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An ‘F’ grade for schools in North Carolina could be set at 39 percent

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina General Assembly is considering changing the grading scale used for school performance grades for state public schools.

Right now, anything less than a 60 percent mark is a failing grade. The new scale would change that to anything less than 40 percent. 

The new scale would be:

  • A: 100 to 85 percent
  • B: 84 to 70 percent
  • C: 69 to 55 percent
  • D: 54 to 40 percent
  • F: Anything below 40 percent

School report cards from the 2017 school year have results for individual schools and counties. Wake County schools have just a 0.6 percent fail rate. Cumberland County has 1.2 percent fail rate. Durham County has 18 percent failure rate.

This article has been updated to clarify that the scale is for school performance grades.

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