Hawaii DOE Grading Policy

Hawaii DOE Grade Scale

The Hawaii Department of Education uses a traditional A-F grading scale to assess student performance. The detailed grading scale is as follows:



To calculate the final grade, consider the following example where a student’s grades are weighted as follows: Homework 20%, Midterm Exam 30%, Final Exam 50%.

ComponentWeightGradeWeighted Score
Midterm Exam30%7823.4
Final Exam50%9246
Final Grade100%86.4 (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School and High School: Both levels follow the same A-F grading scale.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): The GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pass/Fail Option: Available for certain courses as determined by the school administration.
  • Incomplete Grades: Students must complete missing work within a specified time frame to avoid converting an “Incomplete” to an “F.”


Q: How is the GPA calculated in Hawaii DOE schools?
A: The GPA is calculated by converting letter grades to a 4.0 scale (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0), then averaging these values.

Q: Can students retake exams to improve their grades?
A: Policies on retaking exams vary by school and course. It’s best to check with the specific school for details.

For more information, visit the Hawaii Department of Education’s website.

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