73 Really Good Health Report Card Comments Teachers

Health report card comments offer more information compared to traditional letter grading systems.

With health report card comments, you can properly assess a student’s level of physical education and performance. Unfortunately, deciding what to say can be a challenge. 

The following list of health report card comments can help you explain each student’s progress in a little more detail. 

Physical education (PE) and health teachers often assess the following areas:

  • Attendance
  • Attitude
  • Participation
  • Knowledge
  • Performance

Copy and paste the health report card comments or modify them to better fit your assessment of the student’s abilities.

Related: See report card comments for physical education class.

Health Report Card Comments: Attendance

Health report card comments for attendance and preparation focus on the student’s ability to show up on time and be prepared for class. 

The student…

  • Always arrives prepared and energetic.
  • Is often the first student to show up dressed and ready for gym.
  • Arrives to class on time every day. 
  • Helps make sure that everyone else is ready to start on time.
  • Has made a strong effort to arrive on time and ready for class.
  • Never needs a reminder to hurry up and get dressed for gym class.
  • Is frequently early to class.
  • Punctuality is great. He/she has never been tardy this entire semester.
  • Stands out as an ideal example for other students when it comes to punctuality. 
  • Shows a real commitment to increased attendance and preparation.
  • Frequently arrives to class late.
  • Often arrives to class without the appropriate gym clothes.
  • Occasionally requires a few extra minutes getting ready for class.
  • His/her tardiness has gotten in the way of his/her performance.
  • Is frequently tardy to class.

See more attendance report card comments.

Health Report Card Comments: Attitude/Conduct

Examples of positive attitude and conduct include showing respect to teachers and other students and behaving appropriately during class. 

The student…

  • Maintains a positive attitude during competitive activities.
  • Exhibits positive conduct, no matter the outcome of a competitive game.
  • Has a great attitude. He/she loves to learn new things.
  • Displays a real maturity when competing against others.
  • Is one of the most eager students.
  • Stands out with his/her positive outlook and enthusiasm for the class.
  • Is dedicated to working hard.
  • Always treats others with respect.
  • Works well with others during cooperative activities.
  • Is a great team player. 
  • Stays calm when dealing with frustrating moments.
  • Rarely lets his/her emotions get the better of him/her.
  • Always listens to instructions before attempting a physical activity.
  • Often gets angry when he/she fails to meet his/her own expectations.
  • Has displayed poor sportsmanship on several occasions.
  • Struggles to maintain his/her calm after losing a match. 
  • Occasionally struggles to control his/her emotions.
  • Has a negative attitude when it comes to group activities.
  • Occasionally gets discouraged when things do not go as planned. 

Health Report Card Comments: Effort and Participation

Not all students possess physical aptitude or coordination. However, every student should try to participate each day.

The following health report card comments help you to communicate these ideas.

The student…

  • Always tries his/her best.
  • Participates in all gym activities and games.
  • Frequently tries to exceed his/her previous efforts.
  • Often assists with setting up and cleaning up equipment.
  • Has shown real improvement in his/her level of participation.
  • Actively participates in all sports and physical activities.
  • Is always ready to try a new physical activity or learn a new sport.
  • Shows real initiative when it comes to learning a new physical skill.
  • Enjoys participating in most activities. 
  • Puts forth his/her best effort in everything. I love his/her enthusiasm.
  • Positive effort has paid off. He/she has made significant improvements since the start of the year.
  • Prefers to sit out of physical activities and games.
  • Occasionally attempts to avoid participating in sports activities.
  • Uses excuses to try to get out of physical activities.
  • Participates in physical activities and group sports but should add a little more effort. 
  • Remains unmotivated when participating in physical activities. 

Health Report Card Comments: Health Knowledge/PE Principles

Gum classes may require health report card comments about the student’s knowledge of various health topics or PE principles, such as the importance of physical exercise.

The student…

  • Has a good understanding of basic health concepts.
  • Is naturally curious about health topics. 
  • _____ makes the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. 
  • Shows a real aptitude for understanding complex health principles.
  • Easily memorizes new exercise/fitness/sports techniques. 
  • Continues to improve his/her knowledge of important health topics.
  • Is fascinated by physical health. One of the brightest students in the class.
  • _____ exhibits knowledge of health-related fitness concepts. 
  • _____ can describe the benefits of daily physical activity. 
  • _____ understands the importance of sleep and rest. 
  • _____ understands and can explain the role of proper gear in preventing injury when playing games and sports.
  • _____ explains the importance of warming up and cooling down. 
  • _____ is able to locate sources of health information in books. 
  • Often forgets essential health terms and principles.
  • Should consider spending more time studying health principles.
  • Is a gifted athlete but shows limited interest in learning about health topics.
  • Frequently needs clarification when discussing health topics.
  • Often needs a reminder to follow specific techniques.

Health Report Card Comments: Performance

Physical education (PE) classes may include an assessment of the student’s physical performance.

For example, students may need to meet certain fitness standards. Teachers may also assess students on their performance in different activities, such as specific sports.

The following health report card comments help you to communicate these topics.

The student…

  • Physical skills have grown remarkably this year. He/she is ahead of others in this age group.
  • Is a natural athlete. He/she should continue to focus on developing his/her skills.
  • Meets the physical standards for children at this age. 
  • Is a star athlete. He/she shows a higher level of skill and knowledge for the sport of ___.
  • Stands out for his/her athletic abilities. He/she is years ahead of his/her peers.
  • Has exceeded my expectations. His/her physical skills have grown incredibly this past semester.
  • Has worked hard to get in better physical shape.
  • Does not quite meet the fitness standards for children of this age.
  • Actively participates but often struggles to keep up with the other students.
  • Seems to lack the energy or motivation to perform physical activity.
  • Displays good stamina for physical activity but needs to slow down and pay attention to his/her movements.
  • Shows increased enthusiasm compared to the start of the year but should continue working on ___.

Wrapping Up: Health Report Card Comments

You can use health report card comments for gym and health classes. The comments cover each of the main areas that PE and health teachers typically assess.

You can also edit the comments to ensure that they better reflect the development of the student you are commenting on.

Cool tip: Ideas for making health class fun and engaging.

If you found these health report card comments useful, see behavior/performance comments.