West High School



West High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 519
10 498
11 531
12 525
UG 5

West High School is a public high school of the Torrance Unified School District located in Torrance, CA. It has 2,078 students in grades 9th through 12th. West High School is the 330th largest public high school in California and the 1,374th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 24.3 to 1.

Total Students: 2,078
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 85.58
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,374th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 330th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 1,916th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 335th out of 2,608

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West High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,040
(50%)
4,107
(49%)
 Male 1,038
(50%)
4,220
(51%)

West High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Asian 874
(42%)
2,801
(34%)
 White 562
(27%)
2,078
(25%)
 Hispanic 387
(19%)
2,367
(28%)
 Two or More 167
(8%)
624
(7%)
 Black 77
(4%)
380
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 7
(0%)
52
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
25
(0%)

West High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,621
(78%)
5,844
(70%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 314
(15%)
1,756
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 143
(7%)
727
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West High School is ranked 817th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (22.0%) is significantly lower than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2220
2006 2072
2007 2034
2008 2116
2009 2076
2010 2110
2011 2171
2012 2212
2013 2195
2014 2088
2015 2078

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 25.1
2006 23.7
2007 20.4
2008 25.3
2009 26.6
2010 N/A
2011 28.9
2012 25.8
2013 27.7
2014 26.2
2015 24.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.099099099099099
2006 0.084459459459459
2007 0.10619469026549
2008 0.11105860113422
2009 0.12909441233141
2010 0.16161137440758
2011 0.024873330262552
2012 0.23508137432188
2013 0.22277904328018
2014 0.22605363984674
2015 0.21992300288739

Compare West High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,430.0% 24.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 22.0%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 

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