How reliable is PowerSchool's gpa?

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How reliable is PowerSchool's gpa?

I checked my gpa on PowerSchool, then entered my grades with credits into a gpa calculator, and the calculator's unweighted gpa was significantly higher than PowerSchool's. Is anyone aware of the source of this inaccuracy, or the veracity of PowerSchools' gpa? Thank you very much!

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Community Support Expert

Hi @rony_12,


Thank you for reaching out in the PowerSchool Community and bringing this to our attention. 

Without knowing which calculator you used, we can only provide you with which GPA calculation methods are included with the PowerSchool SIS.


The Four GPA Calculation methods are :


  • Simple
  • Weighted
  • Simple Percent
  • Weighted Percent

Some GPA calculations are also designated by the School district or the State, depending on location. 

We suggest reaching out to your school to determine which calculation methods they are using to determine your GPA.



Nina R.