Blue Valley School District Grading Policy

Blue Valley Grade Scale:

Blue Valley School District uses a standard letter grade system for evaluating student performance. The following table outlines the grade scale:

Percentage RangeLetter Grade

Grades are assigned based on the student’s percentage score in a course, with each letter grade corresponding to a specific range of percentages.


To illustrate how final grades are calculated, consider the following example:

AssignmentWeightStudent’s ScoreWeighted Score
Homework20%85%0.20 * 85 = 17
Quizzes30%78%0.30 * 78 = 23.4
Midterm Exam25%92%0.25 * 92 = 23
Final Exam25%88%0.25 * 88 = 22
Final Grade85.4%

In this example, the student’s final grade is calculated as 85.4%, which corresponds to a letter grade of B.

Grading Policy:

Blue Valley School District has several policies to ensure fair and consistent grading:

  • Grade Reporting: Grades are reported quarterly, with progress reports provided mid-quarter.
  • Grade Weighting: Different types of assignments (homework, quizzes, exams) have different weights.
  • Retake Policy: Students may be allowed to retake assessments to improve their scores.
  • Late Work: Policies on late work vary by teacher, but there are typically penalties for late submissions.
  • Middle and High School Policies: Specific policies may vary slightly between middle and high school levels, particularly regarding the weight of final exams and retake opportunities.


1. How often are grades reported?
Grades are reported quarterly, with additional progress reports provided at the mid-point of each quarter.

2. Can students retake tests to improve their grades?
Yes, students may be allowed to retake assessments, subject to specific guidelines provided by their teachers.

3. How is the final grade calculated?
Final grades are calculated based on the weighted scores of various assignments, quizzes, and exams throughout the term.

4. What is the policy on late work?
Late work policies vary by teacher, but generally, there are penalties for late submissions. Specific details are provided by individual teachers.

5. Are there different grading policies for middle and high school students?
Yes, while the overall grading scale is consistent, middle and high school levels may have different policies regarding the weight of final exams and retake opportunities.

For more detailed information, please visit the Blue Valley School District website.

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