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14550 Ranson Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

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(980) 343-0695
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January 20, 2015
12 months ago...5 stars! but I am not sure what has transpired this academic year. Their seems to be a general lack of interest, communication, empathy and interest in the children. We currently have 2 children at TCE with a 3rd who has already passed through TCE and is now in Middle School. The disconnect between teachers, academics and the kids is very evident when walking the halls, not the same "happy" feeling of years gone by.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2014
I had my son at the school for K and had an ok experience. Probably just not the best fit for a teacher for him. I took him to a charter for 1st grade and it was horrible! I quickly put him back at TCE and he's thriving. No more bad behavior from boredom and he has an excellent teacher. All the staff is dedicated to the students and the teachers work their butts off all day every day! I can't tell you how much I appreciate this school after what we were put through last year. My son's 504 plan was promptly updated as soon as school started and we were even able to leave things off of it due to what the teacher was seeing. Phenomenal school and even better now that there are less students since Grand Oak opened.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2014
My 2 children attended Torrence Creek for K, 1st, 2nd and 5th. They thrived here at Torrence Creek. The teachers were attentive to their individual needs and my children did well academically. Since we have moved out of state I have not found a school that we like as much as Torrence Creek. As a personal side note, the children here are phenomenal as well; there are not cliques or bullying.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
This is our second year at TCE and loving it there. I got involved with the PTA and being a room parent I was also able to help with the father - daughter dance and i loved being apart of all that. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. I was open up to a whole different world since last year was my first year. I was able to be apart of a lot of events at the school. The staff are very helpful the parents are too and the PTA. Being there you can feel the closeness with everyone. I have personally made great new friends and my daughter have too. All in all I love TCE and myself and family are happy there.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
We are about to begin our third year at Torrence Creek and we couldn't be happier. Coming from a private school, we were a little apprehensive of TCE. However, there was no need to be worried. The curriculum is outstanding and is taught by caring and nurturing teachers. These outstanding educators continuously challenge my son and as a result he has grown so much as a student and as an individual. Parent involvement is strong and supportive. We truly feel part of the TCE community!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
Torrence Creek is an amazing school. My son started first grade moving from another state. But I can say that every teacher he had have truly care about his success. The school has showed me that all the staff is dedicated to the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
My son has been here since Kindergarten, now going into 4th grade. TCE has the best teachers and staff , many have been there since the school opened in 2005. Outstanding parent involvement. The special teachers are amazing, so blessed to have TCE as our home school. Can't wait for my daughter to start kindergarten this fall at TCE.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
TCE has had some great changes this year. Our school size is finally what an elementary school should be- as the relief school was finally built and we are now half the size we have been since the doors opened. No more mobile units or overcrowded conditions! The students are all in the school building now. A rarity in a system as big as CMS. Teachers and staff are fantastic. The entire staff is committed to our kids education. The PTA is involved and supportive of staff and students. It makes a big difference to the school community as a whole. I would not want my kids to go any where else for elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
Teachers and staff members are great!! My 5th grader just graduated from TCE and the 6 years she was there was great. All teachers are commited to teach and they challenge students, specially in math and reading. They are complemented with music and tech class and they are always exhorted to achieve.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
Torrence Creek is an amazing school. My children are receiving not only an excellent education but their teachers truly care about their success. The teaching staff is excellent and the Principal is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Many of the teachers truly care about the kids, and are wonderful educators. But, the school is WAY too big and you start to feel like a number. There are 23 trailers so many kids are not part of the main building most the day. The play area outside has a lot to be desired. If we could afford it, we would sent our kids to a smaller private school with a better facility, not as over crowded, and a closer family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2010
Torrence Creek has excellent teachers and leadership. The year has been over crowded since it opened, but has developed a system that works and the students don't realize they are in "over croweded conditions". The system works and I wouldn't want my child in anyother school. I would fight the system to keep my child at this school it is AWESOME !!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
Quality teachers and parent involvement has overcome purposeful and successful attempt of Charlotte controlled school board and administration, to overcrowd the school. Neccessary school construction in Huntersville has been witheld and shifted to other politically decided areas of Mecklenburg. Torrence Creek has more 'trailer students' than those in the building. All must share gym/cafateria/media center... made for a school population half the size. Very early and late lunch times to accommodate all students, specialty rooms used for classrooms, having to abandon trailers and double up class in building during winter weather, limts on extra curriculum, 10 plus minute walks-in weather to and from mobiles for in building specials/lunch, free time is on blacktop as most of the play area is covered by trailers and many more issues. This school has a great commeraderie and academic achievement record because it is a neighborhood school which presently CMS is unable to affect.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
Even given the overcrowding, Torrence Creek is an excellent school. Parents, students, and vistors always feel welcome. Parental involvement is outstanding. Unfortuately, we are no longer at the school as of the 2009-2010 school year (not our decision) although I would love to be able to finish out my childs final two years of elementary education there. I knew the school was good, but I didn't realize how great it really is until we were no longer there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 01, 2009
I agree with others that this school is over crowded. That said, it is one of the best schools around. No doubts about that.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2009
Too overcrowded from day one. Only getting worse thanks to budge contraints. School is over all a good school but way too many kids for one building. There are about 15 portables and counting...

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
Until this school gets its size under control, it won't be a 6 star. It should be offering sports and music extra-curriculars.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
It may be overcrowded but I wouldn't want my 3 children anywhere else! Since the day the school opened, we have felt like it is our second home. Staff is amazing from the Principal on down. One of the BEST PTAs in North Carolina hands down! Every decision made by Staff and PTA is in the best interest of the students. Even their community outreach is amazing!

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August 16, 2007
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May 13, 2007
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December 18, 2006
The school is very organized and is a friendly atmosphere for my children even though the school is overcrowded. The school received 8 portables the day it opened. Poor plannning by Mecklenberg county as usual. The second year received 6 portables and students lost their ball field. Students are bogged down with hours of homework and expected to carry multiple text books home which weigh to much for small children to carry. No rolling backpacks allowed. No support from assistant principle for problems on buses. Visitor access should be stricter.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2006
The is a wonderful school (opened in 2005) with an amazing staff and incredible administration. With over 1100 students in the school it may seem big to some, but in fact it feels warm and friendly with parents welcomed in the classroom on a daily basis. Huntersville has a lot of wonderful schools, but this one has to be the best by far! Student safety is always on the top of the administrations list,test scores are outstandings, and disciplinary actions are rare as the students are simply wonderful.

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Torrence Creek Elementary is an exceptional school in the Huntersville area of NC. Our focus is on developing the WHOLE child encompassing students academic, social emotional, and character development. Our school integrates technology into teaching at high levels and integrates project based learning into instruction across the curriculum. We have an excellent and highly committed staff who make our school a great place to learn every day.


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Torrence Creek Elementary
14550 Ranson Road, Huntersville, NC  28078
(980) 343-0695
Last modified Torrence Creek Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Torrence Creek Elementary Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top