Back-To-School: Chesterfield Schools to use 10-point grading scale beginning with 2014-15 school year

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, students in Chesterfield County Public Schools will be evaluated on a 10-point grading scale. The School Board revised its uniform grading standards (Policy 3040-R) on June 24.

The new grading scale is not retroactive; grades that students have earned in previous years will not be recalculated.
A grading practices committee made up of teachers, students, parents and administrators spearheaded the effort to change from a 6-point scale to a 10-point scale. Many school divisions in Virginia and across the country have adopted the 10-point scale, which is based on the College Board’s grading scale and used by most colleges.

More information about the uniform grading standards (School Board Policy 3040-R) is available here:

K-2 Grading System

Letter Grade Range Meaning


90-100 Excellent progress with independence and consistency
S 80-89 Satisfactory progress
M 70-79 Minimal progress
N 69 or lower Not meeting expectations
X Improvement needed  

3-5 Grading System

Letter Grade Range Meaning


90-100 Excellent
B 80-89 Very Good
C 70-79 Satisfactory
D 60-69 Minimal Progress
F 59 or lower Failing

6-12 Grading System

Letter Grade Range Meaning GPA Honors GPA IB/AP GPA
A+ 97-100 Excellent 4.5 5.0 5.5
A 90-96   4.0 4.5 5.0
B+ 86-89 Very Good 3.5 4.0 4.5
B 80-85   3.0 3.5 4.0
C+ 76-79 Satisfactory 2.5 3.0 3.5
C 70-75   2.0 2.5 3.0
D+ 66-69 Minimal Progres 1.5 2.0 2.5
D 60-65   1.0 1.5 2.0
F 59 or lower Failing 0.0 0.0 0.0


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