PowerSchool software is a Student Information Systems for optimizing the administrations at the district and school level. Monitor and Schedule faculty, Medical and health management, registration, and more. Small, and Medium educational institutions make use of the software.
|Support||Business Hours Online||Customer Type||Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business|
|API||Contact||Folsom, CA - 95630|
|Deployment||SaaS/Web/Cloud||Category||School Management Software|
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This product provides an easy way to track student progress and communicate with parents.
I have no immediate dislikes for this software.
Parents receive information in real time regarding student achievement.
PS has great support for how-tos with so many users and community opportunities. My training has been amazing and it is easy to import/export as well as do all our state reporting as a state adoption
Cannot import to/export from student email field easily, still having to use custom field on another page.
All coding for state accountability, increases every year. We did our CRDC through PS this year for the first time, amazing!
The customization ability has been great! The support team has always been attentive to issues. All around the core SIS product has been invaluable to our district with how powerful it is. They also listen to feedback. New enhancements and features are released wit hall major updates. Many of these come from what customers have said.
The initial learning curve for admin users can be high. The system is very extensive on what it can do. Learning all parts of what is capable of can take time.
This system is great if you want to integrate with other software. Very flexible on customizing pages in the system. Community support is also very extensive and useful.
We can tailor PowerSchool pages to our needs. This creates a better workflow for our staff to enter data.
The ability to customize PowerSchool SIS to enhance data collection and tailor the product to our district's needs.
I don't understand why PowerTeacher doesn't display parent/student email addresses.
The ability to export student data for state reporting is super helpful. It has saved hundreds of hours of manual data entry.
We've found Powerschool as a strong and useful platform for database management. It is very functional, and contains a diversity of tools in order to work with, organize, and analyze data.
It is way too complex, so the learning curve takes time. When synced to Unified Classroom it turns way harder to use.
It is hard to contact support, we've had cases wher it takes them longer to solve the issue, and we decide to re do the whole thing.
Implementation and learning curve takes time and patience. It is complex when associated with Unified Classroom.
It is a good idea to involve the most personnel during implementation; more hands and minds help more.
Organization and unification, we used to have different platforms, and now everything is found in one single place.
Besides, Powerschool provides a self place to store information. It is trustworthy.
I am able to customize PowerSchool to fit our schools needs. Their support services are easy to use and the staff knowledgeable. Love the Help tab in the SIS for state reporting help.
When I go to a previous year, I'd like to see the students grade level at what it was in that year. Right now when I go to a previous year, the grade level at the top of the screen shows the current year grade level.
Attend PowerSchool University your first couple of years. They offer excellent courses that will help you be a successful user and administrator of PowerSchool.
Scheduling next years students for our middle school using PowerScheduler. This will save the middle school secretary hours of manual scheduling.
I like that pretty much everything is in one place - attendance, transcripts, programs, state reporting, etc. They also have an abundance of plugins that can enhance the SIS. It is a really straightforward system that is easy to use and easy to train people on. There are so many available modifications that you can make to use the system exactly as you need it.
Sometimes getting help from tech support is difficult because of the language barrier and their lack of patience to really go through an issue to replicate it. Usually when they roll out a new update, I have a lot of problems with getting HTTP error messages that it will usually take a few days to fix. Also, the CRDC report doesn't seem to match the logic that the CRDC report requests, but that's only reported once every two years.
Definitely combine the PowerSchool SIS with PS Registration to get the most out of the program. I would also attend PowerSchool University to really get into how you can maximize PS utilization.
One benefit that we have is that we use PS Registration and it delivers the student registration data directly to PS - minimizing the use of paper forms, and almost eliminating a lot of errors due to poor handwriting.
The PowerSchool state reporting feature saves me countless hours of combing through spreadsheets to verify data. I love the ability to export almost anything from PowerSchool. PowerSchool tech support is the best in the business. The staff is very knowledgable and is always able to solve my requests.
I am new to the world of SIS management. There is so much to learn in PowerSchool. I look forward to a long PS SIS relationship going forward and hope to become a PS SIS Master!
You should strongly consider PowerSchool SIS. Their vision and products are revolutionary!
Student schedules, enrollment, and reporting. Page and Data Management features have saved my life!
The ease of manipulation of data and ease of explanation to new users on how to navigate the screens.
That some screens with the same data do not 'speak' to each other. Some data has to be double entered.
The level of giving permissions to a variety of people lets us divide up the administrative tasks nicely.
It allows us to easily track truancies.
I would like better student and classroom tracking. like an integrated LMS module to elemanate the need for both and advoid redundant data input.
This is better than Skyward
In my department we use it for both account creation on devices and to make sure the students are holding up to our AUP standards.