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We Are Primed for Another Great School Year

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Dear West High Warrior Family, 


We have kicked-off a phenomenal 2017 -2018 school year together!  West High is an integral part of our Torrance community as we are committed to setting and achieving high expectations and goals.


West can point to many sources of 'Warrior Pride' thanks to your dedicated community efforts from supporting local bond measures ensuring safe and updated facilities, supporting campus fundraising efforts, to reinforcing our school’s mission in providing students with a meaningful learning experience and environment - We thank you for your support!


West High School is a Professional Learning Community dedicated in leading the way and developing critical and creative thinkers, advancing college and career readiness, and as a leader in community partnership - a long-standing tradition that has assisted West in maintaining an equally enduring tradition of educational excellence. West High is proud to share some of our highlights and site accolades with you, marking WHS as a competitive and contemporary ‘Destination School within the South Bay:

  • National Blue Ribbon School Award, 1984
  • California Distinguished School Award, 2010
  • California Gold Ribbon School Award, 2015
  • Thanks to local Bond Measures – WHS building and classroom renovations, updated infrastructure, technology upgrades, and a new auditorium.
  • Boys Basketball CIF Champions 2017
  • Robotics Team - League Champions 2017
  • Science Olympiad - LA County Regional Champions  2017
  • Consumer Sciences and Fashion Design 1st and 2nd place Regional Winners
  • Speech & Debate Team – Multiple ‘State’ and WBFL League Champion qualifications
  • Academic Decathlon Team - Top 3 in LA County 2017
  • Rose Parade Torrance Float Design Winner (West High Student) – 2016 and 2017
  • National Merit – Finalists 2017


We are primed for another great school year together with the incorporation of our LCAP site goals, Common Core cross-articulation, and the modernization work of Measures T & U and Measures Y & Z in progress beautifying our campus. To keep up-to-date on construction, school activities, and events, please ensure your PowerSchool email is correct as we are 'green' school and communicate primarily via email, social media, and automated phone calls. 


WHS recognizes the importance of a strong and enriching high school experience, and we thank you for entrusting your children to the phenomenal Warrior team. We do not take lightly our responsibility in ensuring your children experience a highly-engaging, rich educational experience in a safe and nurturing environment. We are thrilled to partner with our families, and together we will embark on this next phase in your student’s academic journey and personal growth. I look forward to continuing to serve our West High learning community and partnering together with our wonderful PTSA, School Site Council, and with you and your family.


Go Warriors!


Most Sincerely, 


Mrs. Kara Heinrich, West High Principal


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