Grading and Report Cards
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 2020–2021
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; failingGrade ClassificationIn high school, a student’s total credits determine the student’s classification—i.e.., what grade level or “year” the student is in. 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 ActivitiesUnder 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.
Six-Week Grading Periods are used in all HISD schools
2020-2021 Six-Week Grading Periods Dates First Grading Period: September 8 - October 16 Second Grading Period: October 19 - December 4 Third Grading Period: December 7 - January 28 Fourth Grading Period: February 1 - March 12 Fifth Grading Period: March 22 - April 30 Sixth Grading Period May 3 - June 11
All schools will send report cards to parents six times during the year, shortly after the end of each six-week grading period:
2020-2021 Six-Week Grading Periods Report Card Date First Grading Period: October 23, 2020 Second Grading Period: December 11, 2020 Third Grading Period: February 5, 2021 Fourth Grading Period: March 26, 2021 Fifth Grading Period: May 7, 2021 Sixth Grading Period
June 11, 2021 (Elementary and Middle Schools)
June 18, 2021 (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.