How to Find Your Child's School Grades

Two Methods:Finding Grades OnlineFinding Hard Copies of Grades

Today, many schools use online systems to enable parents access to their children's grades. This technological development provides a useful tool that helps parents be directly involved in their child's education. [1] There is no universal system that allows parents to find their child's grades, however, and the systems will be different at different schools. Given this, parents typically have the option of finding their children's grades online, and in addition, finding their child's grades without the use of online tools.

Method 1
Finding Grades Online

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    Obtain an ID and password. Your ID and password will allow you to access the website where your child's grades are located. There are a number of ways in which you can find your ID and password. In some cases this needs to be done in person at the school, that way, the school administration can verify your identity. [2] In other cases, the information will be sent home in a letter or information packet.
    • Note that some websites may require your child's student ID. This may be obtained the same way your parent ID is obtained. [3]
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    Begin your internet search to find the school website. It is at the school website that you will be able to access your child's grades. Materials from the school, such as the school handbook, parent handbook, or student handbook, should inform you as to what website you need to visit to access the grades. If you have this information, enter it into your web browser.
    • If no such information was provided by the school, begin by typing the name of your child's school into an internet browser, such as internet explorer, google chrome, safari or firefox. Identify your child's school in the search results and click the name to enter the website.
    • If you are unable to find your child's school through an internet search or through information provided by the school in handbooks contact the school directly.
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    Locate the parent's area on the website. Once on the website, carefully examine the home page looking for key words, which may include but are not limited to 'parents', 'parent resources', 'parent portal', or 'parent information'. [4] Typically, you can find these menu options on the left-hand side of the page, the top of the page, or the bottom of the page. Once you have identified the parents menu, click it.
    • Note that some schools will provide a website address that provides direct access to the parent page, which will take you right to the following step.
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    Follow the instructions presented on the parent's login page. This usually involves entering your username and password. Upon entering this information, you should enter a new page with a number of different menu options. These may include "assignments", "attendance", "grades", "report card", "calendar", and "my settings". Click on grades to see how your child is progressing in school.
    • If this is your first time logging in, you may have to enter personal information aside from your username and password, including: your name, email address, desired username, student information, and the answers to several security questions. [5]

Method 2
Finding Hard Copies of Grades

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    Visit the school. Once there, ask the school secretaries how the school will distribute grades for the current academic year. Also, ask the school administration what your responsibilities are when your receive grades. This way, you will be well informed about when you will receive grades and what to do with them once you have them.
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    Contact the teacher directly. Teachers will be well informed about how grades are distributed and when they will be distributed. Teachers are easily contacted by email, and you can find email addresses in the school handbook or on the school website. It is also possible to reach a teacher by phone by calling the school and asking for your child's teacher. Your child's teacher will be able to guide you through the process of finding your child's grades.
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    Ask your child! Your child can be a great point of contact for discovering what is going on in their school. They should be well informed as to when and how they will be receiving their grades. In fact, many elementary and high schools will send your child's grades home with them on specific dates.
    • Some schools require that parents sign the report card to prove that the child has shown them to you. In others, report cards will be mailed home at the end of terms.
    • You will be able to find the dates that grades are sent home in the school handbook.


  • Keep your user name password in a safe and secure place.
  • If your child's school uses an online system to post grades, you can also request to receive a hard copy of your child's report card by mail.
  • Many online parent websites will allow you to set up notifications when new grades are posted. You can set these up in "settings".
  • Keep in mind that that there is no universal system for how a child's grades will be passed to the parent.

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