Cabarrus County Schools Grading Policy

Cabarrus County Schools Grade Scale

Cabarrus County Schools use a traditional letter grading system to evaluate student performance. The scale is as follows:

GradePercentage RangeDescription
B80-89%Above Average
D60-69%Below Average

Example of Final Grade Calculation

To calculate a student’s final grade, consider the following example where the student has the following grades in different categories:

CategoryWeight (%)Grade (%)
Midterm Exam25%78%
Final Exam25%88%

Final Grade = (Homework Grade * Homework Weight) + (Quizzes Grade * Quizzes Weight) + (Midterm Exam Grade * Midterm Exam Weight) + (Final Exam Grade * Final Exam Weight)

Final Grade = (85 * 0.20) + (90 * 0.30) + (78 * 0.25) + (88 * 0.25) = 17 + 27 + 19.5 + 22 = 85.5%

Grading Policy

  • High School Level: The grading scale for high school students is the same as the general scale but includes additional details on weighting for Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses, where AP courses may add an additional point to the final grade and Honors courses may add 0.5 points.
  • Middle School Level: Middle school students follow the standard grading scale. However, there is an emphasis on formative assessments contributing to 50% of the grade, with summative assessments making up the remaining 50%.


  1. What grading scale does Cabarrus County Schools use?
    Cabarrus County Schools use a traditional letter grading scale from A to F, where A is 90-100% and F is 0-59%.
  2. How are grades weighted in Cabarrus County high schools?
    Grades in high schools are weighted with AP courses adding 1 point and Honors courses adding 0.5 points to the final grade.
  3. How is the final grade calculated?
    Final grades are calculated based on the weighted average of different categories such as homework, quizzes, midterm, and final exams.
  4. What is the emphasis on assessments in middle school grading?
    In middle schools, formative assessments contribute to 50% of the grade, while summative assessments contribute the other 50%.
  5. Where can I find more information about Cabarrus County Schools’ grading policies?
    For more detailed information, visit the Cabarrus County Schools website.
  6. Are there any specific policies for late work submission?
    Yes, late work policies may vary by teacher, but generally, there is a penalty for late submissions unless prior arrangements are made.
  7. How are report cards issued?
    Report cards are typically issued at the end of each grading period and can be accessed online through the school’s portal.

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