This School Makes It Nearly Impossible To Fail
It’s hard to fail at one Queens school — where the minimum grade for course work has been set at 55 even for students who skip quizzes and homework.
The high failing floor at top-rated Marie Curie MS 158Q in Bayside is a lifeline for students who tank some exams but can eke out 70s or 80s on other tests to pull up their overall grade to 65, the minimum needed to pass.
And the policy is not unique to Curie. The Department of Educations says schools are allowed to set their own standards when it comes to establishing the lowest grade a teacher can give.