|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Torrance Unified|
|Location||4801 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Torrance, CA 90505
South High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 140th in the best public high schools in California.
The South High student body is predominantly White with a significant Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||11|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.6%||12|
|Two or more races||6.7%||143|
10.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, South High students are largely wealthy and rank 105th in California for high school student family income.
Students at South High scored an average 62% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 15.3% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||60% to 64%*||70% to 74%*|
|Boys||55% to 59%*||55% to 59%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||80% to 84%*||75% to 79%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||50% to 54%*|
|Multiracial||60% to 79%*||60% to 79%*|
|White||45% to 49%*||55% to 59%*|
|With Disabilites||11% to 19%*||11% to 19%*|
|Limited English||21% to 39%*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for South High students in 2016 was 1211.
369 out of 1,063 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (35%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 35% for participation.
South High offers 18 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. South High had 460 taking AP exams with a 349 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||76%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||28%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||9%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||16%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||18%|
|AP Courses Offered||18|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
4801 Pacific Coast Hwy.