Who Uses This Software?

Elementary and Middle schools, Preschools, Child Care Centers


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 1.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 1 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 1 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SchoolSpeak
  • www.schoolspeak.com
  • Founded 2007
  • United States

About SchoolSpeak

A web solution with focus on personalized online communication for Elementary, Middle Schools and Child Care Centres. SchoolSpeak is a simple, flexible, user-friendly and functionally rich system. Many schools using or switching to SchoolSpeak have eliminated paper communication and gone green thereby saving money and time. It also has solutions that others don't offer - parent volunteer signup, fundraising and service hours tracking, online school registration forms in exact school format, etc.


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SchoolSpeak Features

  • Academic Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Management
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • K-12
  • Library Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Special Education
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal

SchoolSpeak Reviews

Loss of community

Oct 23, 2015
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The site does not make it easier for a parent to know what is going on at the school nor does it make volunteer opportunities easy to find. Our school has almost no sense of community. Parents used to be able to sign up to help with fundraisers on the first day of school. It was a time to reconnect with people you had not seen all summer and meet new families. Now, you sign up online. No contact with anyone, no chance to ask others about the fundraisers, no human contact. This site is great for the lazy administrators who cannot bother to print the information out and pass it out, but for those who are looking for a community, SchoolSpeak effectively kills it. I have been to our parent club meetings and since the school got SchoolSpeak attendance for fundraisers is down and they are having trouble getting volunteers. Before any school gets this they should really look at if it would really be best for the school community or just to shave an hour off there week.

Tedious

Oct 05, 2014
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: Cons:
It has been very difficult for our school to get it right with this product. The school is constantly having to be in contact with the support department - for hours!!

There is either too much to choose from for viewing or not enough. All of the available links to view your information (as a parent) are listed down the left side so you have to scroll and scroll and scroll and search for what you want.

All the text is in the same font - the teachers cannot make their information visually appealing and easy to read - not graphic at all.

Contrast to a regular blog etc. - as a parent, I like to browse the info from other teachers in our school once in a while. See what else is going on etc. In order to see anything not directly related to your child, the school has to give you specific access to it. - Example: So if I have a 4th grader and I want to peruse the 4th grade expectations, homework, content periodically, I can't unless my school gives me access. I have gone to OTHER SCHOOL blogs to browse this information.

We used to just have a blog - you could read about anything in the school.

Pros- Maybe it is easier for the teachers to enter information????