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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Grading Scale

Grades are to be an evaluation of a student’s academic work. Student discipline shall have no effect on grades. Student achievement will be reported as a letter grade.

Numeric Average Alpha Grade
97-100 A+
93-96 A
90-92  A-
87-89   B+
83-86 B
80-82  B-
77-79   C+
73-76 C
70-72  C-
67-69    D+
63-66 D
60-63  D-
< 60 F
> 86.5 O - Outstanding
64.5-86.4 S - Satisfactory
< 64.5 U - Unsatisfactory

Finals Grades

A final year-long grade is issued in every class. The numeric averages of each of the four quarters are totaled and divided by four, which results in a final grade. In summary, each quarter equates to 25% of a student’s final grade. Also, there is a statistical “floor” of 50% for each of the first two quarters. Students who receive a grade of “F” for the final yearly grade in a course will be expected to re-take the course in Summer School. This is reflected in School Board Policy Number 213.

Scholastic Honors

To recognize those students who have accomplished a high standard of academic performance, the following “Scholastic Honors” system has been established.  Students have the opportunity to earn Honor Roll status every marking period as recognition will be given each quarterly grading period to students who meet the honor roll criteria. A student that earns any grade below a B in any subject has not met the honor roll criteria.

Two-Tiered Honor Roll

  1. First Honor Roll – Awarded to those students who have earned report card grades of all A and O.
  2. Second Honor Roll – Awarded to those students who have earned report card grades of all A, B+, B, O, or S.