Class Rank Calculation

Class rank for seniors shall be based on a weighted grade point average (GPA) using semester grades earned in grades 9–12. These semester grades shall be converted to grade points according to the District's weighted grade point scale.

The weighted GPA shall be determined by converting the student's semester grade to the appropriate weighted grade point assigned to the course. The sum of these converted grades shall be divided by the total number of semester courses completed by the student in order to obtain the weighted GPA.

Seniors and juniors shall be ranked in the spring, with the final rank for seniors calculated at the end of the fifth six-week grading period.

Grades earned in physical education and distance learning courses shall not be included in this calculation.

Ranking for Early Graduates

A student who completes graduation requirements in fewer than four years shall be ranked in the class with which he or she actually graduates.

Transferred Grades

Grades earned in other districts may be used in calculating class rank as long as a determination can be made that the courses completed in the previous district generally conform to courses being offered in the District.

Honor Positions

In order to be eligible for valedictorian, salutatorian, and highest ranking boy or girl honors, a student must have been continuously enrolled in the District high school for his or her last two years of high school.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The valedictorian shall be the eligible student with the highest weighted GPA in the final ranking of senior students. The salutatorian shall be the eligible student with the second-highest weighted GPA in the final ranking of senior students.

Grade 8 Class Rank

Class rank in grade 8 shall include grades from both grade 7 and grade 8 courses.

Grade-Point Designations and Definitions

The following grade-point designations shall be used:

Advanced Academic Core Curriculum, which includes Advanced Placement (AP) and designated gifted/talented courses);

Academic Core Curriculum, which includes unmodified grades in the following course:




Social Studies

U.S. Government


Foreign Language

Applications Curriculum, which includes any academic core curriculum course with special education modifications, all courses not listed as academic core curriculum, and any resource class.

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LDU 2017.01

DATE ISSUED: 4/20/2017