Towers Elementary

Public K-5

 5600 Towers St.
       Torrance, CA  90503-1161


(310) 533-4535

District: Torrance Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
477th of 5,883 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,272 Help

Students who attend Towers Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bert M. Lynn Middle
High:    West High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.7
Number of students:  612

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.5%
Measles:
98.4%
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Racial breakdown:

Asian:
31.7%
White:
30.9%
Hispanic:
21.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.7%

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Compare Details Towers Elementary ranks better than 91.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Towers Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (31.7%), White (30.9%), Hispanic (21.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Towers Elementary is 25.7. 12 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Towers Elementary is $5,272. 8 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Towers Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Towers Elementary 477th of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Towers Elementary in the ranking list.)

Torrance Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Torrance Unified 190th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Towers Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.95 593rd 4809 87.7%
2005 86.32 672nd 4822 86.1%
2006 82.12 871st 4818 81.9%
2007 90.47 491st 5113 90.4%
2008 90.03 479th 5113 90.6%
2009 86.96 642nd 5193 87.6%
2010 80.33 995th 5314 81.3%
2011 77.39 1137th 5377 78.9%
2012 84.67 747th 5390 86.1%
2013 85.40 733rd 5530 86.7%
2015 86.15 815th 5611 85.5%
2016 86.30 837th 5614 85.1%
2017 90.75 594th 5692 89.6%
2018 93.10 440th 5662 92.2%
2019 92.23 502nd 5789 91.3%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 93.58 477th 5883 91.9%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Towers Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 396 3 108 12 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1989 400 2 117 10 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1990 414 2 117 15 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1991 420 2 120 8 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1992 410 2 140 13 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1993 402 1 127 20 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1994 416 1 131 23 0 n/a n/a 0 571
1995 406 4 136 31 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1996 406 4 136 31 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1997 398 3 141 42 1 n/a n/a 0 585
1998 399 1 153 55 2 n/a n/a 0 610
1999 363 1 174 68 6 n/a n/a 0 612
2000 365 1 185 68 8 n/a n/a 0 627
2001 347 3 186 68 13 n/a n/a 0 617
2002 353 9 195 63 8 n/a n/a 0 628
2003 353 9 195 63 8 n/a n/a 0 628
2004 347 9 201 66 7 n/a n/a 2 632
2005 359 10 202 57 6 n/a n/a 5 639
2006 321 7 197 54 6 n/a n/a 13 598
2007 299 6 178 51 2 n/a n/a 49 585
2008 247 5 172 44 1 n/a n/a 0 469
2009 222 5 165 41 1 1 92 0 527
2010 239 8 160 62 0 0 83 0 552
2011 225 7 189 71 1 1 84 0 578
2012 213 8 198 76 0 0 89 0 584
2013 217 13 201 109 0 1 90 0 631
2014 214 7 215 119 0 0 89 0 644
2015 204 7 204 120 1 0 79 0 615
2016 187 13 225 117 0 0 72 0 614
2017 188 9 219 124 2 0 68 0 610
2018 189 10 224 108 0 2 67 0 600
2019 190 9 235 111 1 2 75 0 623
2020 194 9 212 122 0 2 86 0 625
2021 189 10 194 129 0 2 88 0 612

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Towers Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 519 17.0 30.5 n/a
1989 529 17.0 31.1 n/a
1990 548 17.0 32.2 n/a
1991 550 19.0 28.9 n/a
1992 565 19.3 29.2 2.5
1993 550 20.0 27.5 2.5
1994 571 20.0 28.5 3
1995 577 21.5 26.8 5.2
1996 577 21.5 26.8 5.2
1997 585 24.0 24.4 5.6
1998 610 27.0 22.6 7
1999 612 28.0 21.9 7.4
2000 627 29.0 21.6 4.8
2001 617 31.0 19.9 3.7
2002 628 30.5 20.6 4.5
2003 628 30.5 20.6 4.5
2004 632 29.5 21.4 3.7
2005 639 29.0 22.0 3.3
2006 598 28.0 21.4 5
2007 585 26.0 22.5 4.3
2008 469 26.6 17.6 5.5
2009 527 25.0 19.1 5.3
2010 552 22.0 25.0 9.1
2011 578 n/a n/a 10
2012 584 20.0 29.0 n/a
2013 631 23.1 27.2 13.5
2014 644 22.0 29.2 12.7
2015 615 23.0 26.7 11.7
2016 614 23.0 26.6 12.4
2017 610 23.0 26.5 11.3
2018 600 23.0 26.0 14.3
2019 623 23.0 27.0 12.5
2020 625 n/a n/a 11.4
2021 612 23.7 25.7 13.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Towers Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 519 17.0 30.5 n/a
1989 529 17.0 31.1 n/a
1990 548 17.0 32.2 n/a
1991 550 19.0 28.9 n/a
1992 565 19.3 29.2 2.5
1993 550 20.0 27.5 2.5
1994 571 20.0 28.5 3
1995 577 21.5 26.8 5.2
1996 577 21.5 26.8 5.2
1997 585 24.0 24.4 5.6
1998 610 27.0 22.6 7
1999 612 28.0 21.9 7.4
2000 627 29.0 21.6 4.8
2001 617 31.0 19.9 3.7
2002 628 30.5 20.6 4.5
2003 628 30.5 20.6 4.5
2004 632 29.5 21.4 3.7
2005 639 29.0 22.0 3.3
2006 598 28.0 21.4 5
2007 585 26.0 22.5 4.3
2008 469 26.6 17.6 5.5
2009 527 25.0 19.1 5.3
2010 552 22.0 25.0 9.1
2011 578 n/a n/a 10
2012 584 20.0 29.0 n/a
2013 631 23.1 27.2 13.5
2014 644 22.0 29.2 12.7
2015 615 23.0 26.7 11.7
2016 614 23.0 26.6 12.4
2017 610 23.0 26.5 11.3
2018 600 23.0 26.0 14.3
2019 623 23.0 27.0 12.5
2020 625 n/a n/a 11.4
2021 612 23.7 25.7 13.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Towers Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
201495.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%96.0%96.0%98.0%95.0%96.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201687.0%0.0%1.0%12.0%95.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%90.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
201894.0%0.0%1.0%3.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%96.0%
201998.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
202097.5%1.6%0.8%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Towers Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,272

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Towers Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 502nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 477th of 5883 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Towers Elementary)7074.1
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)66.768.9
 2.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Towers Elementary)81.186.1
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)73.972.1
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Towers Elementary)70.172.9
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)66.668.8
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Towers Elementary)82.776
 6.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)70.568.3
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Towers Elementary)73.468.4
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)70.470.7
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Towers Elementary)75.580
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)65.761.9
 3.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Towers Elementary)67.356.8
 10.4%
   5th Grade Science (Torrance Unified)52.455.2
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students623612
 1.8%
African American910
 11.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian235194
 17.4%
Hispanic111129
 16.2%
Pacific Islander22
White190189
 0.5%
Two or More Races7588
 17.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.5%13.7%
 1.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Towers Elementary

Students at Towers Elementary are 32% Asian, 31% White, 21% Hispanic, 14% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Towers Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bert M. Lynn Middle
High : West High

In the 2020-21 school year, 612 students attended Towers Elementary.

Yes. Towers Elementary ranks in the top 8.1% of California elementary schools.


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