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School Quality Snapshot

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General School Information

School NameSouth High
DistrictTorrance Unified
CountyLos Angeles
Address4801 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Torrance, CA 90505
Charter SchoolNo
Grade Span9 - 12
Title I FundedNo
Enrollment2,158
CDS Code19-65060-1938356

California's Academic Performance Index (API)

2012 Growth API875
State Rank10
Similar Schools Rank8
2011-12 Growth from Prior Year-1
Met Schoolwide Growth TargetYes
All Student Groups Met TargetNo

API Subgroup Performance - 2013 API Growth

Growth - Asian5
Met - AsianYes
Growth - Hispanic or Latino10
Met - Hispanic or LatinoYes
Growth - White-9
Met - WhiteYes
Growth - Socioeconomically Disadvantaged3
Met - Socioeconomically DisadvantagedYes
Growth - English Learners-4
Met - English LearnersNo
Growth - Students with Disabilities67
Met - Students with DisabilitiesYes

2013-14 Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Race/EthnicityPercent
American Indian or Alaska Native1%
Asian31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1%
Filipino3%
Hispanic or Latino14%
African American or Black 3%
White44%
Two or More Races3%
Not Reported1%

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Subgroup Enrollment

Subgroup DesignationPercent
English Learners5%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged14%
Students with Disabilities13%

Percentage of Students Redesignated to Fluent-English Proficient

YearSchoolDistrictState
2011-127%14%16%
2012-1311%15%12%
2013-1410%15%12%

CST Science Results (percent proficient and above)

YearSchoolDistrictState
2009-1070%76%54%
2010-1172%75%57%
2011-1276%78%60%
2012-1374%76%59%
2013-1482%78%60%

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Percentage of English Learners Making Progress in Learning English

YearSchoolDistrictState
2009-1066%73%59%
2010-1168%71%55%
2011-1276%73%63%
2012-1368%68%58%
2013-1473%72%59%

Percentage of Students in the Healthy Fitness Zone in 2012-13

TestSchoolDistrictState
Abdominal Strength 87%86%82%
Aerobic Capacity 85%77%63%
Body Composition 77%67%56%
Flexibility 93%86%79%
Trunk Extension Strength 93%90%89%
Upper Body Strength 92%82%71%

Percent of Graduates Meeting California State University Requirements

YearSchoolDistrictState
2012-1361%52%39%

Cohort Graduation Rates

YearSchoolDistrictState
2009-1095%93%75%
2010-1194%93%77%
2011-1297%95%79%
2012-1395%96%80%

2012-13 Suspensions and Expulsions as a Percentage of Enrolled Students

SchoolDistrictState
2%4%5%

Average SAT Score

YearSchoolDistrictState
2012-131,6231,5871,490

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) English-Language Arts Grade 10 Passing Rate

YearSchoolDistrictState
2009-1094%94%81%
2010-1194%91%82%
2011-1295%93%83%
2012-1394%91%83%
2013-1494%92%83%

CAHSEE Mathematics Grade 10 Passing Rate

YearSchoolDistrictState
2009-1092%93%81%
2010-1195%92%83%
2011-1295%92%84%
2012-1397%93%84%
2013-1495%94%85%


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