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Torrence Creek Elementary

Public | K-5 | 1190 students

 
 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted 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


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted September 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male86%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Non-disabled students88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male56%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students66%
Female65%
Male68%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 52%
Black 8% 26%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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14550 Ranson Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
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