Columbus City Schools Grading Policy

Columbus City Schools Grade Scale

Columbus City Schools utilize a standard A-F grading scale for most grade levels. Here is the detailed breakdown:

GradePercentage RangeDescription
D60-69%Needs Improvement
FBelow 60%Failing


To calculate the final grade for a high school course, assume the following weights: homework (20%), quizzes (30%), and exams (50%).

ComponentWeightScoreWeighted Score
Homework20%85%0.20 * 85 = 17
Quizzes30%90%0.30 * 90 = 27
Exams50%75%0.50 * 75 = 37.5
Total81.5 (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School: Includes participation in grading, with a focus on developmental assessments.
  • High School: Emphasizes final exams and standardized testing performance.
  • Late Work: Policies are in place for accepting late assignments, with penalties applicable.
  • Extra Credit: Available at the discretion of the teacher, not to exceed 5% of the total grade.
  • Grade Reporting: Quarterly reports are provided to students and parents, with an option for online access.


1. How often are grades updated?
Grades are updated on a bi-weekly basis to keep students and parents informed.

2. What is the policy for missed exams?
Missed exams can be retaken within one week of the original date, subject to teacher approval.

3. Are there any honors or advanced placement (AP) courses?
Yes, Columbus City Schools offer a variety of honors and AP courses with weighted grades.

4. How is class participation factored into the final grade?
Class participation can account for up to 10% of the final grade, depending on the course.

5. Where can I find more information on grading policies?
More detailed information can be found on the Columbus City Schools website.

6. How are grades for special education students determined?
Grades are tailored to each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) to reflect their unique learning goals.

7. Is there a grade appeal process?
Yes, students and parents can appeal grades by submitting a formal request to the school administration.

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