Texas Tech University

TTUISD Nationally Ranked for Online High School Program

Jenae Fleming

April 26, 2016


The program received a No. 4 national ranking by Best College Reviews.

Best College Reviews

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was ranked as one of the best online high school programs in the nation by Best College Reviews. While 25 schools were recognized, TTUISD was ranked No. 4 overall and was the highest ranked program in Texas.

The programs were ranked based on affordability, courses offered and a range of support services.

“TTUISDs current No. 4 ranking is evidence of our efforts to continually raise the bar in our programs and offerings to students,” said Sam Oswald, executive director of TTUISD. “We are honored to be recognized.”

Laurel Springs School received the top spot in the rankings, followed by Brigham Young University Independent Study, University of Nebraska High School and TTUISD.

TTUISD is a flexible online educational program that allows elementary, middle school and high school students to earn their credits at their own pace, while meeting the same rigorous standards as traditional brick and mortar schools. The only difference is when and where students learn.


Jim Taliaferro, TTUISD superintendent, said the rigorous online curriculum and qualified teachers are some of the greatest strengths the program has to offer.

“That combination provides our students the opportunities to excel and to confidently pursue either university or workplace endeavors,” Taliaferro said.

With more than 100 high school courses offered, the program allows for students to earn their diploma online. The program offers a full-time and supplementary program, as well as testing services.

“Our students and educators have worked hard to achieve this honor,” Taliaferro said.

In 2014, TTUISD was ranked as one of the best online schools in the nation by The Best Schools, coming in at No. 18.