PowerSchool

PowerSchool Learning

4 / 5 7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

K-12 public, charter, and private schools and districts


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • PowerSchool
  • www.powerschool.com/
  • Founded 2000
  • United States

About PowerSchool Learning

PowerSchool Learning is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution that empowers teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning.


PowerSchool Learning Features

  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

PowerSchool Learning Reviews Recently Reviewed!

PowerSchool is a helpful tool for basic education management.

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a nice way to organize student information for easy access. I really like that PowerTeacherPro allows me to access student grades from my personal computer at my home.

Cons: The software is kind of clunky and not the most intuitive. Additionally, when printing reports from PowerTeacherPro, the formatting is messy and paper-wasting.

I use powerschool to collect information about my students in a high school setting

Sep 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really enjoy the simplicity of the product. Everything is right where it needs to be and I picked it up very quickly

Cons: The difficulty it is to switch between groups of students. I would like more statistical items to as my job is to collect data on students

Power School

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Power School is fairly easy to use, but it seems to go down at inconvenient times. Also, I feel like some report features that should be available are not. Example would be male/female totals per teacher for the school.

Powerschool review from a parent

Oct 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use clean and not cluttered

Cons: That it does not have a joint calendar

Overall: My freshman in high school is using powerschool/haiku sms. It is very clean and easy to navigate. We can see upcoming assignments and test. We can also view grades on quizzes and tests (if the teacher posts).
The big thing that it is missing is one joint calendar of all assignments and test from all classes. This would be a great help for planning ahead.

My PS review

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Using Haiku Learning. How much will it change? What will domain admin be like? Please fix lack of scrolling in grade book.

Powerschool From Admin POV

Oct 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very capable and the new Powerteacher Pro which just replaced gradebook is very simple to use. There are still some issues with the new gradebook replacement but all in all it is sleek, online and easy to use. I have not used the new LMS so can not review that element. The system is fairly easy to manage as a self hosted system as the support tends to be good. The powerschool hosted version is very easy to manage from and IT managers perspective as it's very hands off.

Cons: The hosted version support is slow to respond. There is a very steep learning curve for secritaris and business managers.

Overall: I have been in charge of managing the powerschool server and database for a small school district. Updates are often straightforward to deploy for a single server environment but can be time consuming. To save time and hardware related costs we oped for the hosted platform which is very easy to work with except support is often slow to respond as you have to go through support to talk to the hosting team. There is no direct line to the hosting team and this can slow things down.

Power School Gets the Jobs Done

Aug 29, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a school counselor in a very large middle school in Southern New England, I relied heavily on Power School for scheduling, as well as data management. For a school that encourages data-driven decision making - PS was able to quickly disaggregate important information - it was relatively easy to learn compared to other programs. Furthermore, it allowed for colored schedules which for visual learners was a PLUS+ factor.