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Class Rank & GPA

  • QUESTION: When are GPA calculations calculated?
    • ANSWER: GPA begins calculating when your student takes their first course for high school credit, even if taken in middle school, and each grade weighs on the calculation. Better grades, the type of classes taken, all combine together to calculate a GPA. 
      • Because GPA is calculated based on grades, they do not truly take place or count until enough grades have been earned, which begins into the Junior year of a student's high school career.
  • QUESTION: When does a student's class rank begin to take place?
    • ANSWER: By a student's Spring semester of their Junior (11th) grade year, a graduating class begins to take shape in terms of all other students who are also Juniors in that same school year. Your student's own GPA will begin to compete against those of other Juniors, thus begins the ranking system. These Juniors are expected to become Seniors and graduating class in the following school year. 
  • QUESTION: How can I find out the GPA/rank/grades of other students to help me know how much I need to increase my own GPA/rank position?
    • ANSWER: It is illegal for any school official to give information regarding another student out to anyone other than authorized individuals for that particular student. Never will any information about another student be shared with anyone who does not have the authority to see it.

Class Rank for the Graduating Classes of 2022 and Beyond

For students who entered grade 9 in the 2018-19 school year or thereafter, the District shall include in the calculation of class rank only grades earned for high school credit in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies according to TEA Chapter 74 as listed below.

 Level

 Configuration

 Courses: Chapter 74 English, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies

 Advanced

 Numerical grade multiplied times 1.15

Eligible AP courses shall be categorized and weighted as Advanced courses; weight is calculated at the end of the semester.

Honors

Numerical grade multiplied times 1.10

 

Eligible Pre-AP, dual credit courses, and courses locally designated as honors shall be categorized and weighted as Honors courses; weight is calculated at the end of the semester.

  Regular

 Numerical grade multiplied times 1.0

All other eligible courses shall be categorized and weighted as Regular courses.