Esteban Torres High School

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Esteban E. Torres High School
4211 Dozier St
Los Angeles, California 90063
United States
School type Public
Opened September 13, 2010[1]
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Grades 9 - 12
Color(s) Black Red White and Grey
Mascot Toros

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.[3] 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[4] and commercial and housing developments.[5] The buildings were designed by Langdon Wilson Architects.[6]


The school is composed of five smaller schools:

School Principal Focus
East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet Carolyn L. McKnight[7] Dance, theater, and music, college preparatory curriculum. Students in grades 8-11 may apply online at Website:
Engineering and Technology Academy Dr. Luis Rodriguez[8] Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Humanities Academy of Art and Technology Deborah A. Lowe[9] Arts-based study of the humanities
East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy New Principle coming soon. Urban planning and design
Social Justice Leadership Academy Roseann M. Cazares[10] Developing college-bound, lifelong learners, innovators and active leaders


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. ^ this school is bad and it not clean
  3. ^ Cook, Lexie (October 18, 2010). "New East L.A. high school". Annenberg TV News. 
  4. ^ Merl, Jean (March 31, 2004). "District Seeks Space for Charter Campuses, Eastside High School". Los Angeles Times. p. B3. 
  5. ^ DiMassa, Cara Mia (May 22, 2004). "Accord Reached on High School for East L.A." Los Angeles Times. p. B3. 
  6. ^ "Project Details". LAUSD Facilities Services Division. February 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "LAUSD School Profiles: TORRES ELA PERF ARTS". Los Angeles Unified School District. 
  8. ^ "LAUSD School Profiles: TORRES ENG & TECH". Los Angeles Unified School District. 
  9. ^ "LAUSD Schools: TORRES HUM/ART/TECH". Los Angeles Unified School District. 
  10. ^ "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