Report Cards

About Report Cards

Your school must give you grades on a report card at least twice per year. Many schools choose to share report cards and student progress reports more often. Talk to your school about how frequently you can expect to receive report cards.

Your report card might look different by grade or school. While the New York City Department of Education (DOE) provides a standard report card, schools can use a different report card format and different grading methods.

Your school may email your student’s report card, share it with you at parent-teacher conferences, send a copy home with your student, or provide you the report card in other ways. You can also view your student’s report card through your New York City Schools Account


The DOE translates the standard report card into nine official languages. If your school uses a different report card, you can also request a translation of the report card from your school.

Your Rights

You have the right to know your school’s grading policies, and to receive grades based on those policies. Your school is required to give you a written copy of their grading policies every year. This is stated in the DOE Parents’ Bill of Rights.

Changes due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOE changed some grading policies to be responsive to students’ needs. From April 2020 through June 2021, your student’s report card may have included grading scales that are new to you. Talk to your student’s teacher if you have questions about any of the information on your student’s report card. 


If you have questions about your student’s progress, coursework, or grades, you can:

  • Discuss the matter with your teacher(s)
  • Speak to another staff member at your school
  • Request a copy of the grading policy

You can find contact information for your child's school by using Find a School.

Samples of Standard Report Cards