Principal's Message

Dear West High Warrior Family, 


We are excited to begin an enriching school year together. West High is an integral part of our Torrance community as we are committed to excellence, and high achievement and performance. We are proud of the many successes of our staff and students, thanks to our dedicated community efforts. Examples of success range from local bond measure support ensuring safe and modernized facilities, to supporting campus fundraising efforts, and reinforcing our school’s mission in providing students an engaging learning experience and environment.


West High School is a Professional Learning Community dedicated to leading the way and developing critical and creative thinkers, advancing college and career readiness, and a leader in educational excellence. We are proud to share highlights and accolades marking WHS as a competitive destination school within the South Bay:

  • National Blue Ribbon School Award, 1984
  • California Distinguished School Award, 2010
  • California Gold Ribbon School Award, 2015
  • U.S. News America’s Best High School, Silver 2018
  • Thanks to local Bond Measures – WHS classroom renovations, updated infrastructure, technology upgrades, and a new Performing Arts Center
  • Softball Division CIF Champions, 2018
  • Girls Basketball CIF Champions, 2018
  • Boys Track Team State CIF Champions, 2017
  • Boys Basketball CIF Champions 2017
  • Robotics Team - League Champions 2017
  • Science Olympiad - LA County Regional Champions  2017
  • Consumer Sciences and Fashion Design 1st and 2nd place Regional Winners
  • Speech & Debate Team – Multiple ‘State’ and WBFL League Champion qualifications
  • Academic Decathlon Team - Top 3 in LA County 2017, 2018
  • Milken Scholars
  • Rose Parade Torrance Float Design Winner (West High Student) – 2016, 2017, 2018
  • National Merit – Finalists 2017, 2018

WHS recognizes the importance of a strong and enriching high school experience, and we thank you for entrusting your children to our Warrior team. We appreciate the partnership with our families and together we will embark on this next phase in your student’s academic journey and personal growth. Here’s to a wonderful 2018-2019 school year - Go Warriors!



Mrs. Kara Heinrich,

West High Principal



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