A Handy History of Hogwarts House Points

Hogwarts teachers use house points to praise and punish Harry Potter and his fellow students. We’ve tracked every award and penalty across the seven books to bring you the ultimate guide to point-scoring at this school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Points per book

The overall number of points given and taken, broken down book by book:

BookPoints addedPoints deducted
Philosopher's Stone+180-187
Chamber of Secrets+430-10
Prisoner of Azkaban+40-125
Goblet of Fire+0-90
Order of the Phoenix+400-125
Half-Blood Prince+50-90
Deathly Hallows+0-0


Most generous: Albus Dumbledore +570

Least generous: Severus Snape -287

Biggest award

In the biggest single award, Albus Dumbledore gives Harry and Ron 200 points each after they save Ginny from the Chamber of Secrets

Biggest deduction

Minerva McGonagall takes 150 points from Gryffindor after she catches Harry, Hermione and Neville wandering around at night in their first year at Hogwarts.

Malfoy in the middle

In Order of the Phoenix, Draco Malfoy is allowed to give and take away points as a Prefect and member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad. How does he use his powers?
-5 to Ernie Macmillan, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
-15 to Hermione Granger

Person by person

A breakdown of all house point awards and deductions from the books. Check out Snape’s vendetta against Harry!

Person who awarded or deducted points

PersonPoints addedPoints deducted
Albus Dumbledore+570-0
Dolores Umbridge+50-65
Draco Malfoy+0-30
Gilderoy Lockhart+10-0
Horace Slughorn+50-0
Minerva McGonagall+320-235
Percy Weasley+0-10
Pomona Sprout +40-0
Remus Lupin+40-0
Rubeus Hagrid+10-0
Severus Snape+0-287
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank +10-0

Person who received or lost points

PersonPoints receivedPoints lost
Angelina Johnson+0-5
Dean Thomas+10-0
Draco Malfoy+50-32.5
Ernie MacMillan+0-5
Ginny Weasley+50-0
Gregory Goyle+0-12.5
Harry Potter+350-260.3*
Hermione Granger+210-105
Luna Lovegood+50-0
Marcus Flint+0-12.5
Neville Longbottom+70-53.3
Parvarti Patel+5-0
Ron Weasley+310-108.3
Seamus Finnigan+5-0
Vincent Crabbe+0-12.5

By House

HousePoints awardedPoints deducted

Total House points exchanged: 1,727

* Methodology

Points awarded and deducted for actions carried out by multiple students at the same time have been divided by the number of students involved and added to individual totals.