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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
I agree with others that this school is over crowded. That said, it is one of the best schools around. No doubts about that.
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...
Until this school gets its size under control, it won't be a 6 star. It should be offering sports and music extra-curriculars.
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!
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.
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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