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Torrance High School

Location: Torrance, CA

Population: 148,495

Closest City: Los Angeles, CA

Distance to Closest City: 30 min

Airport Code: LAX

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 1
Students per High School: 2,100
Student to Teacher Ratio: 28:1
Approximate Start Date: Mid September
Approximate End Date: End of June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered:No
IB Program Offered: Yes
Possibility of Graduation: Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: Must be under 18 at time of enrollment
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Community Information

Scuba diving, skin surfing, biking and fishing can be enjoyed at Torrance Beach. The 22 mile long Strand Beach Bicycle Trail starts in Pacific Palisades and ends in Torrance. In downtown Torrance locals enjoy visiting the markets, where they find many treasures, arts and crafts and jewelry. Torrance is home to the largest farmer's market in South Bay, where plenty of delicious vegetables and pastries can be bought and enjoyed, while listening to live music. The Del Amo Fashion Center is also found in this town, it is one of the largest malls in America and is certainly one of the most beautiful. The local Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center is one of the last vernal wetlands in Southern California and is home to unique habitats and very diverse wildlife.

School Profile

Torrance High School is where Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 90210 were filmed. Torrance USD not only has schools in beautiful locations, but they also strive to develop lifelong learners through maximizing individual potential and making sure that students receive an education that enables them to succeed in life. The district's goal is to give students the tools that they need to thrive in an increasingly global society.

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