In order for HISD students to be promoted to the next grade level, they must show that they have met HISD’s Promotion Standards. These standards generally include classroom grades, local or state tests, and attendance as follows:
- State requirement of overall yearly grade average of 70 or above and local requirement of a grade average of 70 or above in language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies.
- Sufficient attendance – a student's total number of unexcused absences cannot exceed 10 percent of class meetings.
Houston Independent School District (HISD) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards for promotion:
|Grade Level||Promotion Standards|
|1 & 2||Students must:
|3 & 5||Students must:
*Sufficient attendance: A student’s total number of unexcused absences cannot exceed 10% of class meetings.
For English Language Learner (ELL) students, the Grade Placement Committee (GPC) or the Accelerated Learning Committee (ALC), in consultation with the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC), will determine promotion standards.
For students with disabilities, the campus Annual Review and Dismissal/Individual Education Program (ARD/IEP) committee will determine the promotion status based on mastery of IEP goals and objectives and/or course requirements.
If a student does not meet the promotion standards outlined above, the school will contact the parent/guardian regarding opportunities for the student to receive additional instruction.