What Are Some Facts About the Torrance Unified School District?


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The Torrance Unified School District, located in California, includes 17 elementary schools, eight middle schools, four high schools, one continuation school and one alternative high school, Kurt T. Shery High. Additionally, the school district includes two adult schools and two preschools. Originating in 1947 and unifying in 1948, Torrance Unified School District sits in western Los Angeles County in South Bay. The district features all of the City of Torrance and is 21 square miles in area.

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The four high schools include Torrance High, North High, West High and South High and the eight middle schools include Casmir Middle School, Bert Lynn Middle School, Jefferson Middle School and Madrona Middle School.

The district includes a gifted program, Gifted and Talented Education, in its elementary, middle and high schools. The district also aligns its curriculum with Common Core standards. The district offers special education services and English language assessment for non-native students. Additionally, the district offers the Parent iQ, TCSSL.TUSD.org, a parent portal that gives parents access to their child's attendance records, report cards, transcripts and test history.

The district's website, TUSD.org, features the master district calendar, an events calendar, links to teacher email addresses, and downloadable and printable agendas to board meetings and special board meetings.

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