Grading Policy

To indicate scholastic progress, District 401's two elementary schools, Elmwood and John Mills, use the following numerical scale:


97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69 F 0-59



B 84-86 C 74-76 D 64-66    



B- 80-83 C- 70-73 D- 60-63    

Please note that incomplete grades must be made up by the end of the next grading period. Any incomplete grades not completed will become a grade of "F."

District 401's Policy on Grading

Procedures and practices in this area are governed by District 401's policy on grading and promotion, which can be found in Section 6:280 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual. The policy includes the following directives:

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a system of grading and reporting academic achievement to students and their parents/guardians. […]

Every teacher shall maintain an evaluation record for each student in the teacher's classroom. A District administrator cannot change the final grade assigned by the teacher without notifying the teacher. Reasons for changing a student's final grade include:  

  • A miscalculation of test scores,   
  • A technical error in assigning a particular grade or score,   
  • The teacher agrees to allow the student to do extra work that may impact the grade,   
  • An inappropriate grading system used to determine the grade, or   
  • An inappropriate grade based on an appropriate grading system.   

Should a grade change be made, the administrator making the change must sign the changed record.

A searchable online version of the Board of Education's Policy Manual can be found here.