Charlotte Grading Policy

Charlotte Grading Scale

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) uses a detailed grading scale to evaluate student performance. The scale is as follows:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGPA Value


To illustrate how final grades are calculated, consider a student with the following scores:

AssignmentWeight (%)Grade (%)
Midterm Exam30%78%
Final Project25%92%
Final Exam25%88%

Final Grade Calculation:

(85 * 0.20) + (78 * 0.30) + (92 * 0.25) + (88 * 0.25) = 85.25

Final Grade: 85.25 (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School: Letter grades are assigned based on the percentage scale mentioned above.
  • High School: In addition to letter grades, GPA values are used to determine academic standing.
  • Honor Roll: Students with all A’s or a combination of A’s and B’s qualify for the Honor Roll.
  • Promotion Criteria: Students must pass core subjects to be promoted to the next grade level.


1. How are grades weighted in CMS?
Grades are weighted based on the type of assignment. For example, tests and projects may carry more weight compared to homework.

2. What is the GPA scale used by CMS?
CMS uses a 4.0 GPA scale where an A is equivalent to 4.0, a B to 3.0, a C to 2.0, a D to 1.0, and an F to 0.0.

3. How can I calculate my final grade?
You can calculate your final grade by multiplying each assignment grade by its respective weight and summing the results.

4. Are there any honors or distinctions for high achievers?
Yes, students who achieve all A’s or a combination of A’s and B’s are placed on the Honor Roll.

5. Where can I find more information on the grading policy?
More information can be found on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website.

6. How does CMS handle grade promotion?
Promotion is based on passing core subjects and meeting attendance requirements.

7. Are there any additional resources for understanding grades?
Yes, you can use tools like a Grade Calculator or Final Grade Calculator to help understand your grades better.

Now that you understand Charlotte’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use Grade Calculator or Final Grade Calculator!