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Welcome to West High

West High School
20401 Victor Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone:   (310) 533-4299
Fax:   (310) 972-6483

West High Mission Statement

It is the mission of the West High staff to insure that learning is meaningful and enjoyable so that students develop a dynamic curiosity about the world. We accomplish this by fostering students' best efforts at self-expression and using their unique talents. Concurrently we develop critical thinking and creative problem solving to help students become enthusiastic life-long learners. We further promote their acceptance of responsibility for actions as individual citizens and compassionate members of a diverse and collaborative society.




West High School

West High School is a 4-year comprehensive high school with an enrollment of 2151 9th to 12th grade students with an additional 82 8th graders and 1 7th grader attending early morning sessions. The average class size is 28. Classes meet for 54 minutes daily with a 15-minute reading period included in the schedule each day. Students are expected to take a minimum of six classes. Some “0” period classes are offered permitting flexibility in starting and ending time of the school day and the option for some students to carry seven classes per semester. Two semesters comprise the academic year. A large number of students attend a summer school program. There are 88 certificated faculty, the majority of whom have a master’s degree. West High has been designated a California Distinguished School in 1984, 1994, 1999, 2005 and again in 2013. West High was named, California Gold Ribbon School in 2015. It received the Excellence in Education Award from the United States Department of Education in 1984 and was awarded the national designation of Blue Ribbon School in 1984. 

Torrance Community 

Torrance is a suburban community of 145,000 in the South Bay area situated below the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula on the beach front of southwestern Los Angeles County. It is located 17 miles southwest of Los Angeles Civic Center and 7 miles northwest of Los Angeles Harbor. Torrance boasts a particularly healthy economy, a near perfect weather pattern, two miles of white sand beach, an extensive financial center and a safe secure community. The school community consists of single-family residences, small business and apartments. Community support for West High has been a long-standing tradition and has assisted West in maintaining an equally long-standing tradition of educational excellence.


For more information, please click here for the full 2015-2016 West High School Profile


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West High School20401 Victor St.Torrance, CA  90503

p. 310.533.4299f. 310.972.6483

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