Alhambra Unified Grading Policy

Alhambra Unified Grade Scale

Alhambra Unified School District utilizes a standard grading scale to evaluate student performance. Here is the detailed grading scale:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGPA Points


To calculate the final grade, let’s use the following example:

  • Homework: 30% (Grade: 85%)
  • Quizzes: 20% (Grade: 90%)
  • Midterm: 25% (Grade: 78%)
  • Final Exam: 25% (Grade: 88%)

Final Grade Calculation:

ComponentWeightGradeWeighted Score
Homework30%85%0.30 * 85 = 25.5
Quizzes20%90%0.20 * 90 = 18
Midterm25%78%0.25 * 78 = 19.5
Final Exam25%88%0.25 * 88 = 22

The final grade is 85%.

Grading Policy

Alhambra Unified has specific grading policies for different education levels:

Middle School:

  • Use of a standard A-F grading scale.
  • Emphasis on formative assessments.

High School:

  • Weighted GPA for advanced courses.
  • Pass/Fail options for certain elective courses.

Additional Policies:

  • Regular progress reports.
  • Opportunities for grade improvement through retests and assignments.
  • Participation and attendance can impact grades.


1. How often are progress reports issued?
Progress reports are issued mid-way through each grading period to keep students and parents informed about academic progress.

2. Can students retake exams to improve their grades?
Yes, students have opportunities to retake exams or complete additional assignments to improve their grades.

3. How are grades weighted for advanced courses?
Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses are weighted more heavily, contributing extra points to the GPA.

4. What role does attendance play in grading?
Attendance can significantly impact grades as participation is often a component of the final grade.

5. Are there Pass/Fail options available?
Yes, certain elective courses may offer Pass/Fail options instead of letter grades.

For more detailed information, visit the Alhambra Unified grading policy page.

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