Torchlight Academy

  • Torchlight Academy serves 540 students in grades Kindergarten-7.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 33% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • Torchlight Academy's student population of 540 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-7
Total Students540 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Torchlight Academy's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Torchlight Academy is 0.48, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1979 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
37%
17%
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Black
62%
26%
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White
n/a
49%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Torchlight Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.480.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Torchlight Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTorchlight Academy School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I have two nieces who attend Torchlight, also I have a daughter that goes to Torchlight. This is a wonderful school. This is their first year being here, my child has have learned a lot since being here. She has learned so many different languages. She also has improved in her reading, spelling and things like that. I am a proud parent to have my child at Torchlight. -S.P.
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2  
I loved the mission of the school but I had doubts when my kids attended the school. My son witnessed his teacher take a student in the closet and he came out crying. My daughter came home with bruises on her from the playground. The teacher never contacted me about it. I have taken my kids out. They were happy. As I mentioned earlier, I loved the school's mission but I couldn't get with the lack of communication from the teachers and all of the un answered questions I had.
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5  
Torchlight is an excellent school. The pride, interest, love and expertise that comes from the staff, lead by Dr. McQueen, is nothing short of wonderful.Every human being who comes through these school walls comes away with the feeling that they matter and they should always stand tall, whether they are rich, or poor, they matter and can become something greater than they ever imagined. They academic programs are strong, their emphasis on exercise strengthens cognition and they place great emphasis on mental conditioning and clarity by supporting mental health outreach. Their disciplinary system is empowering,not elimination.
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