Academic Grades

Student grades are reported by semester. Semester grades are calculated based on weighted categories of formative and summative assessments and a possible final exam. Percentages assigned to each category may vary based on course, with the potential final exam counting for no more than 20% of the overall grade.

Grades are posted and updated regularly in the Skyward online gradebook. Parents and guardians receive email notifications at each progress report (3 times a semester). 

Beginning with the graduating class of 2019, District 155 students will no longer receive class rank, but will continue to have a GPA.

Grade Calculations

Common Grading Scale

In an effort to ensure consistency in grading practices, the following grading scale is used throughout all courses.

 Letter

Grade

High Low
A+ 100 97.50
A 97.49 92.50
A- 92.49

90.00

B+ 89.99 87.50
B 87.49 82.50
B- 82.49 80.00
C+ 79.99 77.50
C 77.49 72.50
C- 72.49 70.00
D+ 69.99 67.50
D 67.49 62.50
D- 62.49 60.00
F 59.99 00.00

 

*A grade of "C" is the minimum achievement expected for college preparation.*

GPA Scale

The grade point average system is separated into three categories: General (G), Honors (H), and Advanced Placement® (AP®). To determine GPA, please use the following scale:

Letter

Grade

General

Honors

Advanced

Placement®

A+ 4.33 4.83 5.33
A 4.00 4.50 5.00
A- 3.67 4.17 4.67
B+ 3.33 3.83 4.33
B 3.00 3.50 4.00
B- 2.67 3.17 3.67
C+ 2.33 2.83 3.33
C 2.00 2.50 3.00
C- 1.67 2.17 2.67
D+ 1.33 1.83 2.33
D 1.00 1.50 2.00
D- 0.67 1.17 1.67
F 0.00 0.00 0.00

Honor Roll Information

The school recognizes students for high academic achievement every quarter and semester. Specific grade point averages for those time periods must be reached in order to gain this recognition. There are two levels of honor that a student may achieve. 

                          Honor Roll                       Necessary GPA

                          Honors                              3.16 to 3.4

                          High Honors                     3.75 and above

Contact Us

Matt Timmerman
Director of Curriculum and Assessment 
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1043
Email: mtimmerman@d155.org

Terri Reineck
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1031
Email: treineck@d155.org

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