Austin ISD Grading Policy

Grade Scale

Austin ISD uses a standardized grading scale to ensure consistency and fairness across all schools. The grading scale is as follows:

PercentageLetter GradeGPA Equivalent
Below 60%F0.0


To calculate a final grade, Austin ISD uses the following method. Suppose a student’s grades are as follows:

AssignmentGrade (%)
Midterm Exam78
Final Exam88

Using the district’s specific grading weights:

CategoryWeightGrade (%)Weighted Grade
Midterm Exam25%7819.5
Final Exam30%8826.4

The final grade for this student would be 85.9%, which corresponds to a B.

Grading Policy

  • Middle School:
  • Assignments, tests, and projects contribute to the final grade.
  • Regular progress reports are provided.
  • High School:
  • Weighted GPA is calculated for advanced courses.
  • Final exams have significant weight in the overall grade.


Q: How often are grades updated in Austin ISD?
A: Grades are typically updated weekly to provide students and parents with current academic standing.

Q: What is the policy for retaking exams or assignments?
A: Students may retake exams or assignments within a specified period to improve their grades, subject to teacher approval.

Q: How are GPA and class rank calculated in high school?
A: GPA is calculated using weighted grades for advanced courses, and class rank is determined based on cumulative GPA.

Q: Are there any grade penalties for late assignments?
A: Yes, there are penalties for late assignments, which vary by teacher but generally result in a reduced grade.

Q: Where can I find more information about Austin ISD’s grading policies?
A: Visit the Austin ISD website for detailed information.

Now that you understand the Austin ISD’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!