• In order for HISD students to be promoted to the next grade level, they must show that they have learned what the State of Texas requires of all public school children. HISD “Promotion Standards” generally include classroom grades and a local or state test. Details about the standards are available online through your child’s school.

      Grading and Report Cards  2023–2024

      Academic Subjects Conduct
      90–100 = Excellent E = Excellent
      80–89 = Good; above average S = Satisfactory
      75–79 = Satisfactory; average P = Poor; below average
      70–74 = Passing; below average U = Unsatisfactory
      Below 70 = Unsatisfactory; failing  
      Grades and Extracurricular Activities
      Under the state’s “no pass/no play” law, eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities during the first six weeks of the school year is determined by a student’s grades from the final grading cycle of the previous school year or the number of credits earned during the previous school year. After the first six weeks, a student who receives a grade lower than 70 (or the equivalent) in any academic course is ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities during the first three school weeks of the next grading period. During that time, the student may continue to practice or rehearse with other students but may not take part in any competition or public performance.


      Report Cards 

      Six-week grading periods are used in all HISD Schools. All schools will send report cards to parents six times during the year, shortly after the end of each six-week grading period.



      # of Days

      in Cycle

      2023-2024 REPORT CARD DATES

      CYCLE I

      Aug 28 – Oct 2

      24 days

      October 6 (Friday)

      CYCLE II

      Oct 3 – Nov 10

      27 days

      November 17 (Friday)


      Nov 13 – Dec 22

      24 days

      January 12 (Friday)

      CYCLE IV

      Jan 8 – Feb 27

      35 days

      March 8 (Friday)

      CYCLE V

      Feb 28 – Apr 19

      30 days

      April 26 (Friday)

      CYCLE VI

      Apr 22 – June 5

      32 days

      June 5 (Wednesday) (ES/K-8/MS)

      June 17 (Wednesday) (HS)


      If a student is not progressing satisfactorily, parents receive a preliminary report at the midpoint of the grading period and at other times as necessary. Parents must sign and return the reports.