Torrance school information

IndexTorranceCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores58%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools338,30879,221
Total private schools263,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools91,0857,963
The Torrance, CA educational system consists of 33 public schools, 26 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Torrance public schools have average test scores of 58% which is 52% higher than than the California average and 18% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Torrance public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.5% have completed high school, 47.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Torrance are 18% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Torrance.
  • 93.2% of people in Torrance have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.5% of people in Torrance have completed high school.
  • 47.1% of people in Torrance have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Torrance

IndexTorranceCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade93.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college76.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree56.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Torrance (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58276%53%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,72671%43%
Torrance, CA147,30758%18%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Joliet, IL147,51525%48%
Bridgeport, CT147,02220%59%
Paterson, NJ146,89419%60%
Hollywood, FL148,11448%3%
Clarksville, TN146,28164%30%
Torrance, CA147,30758%18%
Source: The Torrance, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.