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
7%
3%
West High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWest High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.690.41
West High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
50%
West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
9%
West High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Torrance Unified School District's student population of 23,818 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 99% has decreased from 100% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,966 in this district is less than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,404 is less than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameTorrance Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
32
4
Number of Students Managed23,8181,597
Torrance Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate99%83%
Torrance Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$217 MM$18 MM
Torrance Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$228 MM$18 MM
Torrance Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,966$10,966
Torrance Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,404$11,255
Torrance Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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