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AKittka
Posts: **1,412**Registered User Senior Member

Hi, I go to a private college preparatory high school and our grading scale was very difficult since this past year and has recently been changed because the administrators thought it was a disadvantage to students applying to college. I've been surfing this site and seeing amazing GPAs (4.5+) and wondering how so many kids are getting these high GPAs and then many of them having mediocre SAT/ACT scores.. just curious i guess. Also honors courses are weighted +.5 and APs + 1 at my school.

I know a lot of kids are just very smart and work hard, but I also know the grading scales are very different across the country. Thanks.

Oh, and I have a 4.23 GPA, which is top 5-10% out of 285 students. (school doesn't give out class rank)

Old Grading Scale: (Rounding)

A - 93-100 (4)

B+ - 90-92 (3.5)

B - 85-89 (3)

C+ - 83-84 (2.5)

C - 77-82 (2)

D+ - 75-76 (1.5)

D - 70-74 (1)

F - 69 and below (0)

New Grading Scale: (Rounding not allowed)

A+ - 98-100 (4.3)

A - 93-100 (4)

A- - 90-92 (3.7)

B+ - 88-89 (3.3)

B - 85-87 (3)

B- - 82-84 (2.7)

C+ - 80-81 (2.3)

C - 77-79 (2)

C- - 74-76 (1.7)

D+ - 72-73 (1.3)

D - 70-71 (1)

I know a lot of kids are just very smart and work hard, but I also know the grading scales are very different across the country. Thanks.

Oh, and I have a 4.23 GPA, which is top 5-10% out of 285 students. (school doesn't give out class rank)

Old Grading Scale: (Rounding)

A - 93-100 (4)

B+ - 90-92 (3.5)

B - 85-89 (3)

C+ - 83-84 (2.5)

C - 77-82 (2)

D+ - 75-76 (1.5)

D - 70-74 (1)

F - 69 and below (0)

New Grading Scale: (Rounding not allowed)

A+ - 98-100 (4.3)

A - 93-100 (4)

A- - 90-92 (3.7)

B+ - 88-89 (3.3)

B - 85-87 (3)

B- - 82-84 (2.7)

C+ - 80-81 (2.3)

C - 77-79 (2)

C- - 74-76 (1.7)

D+ - 72-73 (1.3)

D - 70-71 (1)

Post edited by AKittka on

## Replies to: What is your high school grading scale?

490Registered User MemberIt is up to the teachers what they want their class scale to be. 99% of teachers have 90-100% = A, but I know my AP Euro teacher (who only gave a handful of As per semester) had 70-100% = A, 60-69% B etc....

AP Grades are given an extra point on the grading scale.

Honors are not weighted.

826User Awaiting Email Confirmation MemberA+=98-100

A=95-97

A-=92-94

B+=89-91

B=86-88

B-=83-85

C+=80-82

C=77-79

C-=74-76

D+=71-73

D=68-70

D-=65-67

F=65 and below

3,522Registered User Senior MemberNo weighted.

1,412Registered User Senior Member147Registered User Junior MemberA => 4

B => 3

C => 2

D => 1

F => 0

+'s and -'s don't count toward GPA for us. Honors and APs are both given a full +1 on the grading scale, so it's no surprise that we have a (very small) handful of students in the 4.7-4.8 range. Most teachers use the standard scale (90-100 A, 80-90 B, etc. with +'s and -'s), but some use different systems.

I don't think it's really an advantage though. The school profile puts everything in context. I guess it might help with UC admissions (minus Berkeley and... was it Irvine?), where raw GPA is factored into the point system (as I understand it).

1,744Registered User Senior Memberhonors/AP A's => 5

regular A's, honors B's => 4

regular B's, honors C's => 3

regular C's => 2

regular and honors D's => 1

regular and honors F's => 0

That's for GPA calculation. The grading scale itself is pretty standard (90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, <60 F.) I go to a public high school in Arizona.

489Registered User Member475Registered User MemberA = 93-100 (A+ = 97-100)

B = 85-92 (B+ = 88-92)

C = 77-84

etc.

It's on a 7-point scale.

332Registered User MemberB+ 90-93

B 84-89

80-83 C+

Not sure after that, except an F is below a 64.

APs are weighted +.5 if you take the test. Honors aren't weighted.

I didn't realize some schools weighted for honors.

1,978Registered User Senior MemberB 84.5-92.4 (3)

C 76.5-84.4 (2)

D 69.5-76.4 (1)

F 69.4 and below (0)

AP's are weighted +2 if you take the exam, +1 if you don't. Honors are weighted +1.

637Registered User MemberB 70-79

C 60-69

D 50-59

F 49 and below

It's Ontario, so it's a slightly different marking scale. However, no one uses GPA, so it's all based on percentages anyways.

1,412Registered User Senior Member1,265Registered User Senior MemberB 3

C 2

D 1

F 0

Our school doesn't do weights or +/- but our counselors have in their database what our GPAs would be if they were weighted (add one point for each AP and Honors)

78Registered User Junior MemberA- 90-93.9 (3.7)

B+ 87-89.9 (3.3)

B 94-86.9 (3.0)

etc.

Nothing is weighted...which makes rankings a total mess. The person who is taking "child development" and "woodshop" has the same ranking as someone who is juggling 5 APs. Ahhh...

1,412Registered User Senior Member