Lower School Grading

Students in grades K-5 are evaluated throughout the year on their progress toward individual standards, both state and school-specific. There are three marking periods (trimesters) each year. Students receive a report card at the end of each trimester and a less formal progress report at the midpoint of each trimester. Final report cards demonstrate students’ performance on grade-level standards and include extensive narrative comments from each teacher. The standards-based report card includes the following grading scale:

S – Secure
D – Developing
B – Beginning
N – Not Yet
N/A – Not applicable (not introduced at this time)

PCS BY THE NUMBERS

Average Class Size: 20
Current Enrollment: 820
Students of Color: 96%
Female Students: 51%
Male Students: 49%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility: 82%
Multi-Language Learners: 19%
Students Receiving Special Education Services: 13%
Total Employees: 168
BIPOC: 45%
Female Employees: 75%
Male Employees: 25%