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Texas Tech High School

Public | 9-12

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Posted April 2, 2014

My son transitioned from our local area high school to Texas Tech High School during his Sophomore year. The curriculum is challenging and excellent for college prep. My son was in AP classes in our local area high school and he found the Texas Tech High School curriculum to be more challenging and found there were gaps from AP courses he had taken prior to enrolling. Although teachers are not available immediately to answer questions, the feedback given on graded assignments is in great detail to ensure the student learns and improves as the courses progress. Some students may need more parental assistance to succeed at this school. Our Counselor has been outstanding to work with and has provided guidance from enrollment to date. As a parent, I am confident my son's transition to college will be much easier after graduating from Texas Tech High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

My son took this course and had so many questions, but could get very few answers. He started the course in Jun and finished in Aug with very little help from the teacher! In Nov, he received the introductory letter explaining how the course works, what is expected from the teacher, etc. It totally invalidated the whole class, as he didn't know he could retake assignments, know what was expected from the teacher, etc. In Jan, the teacher wrote and said she had finally reviewed one of his assignments, five months after he finished the course. I have called and asked to speak with the principal as there is an obvious problem with their communication, but as of yet have not received a call. It has been over a month since I first called. I have asked for our money back, as I do not feel this is even a valid course, but have been told that because he finished the course, they will not refund money even though they messed up. I do not recommend this school if this is how they run their classes and don't seem to care to correct their mistakes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2013

I have been using this curriculum with my daughters for 10 years now. I am a certified teacher in Texas, and taught for 6 years in a public school before leaving to homeschool my daughters. The advantages of this program is that your student will be learning at an accredited school that is recognized by the TEA. They will be taking the same exit test (TAKS for my oldest and STAAR for my youngest) and when they apply for college, or if they do transfer to a public school they will receive full credit for what they have done. As a word to those who like to complain about the way the courses are structured and how the final exams count towards grading. You and your student will need a large measure of self-discipline to complete the coursework, i.e. you will not be able to sit your child in another room and say "do it". Shockingly you will need to be involved and teach them. As a standard of measure my oldest took the TAKS last year at our local public school and scored "Commended" on all sections, and took the ACT as a junior and score in the top 10% nationally. She has already been admitted to college. This is her 10th year at TTUISD. You get what you put into it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

If you have other options TAKE THEM! There are several other online schools which are free and have to be better. You essentially are on your own at Texas Tech High School. There is nothing positive I can say. They take your money, give you the assignments and litlle more. Our instructor did not reply to questions about assignments--I had to call and complain to get him to reply back to my emails. Turn around time is supposed to be 5 days. I waited 2 weeks and then had to call to get assignments graded. The MOODLE grading system does not work properly-had to get grades adjusted several times. Went into the final with a 98 average but did not pass the final so too bad, so sad. I do not believe the final was graded correctly but was unable to get it reviewed by TTHS. THE FINAL IS ALL THAT COUNTS!!!!! A whole semesters's work and time just wasted. BAD, BAD, BAD experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

Word to the wise: They are NOT recognized by the NCAA...if your child is an athlete....beware! We have taken one semester of a course through this school, and it has been a nightmare. The instructor grades very harshly, offers no feedback, and holds grudges if you question anything. My kid had a 98 average going into the final, yet failed the course due to getting a 45 on the final exam. Sounds fishy to me, but they won't show us the graded test. We don't recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

I applied and justified PDF and other needs to be able to conduct my studies. The fact is TTU HS does not provide accommodations for distance learners...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2013

If you can avoid this school, you might want to. It has been terrible so far; will post to let you know how it ends up. We found so many careless mistakes on the tests. Yes, the TESTS! Instructor takes a long time to answer, as in days, and basically just wants to be left alone. The hassle and pain is not worth the money you may save by going cheap here. Maybe the management will clean up the mess, but the teacher? Wow, she even insulted my daughter because my daughter dared to question something on the test. The test was flat out wrong and all the instructor has to say is it "baffles" her! These teachers are doing this on the side from their regular teaching jobs and they are inattentive, probably overtaxed, certainly rude. This place is not for anyone who cares if they get the material correct. If you just want filler for transcripts, well I guess you could do this, but if your child follows through and cares if the tests are graded wrong, well don't do this to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This school is not for everyone. I thought this school would be good for my child but after sign up for the class I saw that the student has to pass the Final exam in order to pass the class. If I knew this beforehand I would not have signed my child up for this school. This is very unfair to the students that don t test well. If your child has anxiety with test do not enroll in this school. It will be a big disappoint and a waste of money. If your child is good at passing test then this school if for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

I would strongly recommend against this school if your child has test anxiety or has any learning disability. Homeschooled students who don't have a 504 plan or IEP may struggle with the final exam and I don't want you to experience the same heartbreak and frustration my daughter had. She suffers from dyslexia and it is difficult to keep facts and figures organized in her head. She did very well on the class projects and quizzes (had a 94% going into the final). She spent over 100 hours on these projects and text reading. After asking for guidance from the instructor as to what to study for the final exam, she basically told her to re-read the 400 pages of text and memorize everything in it. We did the best to have her prepared (studying 12 hours for the final) only to have her receive a 60% on the test. Because you need to score over 70% on the final, she failed the class!! I have a masters in teaching and taught high school myself and was beyond disappointed that they gave her a failing grade in a class that she gave so much time and effort to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

My son has struggled in the public schools for a period of time now and is doing this program in the beginning struggled with this but as he started completing more courses he has just bloomed and in 1 day did 3 lessons I think that this is a no hassle program with alot of oppurtunity. Deena W.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

Texas Tech is a great program for students who want to home school through high school and who are great independent workers. If they frequently need teachers to answer questions or give direction- then this is not the right school for them. In my experience as a parent- I found the administration very helpful, but the teachers are all MIA. The few times we sent a teacher an email question, it was never replied to- we had to get a counselor or a principal to contact them and make them answer. That is the truth. Curriculum is standard- just exactly what you would get in public school. There aren't many honors or AP classes- but you can do dual credit. Overall, we liked it but don't count on much help from the teachers at this point.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

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In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

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The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

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In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

This school did not receive a rating in 2010-2011.

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Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

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The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

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English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

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English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

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English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

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English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

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English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

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English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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World History

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Male100%
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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3316 9th St
Lubbock, TX 79413
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