Torrance Unified Grading Policy

Torrance Unified Grade Scale

Torrance Unified School District uses a standard letter grading system for its schools. The grading scale is as follows:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGPA Points


To calculate the final grade, let’s consider a student with the following grades:

Midterm Exam30%78%
Final Project20%92%
Final Exam30%88%

Final Grade Calculation:

(0.20 * 85) + (0.30 * 78) + (0.20 * 92) + (0.30 * 88) = 17 + 23.4 + 18.4 + 26.4 = 85.2%

Grading Policy

  • Middle School:
  • Uses a similar grading scale with additional emphasis on formative assessments.
  • Teachers may use rubrics for project-based assignments.
  • High School:
  • Incorporates Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses with weighted GPA points.
  • Semester grades are calculated with equal weight given to each quarter and the final exam.
  • General Policies:
  • Attendance and participation can impact final grades.
  • Late work policies are determined by individual teachers but must be clearly communicated at the beginning of the course.


1. What is the minimum passing grade in Torrance Unified?
The minimum passing grade is a D, which corresponds to a percentage range of 60-69%.

2. How does Torrance Unified handle weighted GPA for AP and Honors courses?
AP and Honors courses receive an extra GPA point for grades C and above. For example, an A in an AP course is worth 5.0 GPA points.

3. Are there grade improvement opportunities in Torrance Unified?
Yes, students can improve their grades through retakes, extra credit assignments, and improved performance in subsequent assessments as per teacher’s discretion.

4. How are grades communicated to parents and students?
Grades are communicated through the district’s online portal, progress reports, and report cards.

5. Does Torrance Unified have a policy for late work submission?
Yes, the policy varies by teacher but is generally communicated at the start of the course. Late work may incur penalties unless there are extenuating circumstances.

For more information, please visit the Torrance Unified website.

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