Torrence Creek Elementary

Summary:

Torrence Creek Elementary is a public elementary school in Huntersville, North Carolina, serving 707 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district and has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that is predominantly White (47.67%), followed by Hispanic (27.58%), African American (15.84%), and Asian (3.68%) students.

Torrence Creek Elementary consistently ranks in the top half of North Carolina elementary schools, with strong academic performance that outpaces the district and state averages on standardized tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in Mathematics were 76.5% for 3rd grade, 60.8% for 4th grade, and 71.6% for 5th grade, significantly higher than the district and state. Similarly, the school's Reading proficiency rates ranged from 50.4% to 55.5% across the 3rd to 5th grades, also exceeding the district and state averages. Torrence Creek Elementary's 5th-grade Science proficiency rate of 61.8% was also higher than the district and state.

While Torrence Creek Elementary has excelled in the performance of its African American and White students, the school has struggled to support its Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students, who have consistently ranked in the bottom half of North Carolina elementary schools. This finding highlights the need for the school to identify and address the specific challenges faced by these underperforming subgroups. Compared to nearby schools, Torrence Creek Elementary outperforms its peers, such as J.V. Washam Elementary and Barnette Elementary, on state standardized tests, while schools like Grand Oak Elementary and Huntersville Elementary have also demonstrated similarly strong academic performance.


Detail:

Public K-5

 14550 Ranson Rd
       Huntersville, NC  28078-7002


(980) 343-0695

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
511th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,633 Help


Students who attend Torrence Creek Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Francis Bradley Middle
High:    Hopewell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  707

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.7%
Hispanic:
27.6%
African American:
15.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.1% Help


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Compare Details Torrence Creek Elementary ranks better than 66% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 35th among 109 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Torrence Creek Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.7%), Hispanic (27.6%), African American (15.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Torrence Creek Elementary is 15, which is the 39th best among 109 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Torrence Creek Elementary is $9,633. 75 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Torrence Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Torrence Creek Elementary 511th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Torrence Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 129th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Torrence Creek Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.81 122nd 1276 90.4%
2007 86.20 77th 1293 94.0%
2008 91.33 53rd 1324 96.0%
2009 90.24 46th 1354 96.6%
2010 89.97 35th 1363 97.4%
2011 88.05 71st 1381 94.9%
2012 87.93 68th 1388 95.1%
2013 91.98 83rd 1403 94.1%
2014 77.85 273rd 1390 80.4%
2015 86.70 138th 1440 90.4%
2016 92.49 52nd 1425 96.4%
2017 85.18 146th 1429 89.8%
2018 80.59 216th 1434 84.9%
2019 73.90 328th 1473 77.7%
2021 62.11 538th 1489 63.9%
2022 65.11 495th 1514 67.3%
2023 64.15 511th 1502 66.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.37 265th 497 46.7%
2021 31.30 272nd 385 29.4%
2022 36.84 309th 485 36.3%
2023 39.20 300th 514 41.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.34 320th 1332 76.0%
2019 53.05 621st 1361 54.4%
2021 54.84 500th 1329 62.4%
2022 56.57 528th 1366 61.3%
2023 38.91 931st 1437 35.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.14 325th 1405 76.9%
2019 64.42 478th 1424 66.4%
2021 57.81 568th 1440 60.6%
2022 52.58 679th 1458 53.4%
2023 50.94 721st 1459 50.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.79 53rd 897 94.1%
2019 92.90 25th 878 97.2%
2021 67.84 116th 646 82.0%
2022 60.38 164th 634 74.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.71 391st 612 36.1%
2021 62.94 215th 494 56.5%
2022 52.49 337th 500 32.6%
2023 60.09 277th 582 52.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.54 177th 1413 87.5%
2019 79.80 221st 1430 84.5%
2021 63.30 493rd 1444 65.9%
2022 73.44 326th 1464 77.7%
2023 73.61 319th 1461 78.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.51 144th 927 84.5%
2019 84.77 70th 949 92.6%
2021 90.68 46th 896 94.9%
2022 85.24 67th 927 92.8%
2023 69.76 211th 933 77.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.67 606th 865 29.9%
2021 38.82 504th 843 40.2%
2022 39.09 562nd 893 37.1%
2023 33.76 636th 915 30.5%
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Rank History for White students at Torrence Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.47 229th 1178 80.6%
2019 77.42 213th 1183 82.0%
2021 60.94 425th 1172 63.7%
2022 67.76 345th 1194 71.1%
2023 72.72 288th 1183 75.7%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Torrence Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 777 104 27 21 2 n/a n/a 0 931
2007 918 93 44 42 4 n/a n/a 53 1154
2008 989 107 49 45 2 n/a n/a 74 1266
2009 1027 170 60 62 2 n/a n/a 0 1321
2010 943 133 59 50 2 n/a n/a 0 1187
2011 1001 94 63 45 3 0 45 0 1251
2012 975 110 61 46 2 0 40 0 1234
2013 938 96 59 50 3 0 39 0 1185
2014 376 75 22 38 1 0 15 0 527
2015 338 61 27 33 2 1 21 0 483
2016 340 59 45 42 1 1 26 0 514
2017 356 85 53 57 1 1 31 0 584
2018 362 87 49 74 0 1 29 0 602
2019 416 112 48 159 2 0 35 0 772
2020 416 118 47 186 0 0 42 0 809
2021 338 110 39 206 1 2 41 0 737
2022 323 102 29 195 2 2 32 0 685
2023 337 112 26 195 1 2 34 0 707

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Torrence Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 931 n/a n/a 8.4
2007 1154 n/a n/a 7.2
2008 1266 72.0 17.6 9.6
2009 1321 71.6 18.4 10.6
2010 1187 66.6 17.8 13.2
2011 1251 67.2 18.5 13.5
2012 1234 69.2 17.8 13.1
2013 1185 67.4 17.5 12.6
2014 527 31.1 16.9 18.8
2015 483 28.0 17.2 19.9
2016 514 29.0 17.7 20.6
2017 584 32.0 18.2 22.1
2018 602 36.8 16.3 18.8
2019 772 49.0 15.7 27.5
2020 809 53.6 15.0 26.7
2021 737 53.0 13.9 26.3
2022 685 49.7 13.7 19.4
2023 707 47.0 15.0 32.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Torrence Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 931 n/a n/a 8.4
2007 1154 n/a n/a 7.2
2008 1266 72.0 17.6 9.6
2009 1321 71.6 18.4 10.6
2010 1187 66.6 17.8 13.2
2011 1251 67.2 18.5 13.5
2012 1234 69.2 17.8 13.1
2013 1185 67.4 17.5 12.6
2014 527 31.1 16.9 18.8
2015 483 28.0 17.2 19.9
2016 514 29.0 17.7 20.6
2017 584 32.0 18.2 22.1
2018 602 36.8 16.3 18.8
2019 772 49.0 15.7 27.5
2020 809 53.6 15.0 26.7
2021 737 53.0 13.9 26.3
2022 685 49.7 13.7 19.4
2023 707 47.0 15.0 32.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Torrence Creek Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $652 (6.8%) $8,981 (93.2%) $9,632

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Torrence Creek Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 328th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 511th of 1502 Elementary schools
 11.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Torrence Creek Elementary)68.276.5
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.661.3
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Torrence Creek Elementary)66.955.5
 11.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.346.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Torrence Creek Elementary)67.260.8
 6.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.255.2
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Torrence Creek Elementary)64.950.4
 14.5%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.551.5
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Torrence Creek Elementary)83.271.6
 11.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.457.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Torrence Creek Elementary)65.352.9
 12.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5045.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Torrence Creek Elementary)83.261.8
 21.4%
   5th Grade Science (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)72.862.2
 10.6%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students772707
 8.4%
African American112112
American Indian21
 50%
Asian4826
 45.8%
Hispanic159195
 22.6%
Pacific Islander02
White416337
 19%
Two or More Races3534
 2.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.5%32.1%
 4.6%


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Torrence Creek Elementary ranks 511th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Torrence Creek Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Francis Bradley Middle
High : Hopewell High School

Students at Torrence Creek Elementary are 48% White, 28% Hispanic, 16% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 707 students attended Torrence Creek Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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