Texas Tech University Independent School District Announces Graduation Ceremony

by SAMANTHA LEUNG

April 29, 2011

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) has graduated 152 students throughout the 2010-2011 school year. The annual commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 1st at the Merket Alumni Center, located at 17th Street and University Avenue.

This year, 17 graduates and their families will attend the commencement ceremony. Five of these students will be receiving their diploma and 12 will participate as summer school graduates.
The 2010-2011 TTUISD graduates come from 13 different states in the U. S. and two foreign countries. They are as follows: Texas (112), Arkansas (1), Colorado (1), North Carolina (1), California (3), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1), Maryland (1), Mississippi (1), New Mexico (2), Oregon (1), Florida (1) and New York (1). The foreign countries represented are Brazil (20), and Mexico (4).

This year, the highest GPA in the 2010-2011 graduating class is 4.57, and there are 26 students who have a GPA of 4.0 or above. The average GPA is 3.26. The average SAT scores are 570 verbal, 565 math, and 550 writing. The average ACT composite score is 25.

Among the 2010-2011 TTUISD graduates, approximately 55 of these students will begin their college career by attending community colleges and 63 students will be attending four-year colleges or universities. Four of the graduates will attend Texas Tech University. Some of the other colleges or universities these students will be attending are: University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Baylor University, University of North Texas, Air Force Academy, University of Southern California and Texas Christian University.

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was established by the State Board of Education in the Fall of 1993. TTUISD currently provides educational solutions to students by providing supplemental and home school curriculum offered at a distance. The district also works with other schools to offer testing solutions, a dropout prevention alternative and a credit recovery option. Currently, TTUISD has more than 2,400 full-time students enrolled. TTUISD is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and all courses and credit by exams are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).


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