Many high schools use class rank to show where a student stands academically in relation to other students in the graduating class. The student who has the highest GPA is ranked number one, the student with the next highest is number two and so on.In order to have a high class rank you must have a high GPA.
Class rank is generally written as two numbers. For example 15/178 means you are ranked 15th out of a graduating class of 178. Some scholarships stipulate that the student must be in the top 10% or 20% of their class to receive the award. Class rank can be important when applying for scholarships.
© 2013 Roger D. Chamberlain