• 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  2022–2023

      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  
      Grade Classification
      In high school, a student’s total credits determine the student’s classification—i.e.., what grade level or “year” the student is in. The Board of Education policy concerning classification is described in HISD Board Policy EIE(LOCAL).
      Credits Earned Classification (year)
      0–5.5 grade 9 (freshman)
      6–11.5 grade 10 (sophomore)
      12–17.5 grade 11 (junior)
      18 or more grade 12 (senior)
      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) on 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.


      2022-2023 Six-Week Grading Periods  Dates
      First Grading Period:  August 22 - September 30
      Second Grading Period:  October 3 - November 11
      Third Grading Period:  November 14 - December 21
      Fourth Grading Period:  January 9 - February 24
      Fifth Grading Period:  February 27 - April 14
      Sixth Grading Period  April 10 - May 31  


      All schools will send report cards to parents six times during the year, shortly after the end of each six-week grading period: 

      2022-2023 Six-Week Grading Periods  Report Card Date
      First Grading Period: October 7, 2022
      Second Grading Period: November 11, 2022
      Third Grading Period: January 13, 2023
      Fourth Grading Period: March 3, 2023
      Fifth Grading Period: April 20, 2023
      Sixth Grading Period

      May 31, 2023 (Elementary and Middle Schools)

      June 7, 2023 (High Schools)

      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.