Duval Schools Grading Policy

Grade Scale

Duval Schools use a standard grading scale to assess student performance:

GradePercentage RangeGPA Equivalent
A90-1004.0
B80-893.0
C70-792.0
D60-691.0
F0-590.0

The grading scale is uniform across all grade levels, ensuring consistency in evaluating student achievements.

Example

To calculate a final grade, let’s assume a student has the following percentages in their courses:

CoursePercentage
Math85%
Science92%
English78%
History88%
Physical Ed.95%

Final Grade Calculation:

  • Math: B
  • Science: A
  • English: C
  • History: B
  • Physical Ed.: A

Using the GPA equivalents:

  • (3.0 + 4.0 + 2.0 + 3.0 + 4.0) / 5 = 3.2 GPA

Grading Policy

  • Middle School: Grades are determined by a combination of classwork, homework, projects, tests, and participation.
  • High School: Grading includes regular assessments, midterms, and final exams.
  • Progress Reports: Issued quarterly to provide students and parents with performance updates.
  • Make-Up Work: Students are allowed to complete assignments missed due to absences, following district guidelines.
  • Advanced Courses: Weighted grades are given for honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

FAQs

How often are report cards issued?

    • Report cards are issued at the end of each grading period, typically every nine weeks.

    Can students retake tests if they perform poorly?

      • Yes, students may retake tests according to the teacher’s discretion and district policy.

      What is the policy for incomplete grades?

        • Incomplete grades must be resolved within two weeks of the grading period, or they will convert to an “F”.

        How are grades weighted for honors and AP courses?

          • Honors courses add an additional 0.5 to the GPA, and AP courses add an additional 1.0.

          Where can I find more information on the grading policy?

            Now that you understand the Duval Schools’ grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!