Fifth grade (called Grade 5 in some regions) is a year of education in many nations. In the United States, the fifth grade is the fifth and last school year of elementary school in most schools. It depends on the school district, the grade may be the second to last or last year of elementary school, the first year of middle school or the first year of intermediate school. Students are usually 10-11 years old unless the child has been held back. In England and Wales, the equivalent is Year 6. In Ireland the equivalent is 5th class.

In the United States 41 states have implemented Common Core standards for 5th grade curriculum in English Language Arts/Mathematics.

Key English Language Arts Common Core standards for 5th grade students include[1]:

• Ability to determine the theme of a book, story, or poem from details in the text
• Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story
• Describe how the narrator or speaker's point of view may influence how events are described
• Compare and contrast stories in the same genre

Key Mathematics Common Core standards for 5th grade students include[2]:

• Write and interpret numerical expressions in operations and algebraic thiking
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
• Convert like measurement units
• Understand volume as an attribute of 3-dimensional space
• Graph points on the coordinate plane
• Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties