Oceanside Unified Grading Policy

Oceanside Unified Grade Scale

Oceanside Unified School District employs a standard letter grade system for evaluating student performance. The grades range from A to F, with corresponding grade points as shown in the table below:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGrade Points


To illustrate how final grades are calculated in Oceanside Unified, consider the following example. Assume a student has the following scores:

Midterm Exam78%
Final Exam88%

Using the district’s grading scale, the final grade is calculated as follows:

ComponentWeightGrade (%)Weighted Grade
Homework20%85%0.20 * 85 = 17
Midterm Exam25%78%0.25 * 78 = 19.5
Project30%92%0.30 * 92 = 27.6
Final Exam25%88%0.25 * 88 = 22
Final Grade86.1%

Grading Policy

  • High School Grading Policy:
  • Students must achieve a minimum of a D (60%) to pass a course.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses may have weighted grades, providing additional grade points for higher level courses.
  • Middle School Grading Policy:
  • Middle school students are graded on a similar scale but may have additional considerations for citizenship and effort.
  • Late Work and Makeup Policy:
  • Late work may be accepted at the teacher’s discretion, with possible grade deductions.
  • Makeup work for excused absences is allowed with no penalty.


  1. What grading scale does Oceanside Unified use?
    Oceanside Unified uses a standard letter grade system from A to F.
  2. How are final grades calculated?
    Final grades are calculated by averaging the weighted grades of assignments, exams, and projects.
  3. Are there weighted grades for AP and Honors courses?
    Yes, AP and Honors courses have weighted grades, providing additional grade points.
  4. Can students make up work for excused absences?
    Yes, students are allowed to make up work for excused absences without penalty.
  5. Is there a policy for late submissions?
    Yes, late submissions may be accepted at the teacher’s discretion, potentially with grade deductions.

For more detailed information, visit the Oceanside Unified School District website.

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