Lake Grading Policy

Lake Grade Scale

Lake County School District employs a comprehensive grading scale to evaluate student performance accurately. The grading scale is as follows:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGPA Scale


To calculate a final grade, follow this example:

  1. Homework (40%): 85%
  2. Midterm Exam (30%): 78%
  3. Final Exam (30%): 92%
ComponentWeightGradeWeighted Grade
Midterm Exam30%78%23.4
Final Exam30%92%27.6

Final Grade: 85% (B)

Grading Policy

Middle School:

  • Progress reports issued mid-quarter
  • Parent-teacher conferences available upon request
  • Opportunities for grade improvement through extra credit assignments

High School:

  • Weighted GPA for AP and Honors courses
  • Semester exams contribute significantly to final grades
  • Specific grading criteria for each subject area


  1. How often are grades updated?
    Grades are updated bi-weekly to ensure students and parents stay informed about academic progress.
  2. Can students retake exams for a better grade?
    Yes, students have the opportunity to retake certain exams to improve their grades. Please refer to the specific subject’s policy for details.
  3. What is the policy for late assignments?
    Late assignments are accepted up to one week past the due date with a 10% penalty per day. After one week, assignments will not be accepted.
  4. How are grades communicated to parents?
    Grades are communicated through the district’s online portal, and progress reports are sent home mid-quarter.
  5. Are there any grade improvement programs available?
    Yes, Lake County School District offers tutoring and extra credit assignments to help students improve their grades. For more information, visit the Lake County School District website.

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