West High

Public 9-12

 20401 Victor St.
       Torrance, CA  90503-2255


(310) 533-4299

District: Torrance Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
156th of 2,123 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,606 Help

Feeder schools for West High:

Elementary:    Anza Elementary
    Towers Elementary
    Victor Elementary
Middle:    Bert M. Lynn Middle
    Jefferson Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  25.6
Number of students:  1,903

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
40.0%
Hispanic:
22.7%
White:
22.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.3%

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Compare Details West High ranks better than 92.7% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Torrance Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.72. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at West High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (40%), Hispanic (22.7%), White (22.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West High is 25.6, which is the highest among 6 high schools in the Torrance Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West High is $6,606, which is the 3rd highest among 5 high schools in the Torrance Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

West High:

SchoolDigger ranks West High 156th of 2123 California public high schools. (See West High 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 West High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.81 109th 1653 93.4%
2005 81.04 88th 1901 95.4%
2006 77.04 165th 1968 91.6%
2007 82.60 88th 2063 95.7%
2008 80.01 125th 2117 94.1%
2009 80.83 102nd 2238 95.4%
2010 81.68 117th 2281 94.9%
2011 83.84 89th 2367 96.2%
2012 83.05 104th 2354 95.6%
2013 80.65 128th 2426 94.7%
2015 90.46 176th 1994 91.2%
2016 91.83 146th 2039 92.8%
2017 94.46 99th 2021 95.1%
2018 92.01 156th 2017 92.3%
2019 92.81 136th 2133 93.6%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 92.72 156th 2123 92.7%

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

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Enrollment information for West High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1107 25 521 112 0 n/a n/a 0 1765
1989 995 25 545 118 0 n/a n/a 0 1683
1990 857 19 570 109 1 n/a n/a 0 1556
1991 818 20 584 110 2 n/a n/a 0 1534
1992 803 36 622 159 2 n/a n/a 0 1622
1993 782 39 667 164 5 n/a n/a 0 1657
1994 781 45 680 173 3 n/a n/a 0 1682
1995 859 87 733 231 8 n/a n/a 0 1918
1996 859 87 733 231 8 n/a n/a 0 1918
1997 888 85 738 225 7 n/a n/a 0 1943
1998 906 64 778 224 0 n/a n/a 0 1972
1999 869 64 728 216 4 n/a n/a 0 1881
2000 877 70 730 216 6 n/a n/a 0 1899
2001 884 61 764 224 9 n/a n/a 0 1942
2002 963 71 787 226 9 n/a n/a 0 2056
2003 963 71 787 226 9 n/a n/a 0 2056
2004 922 64 839 211 9 n/a n/a 1 2046
2005 932 75 901 248 5 n/a n/a 3 2164
2006 931 71 954 253 11 n/a n/a 11 2231
2007 826 62 929 249 6 n/a n/a 99 2171
2008 804 71 905 243 11 n/a n/a 0 2034
2009 738 67 936 252 13 18 92 0 2116
2010 712 72 918 281 15 16 62 0 2076
2011 700 85 901 319 17 18 70 0 2110
2012 683 87 950 333 16 20 82 0 2171
2013 670 106 964 359 14 16 83 0 2212
2014 652 104 940 366 8 15 110 0 2195
2015 577 80 933 348 10 12 128 0 2088
2016 562 77 874 387 4 7 167 0 2078
2017 496 76 859 417 4 5 193 0 2050
2018 471 83 856 409 4 2 206 0 2031
2019 483 87 834 432 3 2 206 0 2047
2020 426 79 814 433 2 5 221 0 1980
2021 427 77 762 432 2 4 199 0 1903

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 West High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1765 69.1 25.5 n/a
1989 1683 65.0 25.8 n/a
1990 1556 65.1 23.9 n/a
1991 1534 65.0 23.6 n/a
1992 1622 66.1 24.5 2.9
1993 1657 68.0 24.4 4
1994 1682 68.0 24.7 5.9
1995 1918 80.1 23.9 8
1996 1918 80.1 23.9 8
1997 1943 80.8 24.0 8.3
1998 1972 83.1 23.7 6.9
1999 1881 81.4 23.1 7.2
2000 1899 86.7 21.9 5.7
2001 1942 84.4 23.0 6.1
2002 2056 80.3 25.6 10
2003 2056 80.3 25.6 10
2004 2046 88.8 23.0 10.5
2005 2164 89.2 24.3 9.9
2006 2231 88.5 25.2 9.9
2007 2171 87.4 24.8 8.4
2008 2034 99.7 20.4 10.6
2009 2116 83.7 22.7 11.1
2010 2076 77.9 26.6 12.9
2011 2110 n/a n/a 16.2
2012 2171 75.2 28.8 n/a
2013 2212 85.6 25.8 23.5
2014 2195 79.2 27.6 22.3
2015 2088 80.0 26.1 22.6
2016 2078 86.0 24.1 22
2017 2050 82.4 24.8 18.3
2018 2031 81.2 24.9 22.6
2019 2047 81.7 25.0 24.1
2020 1980 n/a n/a 21.8
2021 1903 74.1 25.6 22.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio West High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1765 69.1 25.5 n/a
1989 1683 65.0 25.8 n/a
1990 1556 65.1 23.9 n/a
1991 1534 65.0 23.6 n/a
1992 1622 66.1 24.5 2.9
1993 1657 68.0 24.4 4
1994 1682 68.0 24.7 5.9
1995 1918 80.1 23.9 8
1996 1918 80.1 23.9 8
1997 1943 80.8 24.0 8.3
1998 1972 83.1 23.7 6.9
1999 1881 81.4 23.1 7.2
2000 1899 86.7 21.9 5.7
2001 1942 84.4 23.0 6.1
2002 2056 80.3 25.6 10
2003 2056 80.3 25.6 10
2004 2046 88.8 23.0 10.5
2005 2164 89.2 24.3 9.9
2006 2231 88.5 25.2 9.9
2007 2171 87.4 24.8 8.4
2008 2034 99.7 20.4 10.6
2009 2116 83.7 22.7 11.1
2010 2076 77.9 26.6 12.9
2011 2110 n/a n/a 16.2
2012 2171 75.2 28.8 n/a
2013 2212 85.6 25.8 23.5
2014 2195 79.2 27.6 22.3
2015 2088 80.0 26.1 22.6
2016 2078 86.0 24.1 22
2017 2050 82.4 24.8 18.3
2018 2031 81.2 24.9 22.6
2019 2047 81.7 25.0 24.1
2020 1980 n/a n/a 21.8
2021 1903 74.1 25.6 22.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for West High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,606

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 136th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 156th of 2123 High schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West High)74.973.1
 1.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)68.976.8
 7.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.354.8
 2.5%
11th Grade Mathematics (West High)64.850
 14.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)54.448.4
 6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227
 5.3%
11th Grade Science (West High)55.854.6
 1.2%
   11th Grade Science (Torrance Unified)47.549.8
 2.2%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.430.8
 0.4%
12th Grade Science (West High)40.851.4
 10.7%
   12th Grade Science (Torrance Unified)38.843.3
 4.5%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students20471903
 7%
African American8777
 11.5%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian834762
 8.6%
Hispanic432432
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White483427
 11.6%
Two or More Races206199
 3.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.1%22.3%
 1.8%




Frequently Asked Questions about West High

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,903 students attended West High.

Yes. West High ranks in the top 7.3% of California high schools.

West High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Anza Elementary
Elementary : Towers Elementary
Elementary : Victor Elementary
Middle : Bert M. Lynn Middle
Middle : Jefferson Middle

Students at West High are 40% Asian, 23% Hispanic, 22% White, 10% Two or more races, 4% African American.


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