West High School (Torrance, California)

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West High School
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West High School is located in Southern Los Angeles
West High School
West High School
West High School is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
West High School
West High School
West High School is located in California
West High School
West High School
West High School is located in the United States
West High School
West High School
20401 Victor Street


Coordinates33°50′47″N 118°22′2″W / 33.84639°N 118.36722°W / 33.84639; -118.36722Coordinates: 33°50′47″N 118°22′2″W / 33.84639°N 118.36722°W / 33.84639; -118.36722
TypePublic school
School districtTorrance Unified School District
PrincipalKara Heinrich
Teaching staff85.61 (FTE)
Enrollment2,050 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.84
Color(s)          Brown and gold
AthleticsFootball, baseball, basketball, wrestling, softball, volleyball, swimming, water polo, track and field, soccer, cross country, tennis and golf

West High School is a public high school in Torrance, California, United States. The mascot is the Warrior. The school was the setting of the book Pobre Ana by Blaine Ray.


West High was established in 1962. It serves the area bounded by 190th Street, Hawthorne Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard and the Redondo Beach border. The school colors are brown and gold.


The demographic breakdown of the 2,078 students enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year was:

  • Male - 50.0%
  • Female - 50.0%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.5%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 42.1%
  • Black - 3.7%
  • Hispanic - 18.6%
  • White - 27.0%
  • Multiracial - 8.0%

Additionally, 22.0% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "West High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for West High". ed.gov. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Former Torrance resident Kenneth Bae imprisoned in North Korea". dailybreeze.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Steve Sarkisian Bio - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site". usctrojans.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Emily Day - Loyala Marymount Athletics". www.lmulions.com. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Sean Berry Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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