• 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 2019-2020

    Academic Subjects


    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



    2019-2020 Nine-Week Grading Periods (used in elementary schools and certain secondary schools)

    First Grading Period:

    August 26 to October 18

    Second Grading Period:

    October 21 to December 19

    Third Grading Period:

    January 6 to March 13

    Fourth Grading Period:

    March 23 to May 29


    Report Cards 

    Elementary schools (and certain secondary schools) send report cards to parents four times during the year, shortly after the end of each nine-week grading period:
    • October 25
    • January 10
    • March 27
    • May 29 (ES/MS)
    • June 5 (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.