Ouachita Parish Grading Policy

Ouachita Parish Grade Scale

Ouachita Parish School District follows a standard grading scale to evaluate student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

GradePercentage RangeLetter Grade
D67-74%Below Average


To calculate the final grade, consider the following example where a student has the following grades in different assessments:

Midterm Exam25%80%
Final Exam25%75%

Final Grade Calculation:

  1. Homework: 90% * 20% = 18%
  2. Quizzes: 85% * 30% = 25.5%
  3. Midterm Exam: 80% * 25% = 20%
  4. Final Exam: 75% * 25% = 18.75%

Total Final Grade: 18% + 25.5% + 20% + 18.75% = 82.25% (Rounded to 82%)

Final Grade: C

Grading Policy

  • Homework: Accounts for 20% of the final grade.
  • Quizzes: Constitute 30% of the final grade.
  • Midterm Exam: Holds a weightage of 25%.
  • Final Exam: Makes up the remaining 25%.
  • Make-up Work: Students are allowed to complete make-up work within a specified time.
  • Attendance: Regular attendance is crucial as it can impact the overall grade.


1. What grading scale does Ouachita Parish use?
Ouachita Parish uses a standard grading scale where A is 93-100%, B is 85-92%, C is 75-84%, D is 67-74%, and F is 0-66%.

2. How are grades weighted in Ouachita Parish?
Grades are weighted as follows: Homework (20%), Quizzes (30%), Midterm Exam (25%), and Final Exam (25%).

3. Can students make up for missed work?
Yes, students are allowed to complete make-up work within a specified time frame.

4. How does attendance affect grades?
Regular attendance is essential as it can influence the overall grade, with poor attendance potentially leading to lower grades.

5. Where can I find more information on Ouachita Parish’s grading policy?
For more detailed information, please visit the Ouachita Parish School District website at www.opsb.net.

6. What happens if a student fails a course?
If a student fails a course, they may need to retake it to meet graduation requirements.

7. Are there any additional resources to help understand my grades?
Yes, now that you understand Ouachita Parish’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator.