Tuscaloosa County Grading Policy

Tuscaloosa County Grade Scale

Tuscaloosa County uses a standard letter grading system to assess student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

FBelow 60%

This grading scale applies to all levels, ensuring a consistent measure of student achievement across the district.


To calculate a final grade, use the following example:

AssignmentWeightGradeWeighted Grade
Midterm Exam30%7823.4
Final Project25%9223
Final Exam25%8822

In this example, the final grade is 85.4, which corresponds to a ‘B’ on the grading scale.

Grading Policy

Tuscaloosa County adheres to the following grading policies:

  • Progress Reports: Issued every 9 weeks to keep students and parents informed.
  • Report Cards: Distributed at the end of each semester.
  • Make-up Work: Students are allowed to make up missed work within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Extra Credit: Available at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Final Exams: Required for high school students, contributing significantly to the final grade.


1. How often are progress reports issued?
Progress reports are issued every 9 weeks to keep students and parents updated on academic performance.

2. What is the policy for make-up work?
Students are allowed to make up missed work within a reasonable timeframe, typically equal to the number of days missed.

3. Are final exams mandatory for all students?
Final exams are mandatory for high school students and contribute significantly to the final grade.

4. How are grades reported at the end of the semester?
Grades are reported through report cards distributed at the end of each semester.

5. Can students earn extra credit?
Yes, extra credit opportunities are available at the discretion of the teacher.

6. What is the percentage range for an ‘A’ grade?
An ‘A’ grade corresponds to a percentage range of 90-100%.

7. Where can I find more information about Tuscaloosa County’s grading policies?
For more detailed information, please visit the Tuscaloosa County Schools website.

Now that you understand Tuscaloosa County’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!