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About This School

J. H. Hull Middle School is a public middle school in Torrance. The principal of J. H. Hull Middle School is Barry Lafferty, who can be contacted at blafferty@tusd.org. 583 students go to J. H. Hull Middle School and are mostly Unspecified, Multiracial, and Filipino. 14% of the J. H. Hull Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 583 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at J. H. Hull Middle School is 21:1. Gene Drevno Community Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 9%
Multiracial 6% %
Filipino 5% 4%
Hispanic 40% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 33%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 24081%
Asian 18% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 19%
Limited English proficiency 14% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son just graduated from J.H Hull last year! I liked it when he was in the 7th grade because it seemed like the teachers cared about their students! I however didn't like it when he was in the 8th grade because he had a lot of problems with friends spreading rumors and the only parents to be called into the office was us! We were never able to talk to all parties involved! So I would have to say in the end this school disappointed me!!! I did like a few teachers though just a few that I met actually care about their students grades & health!

  • (1 year ago)

    Fast forward 2013. My kid is in 6th grade. I considered about open enrollment but decided to give it a try after meeting with principal. He spent time for us to meet with him and explained about school and direction so I did. So far my kid is doing great and I see teachers are doing their best. Out of classroom school hosts seminars to help parents and students as well. There will be some students who wouldn't follow directions from school no matter what. That issue starts from home. Not school. So far I am pleased with how Hull is performing and looking forward my second kid following the suit.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended JH Hull back in the early 70's I dreaded going to school from time to time we had police on the school grounds due to having area gangs going there to fight The students were in clicks and if you didn't fit in forget it. I was repeatedly bullied the 2 years that I was there and yes I did try my best in making friends to no avail. Being pushed into the lockers tripped smacked around was no fun. Reporting it didn't help.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a disappointment. It lacks passion. They failed my daughter. It's unfortunate because this was a "distinguished" several of years back.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is very bad. I went there and hated it. The teachers are mean and do not help you to succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school will have to have more dicepline but all the teachers and staff are fantastic.

  • (4 years ago)

    Im In 7th grade at Hull Middlleee'& this school isnt really excitiing. The teachers are meannn'. The schoool lunch is just terrrible D Most of the times the teachers are only nice when the parent is near us.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are great and always so giving!

  • (5 years ago)

    the school trys to have a lot of school spirt we have a friday to wear ur grade color and have school spirt. i think the lunch is kind of gross you should rather bring lunch to school.some teachers are very strict and seem mean

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is just bad the teachers are the only good thing in the whole school.The vice principal is rude and pretends to be your friend. There is also a few vairety of ethnicity.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved here from out of state and were not impressed with this school or the staff. The attendance lady belittles the children even if they miss school due to a medical condition with a note from Children's Hospital. The Vice Principal was condescending and down right rude to us while pretending to be my daughter's buddy. We have pulled our child and are homeschooling through a Virtual Academy. My letter to the Principal and Vice Principal regarding the issues were not even responded to.

  • (6 years ago)

    New to the neighborhood and already love all the teachers. The teachers are so kind and understanding but firm. My son loves all he's teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school small highly involved PTA. Many opportunities to get involved.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good School...Excellent Teachers who care about their students my daughter loved all of her teachers. The administration is just ok it is the teachers that make the school great.

  • (9 years ago)

    good school nice teachers.

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