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Welcome to West High


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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 aggressive life-long learners. We further promote their acceptance of responsibility for actions as individual citizens and compassionate members of a diverse and collaborative society.




Opened in September, 1962. (45 acres obtained in 1959 for $703,000). Additions in 1963, 1967, 1968, 1974. Reinforced concrete, 240,562 sq. ft., 9 buildings, 92 classrooms. Construction cost: $7,238,000. Serves area bounded by 190th Street, Hawthorne, Sepulveda and west city boundary. Peak enrollment: 2,692 in 1976. Solar gym and other additions completed, 1976 at cost of $1,308,000. Capacity: 3,000.

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