West Essex High School
Grading Information
 
 
Honor Roll & High Honor Roll Criteria
 

For eligibility to the Honor Roll students must have Bs and above.  No grade for any marking period can fall below a B-. 

 

For eligibility to the High Honor Roll students must have all A’s and above.  No grade for any marking period can fall below an A-.

 

 No grade weighting or special consideration is given for any class.  According to these criteria, students at all levels must perform consistently in all subjects to be eligible for either the Honor Roll or the High Honor Roll.   Students of all capabilities are held to the rigor and standards of the classes they have selected. 
 
 

 
Course Weighting, GPA Distribution, Numerical Equivalents for Grades
 
 
For the class of 2014, 2015, and 2016, please use the following grade weighting chart when calculating GPA:

GradeCPAHonorsAdv. Placement
A+4.5834.8335.333
A        4.2504.5005.000
A-3.916

4.166

4.666
B+3.5833.8334.333
B3.2503.5004.000
B-2.9163.1663.666
C+2.5832.8333.333
C2.2502.5003.000
C-1.9162.1662.666
D+1.5831.8332.333
D1.2501.5002.000
D-0.9161.1661.666
F0.0000.0000.000
 
How to calculate a GPA:  Multiply the number of credits per course times the grade weight (see chart above) to determine quality points.  Total quality points will be divided by the total credits taken.  Please see the chart below
       PERIODCLASS  GRADEWEIGHTCREDITSQ.P
          1 Soc. Studies CPA A4.25      521.25
          2AP EnglishB4.00      520.00
          3AP MathA5.00      525.00
          4Phys. Ed/HealthB3.25      516.25
          5Study----
          6   Elective CPAB3.25      516.25
          7AP PhysicsB4.00      624.00
          8AP SpanishC+3.33      516.65
Total      36139.4
GPA=3.87
 
 Graduation Requirements
 
The State of New Jersey has set forth minimum requirements for graduation. To view this information, please click here. If you have any questions about this material, please contact the Guidance Department.
 
 



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