San Juan Unified Grading Policy

San Juan Unified Grade Scale

San Juan Unified School District uses a standard grading scale for all its schools:

  • A: 90-100%
  • B: 80-89%
  • C: 70-79%
  • D: 60-69%
  • F: Below 60%


To calculate the final grade, consider a student who received the following grades:

Midterm Exam78%
Final Project92%
Final Exam88%

The final grade calculation would look like this:

AssignmentWeightPercentageWeighted Score
Midterm Exam25%78%19.5%
Final Project25%92%23%
Final Exam30%88%26.4%

Final Grade: B

Grading Policy

  • Middle School:
  • Promotion to the next grade requires a minimum of D in core subjects.
  • Students with failing grades may be required to attend summer school.
  • High School:
  • Graduation requires passing grades in all required courses.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses are weighted differently, contributing more to the GPA.


1. How are grades weighted in San Juan Unified?
Grades are weighted based on the type of assignment. For example, homework might be 20%, midterms 25%, projects 25%, and finals 30%.

2. What is the grading scale for AP and Honors courses?
AP and Honors courses receive additional weight, with an A in these courses calculated as 5.0 instead of 4.0.

3. How can I improve my grade if I’m struggling?
Students can attend tutoring sessions, speak with their teachers for extra help, and take advantage of any after-school programs offered.

4. What happens if a student fails a required course?
If a student fails a required course, they may need to retake the course during summer school or the following school year.

5. How can parents stay informed about their child’s grades?
Parents can access their child’s grades and progress reports through the district’s online portal.

For more information, visit the San Juan Unified website.

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