Developed relatively recently in 2000, Torrey Highlands has quickly become a primary residential community for the city of San Diego. Technically located in the North County Inland area, Torrey Highlands is also quite close to many of the region’s coastal areas. The community is bordered to the north by Black Mountain Ranch, to the south by Rancho Penasquitos, to the west by Pacific Highlands Ranch, and to the northwest by Fairbanks Ranch. State Route 56 runs through Torrey Highlands and provides convenient access to the coast as well as downtown San Diego.
Westview High School is actually located in Rancho Penasquitos and is operated as part of the Poway Unified School District. The school uses a unique 4 by 4 class schedule for the school year, meaning that the school uses quarters instead of semesters or trimesters and each student takes up to four courses each quarter. This results in students completing several more courses each year. This set-up has resulted in some impressive test results, making the school one of the most successful in the area.