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  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  
    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. 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) 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)


      Oct 3 – Nov 10

    27 days

     November 17 (Friday)


     Nov 13 – Dec 22

    24 days

     January 12 (Friday)


     Jan 8 – Feb 27

    35 days

     March 8 (Friday)

     CYCLE V

     Feb 28 – Apr 19

    30 days

     April 26 (Friday)


     Apr 22 – June 5

    32 days

     June 5 (Wednesday) (ES/K-8/MS)

     June 14 (Friday) (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.