Oakland Unified Grading Policy

Oakland Unified Grade Scale

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) uses a standardized grading scale to evaluate student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGrade Points


Here is an example of how to calculate final grades using OUSD’s grading scale:

AssignmentPercentageWeightWeighted Score
Midterm Exam90%20%18%
Final Exam88%30%26.4%

Final Grade: B

Grading Policy

  • OUSD follows a consistent grading policy across all schools.
  • Middle and high school grading policies include the following:
  • Homework and classwork contribute to the final grade.
  • Participation and attendance may impact the final grade.
  • Assessments like quizzes, midterms, and final exams have specific weightings.


Q1: How does OUSD calculate GPA?
A: OUSD calculates GPA by averaging the grade points earned in all classes. For more information, visit the Oakland Unified website.

Q2: What is the grading scale for middle school students?
A: Middle school students in OUSD follow the same grading scale as high school students, with grades ranging from A to F.

Q3: Can students retake exams to improve their grades?
A: Yes, students can retake exams under certain conditions. Check with your school counselor for specific retake policies.

Q4: How are attendance and participation factored into grades?
A: Attendance and participation can impact grades, especially in classes where active engagement is essential.

Q5: What resources are available for students struggling with grades?
A: OUSD offers tutoring programs, after-school help, and counseling services to support students.

Q6: Are there honors or AP courses available in OUSD?
A: Yes, OUSD offers a variety of honors and AP courses for students seeking advanced academic challenges.

Q7: How can I calculate my final grade?
A: Now that you understand OUSD’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!