Curious how grades break down at your local school?

Check out this chart, which shows how report cards differ at San Diego Unified high schools. Schools are ranked on the percentage of students in grades 10-12 getting a B average or higher. High grades are much more common at some schools than others. So are low ones, as you can see here:

While grades can decide students’ futures, grading practices can differ dramatically from school to school and even teacher to teacher. That means there could be lots of different reasons why report cards are better at some schools than others, so be careful before you draw conclusions.

Spot something interesting in this chart? Please email me with your tips. Kudos to Keegan Kyle for making this chart with data from San Diego Unified.

Please contact Emily Alpert directly at or 619.550.5665 and follow her on Twitter:

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Emily Alpert was formerly the education reporter for Voice of San Diego.

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