Grading & Homework

Grading

  • Grades K – 4th use standards-based grading: 3 (meets standard), 2 (approaches standard), and 1 (below standard)
  • Grades 5th-8th use traditional grades: A, B, C, D and F

Grading Scale for Grades 5th – 8th

100-95 (A);  94-92 (A-);  91-89 (B+);  88-85 (B); 84-82 (B-); 81-79 (C+); 78-75 (C); 74-72 (C-); 71-69 (D+); 68-65 (D); 64-62 (D-); 61 and below (F)

Honor Roll

  • Students in grades 5-8 are eligible for Honor Roll
  • “Principal’s List” students have earned a GPA of 3.90-4.0
  • “First Honors” students have earned a GPA of 3.70-3.89
  • “Second Honors” students have earned a GPA of 3.50-3.69

Homework

Homework is assigned beginning with grade one.  As students progress in school, more homework is required.  Each teacher has expectations and procedures for dealing with homework and with late or incomplete work. Students should always do their own homework, but parents may check it over or review it with their child.

Long-range projects should be completed gradually, over a period of time, both at school and at home. As a general rule, homework will not be assigned when evening programs such as the Christmas program are scheduled.

Recommended length of time that students should spend on homework: Grades 1-3:  20-30 minutes; Grades 4-6: 30-60 minutes; Grades 7-8: 60-90 minutes.