Rutherford County Grading Policy

Rutherford County School District Grade Scale

Rutherford County School District uses the following grading scale for its students:

Letter GradePercentage RangeGPA Value
FBelow 70%0.0


To calculate the final grade using the Rutherford County grading scale:

AssignmentPercentage WeightGrade (%)Weighted Score
Midterm Exam25%8220.5
Final Exam25%9022.5

Final Grade: B

Grading Policy

  • Middle School: Assignments, projects, and tests contribute to the final grade. Participation and behavior are also considered.
  • High School: Grades are based on a combination of homework, classwork, quizzes, and exams. Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses have weighted grades.
  • Report Cards: Issued every nine weeks with progress reports sent mid-quarter.
  • Make-up Work: Students have the opportunity to complete missed assignments.


1. How are grades weighted in high school?
High school grades are weighted based on the difficulty of the courses. AP and honors classes receive additional weight.

2. What is the policy for retaking exams?
Students may retake exams if they score below 70%. The higher grade will be recorded.

3. How are final grades calculated?
Final grades are calculated using weighted averages of homework, quizzes, and exams. Use our Final Grade Calculator for easy calculations.

4. When are report cards issued?
Report cards are issued every nine weeks, with progress reports provided mid-quarter.

5. Are there special considerations for students with disabilities?
Yes, accommodations are made to ensure fair grading practices for students with disabilities.

6. How is attendance factored into grading?
Attendance is critical, and excessive absences can impact grades. Make-up work policies are in place to help mitigate this.

7. Where can I find more detailed grading policies?
For more detailed information, visit the Rutherford County School District website.

Now that you understand the Rutherford County School District’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!