Esteban Torres High School

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Esteban E. Torres High School
4211 Dozier St

Los Angeles

United States
School typePublic
OpenedSeptember 13, 2010[1]
School districtLos Angeles Unified School District
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment424 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Black Red White and Grey

Esteban E. Torres High School is a public high school founded in 2010 in East Los Angeles, an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, California.


The school was originally known as East Los Angeles Area High School #2. In 2006 the school was named Esteban E. Torres High School, after retired U.S. Representative Esteban Edward Torres.[4] The school opened on September 13, 2010[1] with students in grades 9-12.


The school is sited on 12.15 acres formerly occupied by Hammel Street Elementary School[5] and commercial and housing developments.[6] The buildings were designed by Langdon Wilson Architects.[7]


The school is composed of five smaller schools:

School Principal Focus
East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet Carolyn L. McKnight[8] Dance, theater, and music, college preparatory curriculum. Students in grades 8-11 may apply online at Website:
Engineering and Technology Academy Dr. Luis Rodriguez[9] Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Humanities Academy of Art and Technology Deborah A. Lowe[10] Arts-based study of the humanities
East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy New principal coming soon Urban planning and design
Social Justice Leadership Academy Roseann M. Cazares[11] Social justice; Law


Soccer, cross country, basketball, and volleyball are offered for both boys and girls. Additional sports for boys include baseball and football, and for girls they have a softball team.


  1. ^ a b "Time capsule dedicated at new Esteban Torres High School". Los Angeles Wave. October 21, 2010. Archived from the original on March 14, 2011.
  2. ^ "Esteban Torres East LA Performing Arts Magnet". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ this school is bad and it not clean
  4. ^ Cook, Lexie (October 18, 2010). "New East L.A. high school". Annenberg TV News.
  5. ^ Merl, Jean (March 31, 2004). "District Seeks Space for Charter Campuses, Eastside High School". Los Angeles Times. p. B3.
  6. ^ DiMassa, Cara Mia (May 22, 2004). "Accord Reached on High School for East L.A." Los Angeles Times. p. B3.
  7. ^ "Project Details". LAUSD Facilities Services Division. February 26, 2010.
  8. ^ "LAUSD School Profiles: TORRES ELA PERF ARTS". Los Angeles Unified School District.
  9. ^ "LAUSD School Profiles: TORRES ENG & TECH". Los Angeles Unified School District.
  10. ^ "LAUSD Schools: TORRES HUM/ART/TECH". Los Angeles Unified School District.
  11. ^ "LAUSD Schools: TORRES SOJ JST LDSHP". Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Coordinates: 34°02′31″N 118°10′32″W / 34.041817°N 118.175483°W / 34.041817; -118.175483