Val Verde Unified Grading Policy

Val Verde Unified Grade Scale

Val Verde Unified uses a standard letter grading scale for assessing student performance. The scale is as follows:

PercentageLetter Grade


To calculate the final grade, consider the following example. A student has the following grades:

Assuming the weights are as follows:

  • Homework: 20%
  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final Exam: 30%

The final grade calculation would be:

ComponentGradeWeightWeighted Grade
Final Exam88%30%26.4%
Final Grade86.6% (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School: Grades are based on a combination of homework, classwork, quizzes, tests, and projects.
  • High School: Grades include assessments from homework, participation, quizzes, exams, and projects.
  • Progress Reports: Issued every six weeks to keep parents and students informed of academic progress.
  • Final Exams: Typically count for a significant portion of the final grade, especially in high school.


  1. What grading scale does Val Verde Unified use?
    Val Verde Unified uses a standard A-F letter grading scale where 90-100% is an A, 80-89% is a B, 70-79% is a C, 60-69% is a D, and 0-59% is an F.
  2. How are grades calculated in Val Verde Unified?
    Grades are calculated based on the weighted average of various components such as homework, quizzes, exams, and participation.
  3. What is the weight of final exams in high school?
    Final exams in high school can account for up to 30% of the final grade, depending on the course.
  4. When are progress reports issued?
    Progress reports are issued every six weeks to ensure parents and students are aware of the student’s performance.
  5. Are there any special considerations for middle school grading?
    Middle school grades are often based on a mix of homework, classwork, quizzes, and tests, with an emphasis on consistent performance.
  6. How can I access more information about the grading policy?
    For more detailed information, visit the Val Verde Unified website.

Additional Resources

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