The Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) , a college prep district, has its act together. According to Newsweek 2012, [Torrance High School http://ths.tusd.org/] was ranked among the top 1000 schools in the nation, coming in at 750. You may say to yourself, “That doesn’t sound all that impressive,” but when you consider the fact that California is languishing near the bottom as far tax dollars per classroom are concerned, Torrance High's placement well within the top 1000 schools in the entire nation is fairly impressive! There are approximately 26,407 public secondary schools total in the U.S.
Torrance High School By The Numbers
-100% graduation rate
-94% of grads are college bound
-An average SAT score of 1568
Check out this article [Torrance schools: Excelling in tough times http://www.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=wE6RzhdQX1k%3d&tabid=290] for a full report of just how well Torrance schools perform, on average, compared with the rest.
In addition to impressive statistics, Torrance High also recently finished 144th in the Washington Post High School Challenge Index which rates how effectively schools prepare their students for college.
As a California Distinguished School, Torrance High School is known for its plethora of academic options and is now creating quite a reputation for churning out college ready grads, despite California public schools falling victim to more and more budget cuts.