Who Uses This Software?

Hero serves K-12 schools and districts.


Average Ratings

29 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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  • Training
    Documentation
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    Live Online
  • Support
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Vendor Details

  • Hero K12
  • www.herok12.com/
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Hero

Hero K12 is an app that helps districts and schools manage student behavior - reducing classroom disruption, office referrals, and tardiness. Hero supports all positive behavior reinforcement programs, allowing teachers and administrators to award points for positive student activity and participation. By rewarding the good things students do every day, schools build a more positive school culture. Meet Hero schools and read their turnaround stories at HeroK12.com


Hero 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

Hero Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Hero is an excellent program to use with our school's Positive Behavior programs.

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use. It allows students to work towards a larger goal over time instead of constant expectation of small rewards.

Cons: The program is occasionally slow. I would like to see it work faster at times. Other than that, I have no complaints.

Overall: This software helps our school to teach students to work towards a larger goal.

We are new to Hero, but are excited by the buy-in we are receiving!

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We appreciate the ease of use. Every teacher that has had the chance to play with the software has expressed the ease of use and friendly nature of Hero. We can't wait to roll it out to students!

Cons: We are still trying to figure out responsibilities. We have several administrators and teacher (her champions) who would like more access.

easy to use & student buy-in is fun to see

Aug 10, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: positive instead of negative reinforcement is always a good idea so that the students who are always doing the right thing get recognized

Cons: I can't add tabs for what i would like to individualize in my classroom instead of school wide only.

I think it is a great program and it worked very well at motivating our students.

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

Pros: It was easy to use and find students names. The students were able to give themselves points in out classrooms because we have smartboards.

Cons: I would like to be able to give more points at a time to each student instead of having to redo it each time. It would make it easier when you get busy and can't log them in immediately. Would also make it easier if everyone in the school had access to all students without having to search for them. Made it difficulty for resource teachers to give out points.

We have gained momentun in shifting the culture at our campus and building a positive community.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We like the fact that it is web based and we can access it from anywhere. As as administrator, it is a great way to interact with students and give them points at the same time. At lunch, they see us taking our phones out and they know we are issuing points! They sure have their ID ready to scan! Teachers love it because they can now recognize students for displaying positive behavior in the classroom. It is starting to encourage students that would not likely participate be an active member of the classroom. It is easy enough to use that, teachers that are hesitant to use this new technology, are adapting positively. The equipment is simple to use also. Students love the incentives, teachers like being recognized for using it (ie. lunch on the principal), and parents are stating that their child talk about HERO K-12 at home. This year we are opening our VIP Lounge. Our campus is only going to get better. Overall it is fantastic!!! You can follow us on Twitter to see what is trending at our campus at #ccmsthisishowwedoit or #ccmsbethat1person.

Cons: We have not experienced any cons at this point. I am talking to our district though because there are some dead zones in the building. When the WiFi disconnects, we can not use it.

Overall: We have increased the engagment in the classroom and are reducing the negative actions. Students are getting used to the positive expectations. We are facilitating more rather than responsing to negative behavior.

The culture at our school has changed drastically since we began using HERO and it has been amazing.

Jul 31, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's super easy to use. It really pushes positive behaviors on campus. Even tech deficient teachers can use it.

Cons: I wish I could transfer my seating chart from my school software directly to here to use it easier. Other than that it has been great.

Easy to use, kids are engaged.

Jul 28, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Can easily keep track of student engagement! Kids are engaged which leads to better classroom successes.

Cons: Not sure if this is a school site concern or HERO, need more categories for monitoring. Wish teachers had the individual capabilities of putting their own categories in for PBiS Monitoring.

Overall: Very FEW behavior issues.

If you want to be positive in the classroom, focus on the positive.

Jul 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The multiple ways that it can be catered to different teaching styles. Some teachers collect with clipboard tallies and enter later, some scan ID's on lanyards, I use a poster of temporary ID's and draw attention to the process of the rewards so that students know when the points have been allocated.

Cons: Nothing so Far. Nothing so Far. Nothing so Far. Nothing so Far. Nothing so Far. Nothing so Far. Nothing so Far.

Overall: Hero Homeroom rewards and the community of feedback from other users.

Overall my experience has been positive. I like that I can target specific behaviors with Hero.

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is easy to use for me and my students. My students have learned how to give themselves points and are very excited when they are able to. It also allows students to be actively involved and has been really motivating for my students.

Cons: I do wish that there was a way to stay logged into the program for longer periods of time. Sometimes I want to award my students points only to find that I have been logged out and it's time consuming to log out again.

Awesome!

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the simplicity of the software, user friendly, self explanatory and loads of ways to access help.

Cons: I like to track my hero points on paper because my class is out of the class is not in the traditional setting. I would like to enter mass points at the end of the day or week.

Excellent every step of the way!

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use and implement. It provides real time data, tracking and parent communication using 21st century tools. The impact was dramatic and fast. We saw an 85% reduction in tardy to class in one year!

Cons: There are absoliutely no complaints that I can possibly come up with or anything that I can sai I like the least!

We use Hero K12 at our school to encourage the students in good behavior as well as being on time.

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Hero K12 is ab;e and willing to customize the system to the desires and needs of the individual school. This helps us in creating the system that supports the goals and aims of our leadership team.

Cons: It will sometimes take a while for a new student to show up in the system. This may actually be due to our district's system interface with Hero K12.

Overall: It helps to motivate my students in forming good classroom behavior habits. The students are rewarded for getting to the classroom on time and for being prepared to learn in a number of different ways. The students earn points for exhibiting good habits/behavior which they use to earn admission to a special activity about twice every 9 week grading period.

An amazing experience that allows students to be rewarded for great behavior, a great motivator.

Jul 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It allows for instant positive tracking. Students and parents can know that their behavior is being noticed. Kids that normally go unnoticed are being rewarded for awesome behavior.

Cons: I have not found there to be anything that has been a problem so far. The ease of the software is a huge plus.

Overall: Student positive behavior has increased and students that would normally be unnoticed are being rewarded.

An amazing experience that allows students to be rewarded for great behavior, a great motivator.

Jul 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It allows for instant positive tracking. Students and parents can know that their behavior is being noticed. Kids that normally go unnoticed are being rewarded for awesome behavior.

Cons: I have not found there to be anything that has been a problem so far. The ease of the software is a huge plus.

Overall: Students positive behavior increased and students that normally would go unnoticed now are rewarded on a daily basis.

Hero is a simple and fun way to increase positive behaviors in students.

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The program is an easy to use tracking system. The features and functionality are simple. The website and customer support are awesome!

Cons: If you are not specifically tied to a class, (e.g. resource teacher, school counselor, admin) it can be time-consuming to search for students, especially if you want to award a bulk number of points.

Overall: School behaviors and culture improved. The students loved earning rewards for positive behaviors rather than strictly negative consequences.

Good behavior management tool

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software allows any adult in our building (teacher, Admin, librarian, lunchroom worker, security, etc) to award points for students doing well. It also allows a more organized way of tracking student tardiness and cuts. It's relatively easy to use.

Cons: The user interface can be cumbersome at times, and it can take more time than is necessary to award points to students.

Overall: This software allows any adult in our building (teacher, Admin, librarian, lunchroom worker, security, etc) to award points for students doing well. It also allows a more organized way of tracking student tardiness and cuts. It's relatively easy to use.

By using HERO we are changing the behavior in our school which in turn gives techers a positivity.

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is easy to use for those of us who are not technically inclined. The students get imediate feedback for good behavior.

Cons: Accountability for the students that are habitually disruptive. Not having access to all students.

Great product! Students work hard to get HERO points.

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The software is very easy to use. Students are populated based on classes that are registered to you from the data entry.

Cons: The software does not allow you to give more than 1 point at a time. There are some things where I reward with more than one point.

exciting

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: easy to use, our teachers love it , we have 100% by in from our teachers.....yeaaaaaa! looking forward to 2017-2018 school year

Cons: only teachers can pull up their class, as a counselor its difficult. Sometimes it makes me delay entering my HERO points

Students have responded for me in an extremely positive way.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love that the program rewards positive behaviors and changes the climate of my classroom. I have almost eliminated all classroom disruption. I do not have to do anything to keep my classroom under control. I actually have students that volunteer to do things that they would never have done before. I actually have students who stay behind and clean up my room and organize papers to get those valuable HERO points!!!

Cons: For several months, I wanted the ability to edit the program for my school. Some things were not working properly, but it was due to administration in action and not a fault of the program itself.

I do wish that the photo scanner would be upgraded. It is difficult to scan ID tags with the app open.

Overall: Great Classroom Control!!!

HERO is easy to use daily in every period!

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and easy to get into a habit to hand out points right after I take roll. I like showing to students how manyb points they have to purchase items in the store.

Cons: Sometimes we get logged out and have to relog in to give out points. It would be nice to stay logged in all day long

Overall: Easy access, HERO Store,

Easy to use and students love it

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use and not time consuming. Students want to please to earn the points. It holds students accountable and awards the students that always do the right thing.

Cons: Not able to ward students more than one point at a time. Not able check more than one category at a time.

Overall: Students loves it and it is quick and eay to award points

Great way to track students' behavior

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use. I also like that parents get notifications about students' behaviors. I like that there is an app for it.

Cons: There isn't a way to set co-teachers in classes, therefore I have to search for students in my cotaught classes.

Overall: Behavior tracking both positive and negative

Easy to learn, Useful product

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Automatic data collection between all teachers and subjects over specific events (both good and bad)

Cons: Limited functionality- adding notes/explanation, limited reports generation, limited control over consequences, etc

This is a great program.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software is great the class pages are easy to navigate and they are a great size. The layout is simple, anyone can use it.

Cons: I wish it would allow you to assign multiple points at once or it could connect to aeries for attendance points. The software is easy to use it can just be time consuming when assigning points for 6 classes.

Hero is easy to use and a great way to shift your focus from negative to positive.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to implement school-wide to gain the most benefit. On our campus, teachers focus on awarding positive Hero points while the administrative team oversees the tardy, ID and dress code violations. I love being able to focus my attention on the positive things happening in my classroom and on our campus.

Cons: Our biggest challenge is allowing co-teachers the rights to view the entire class so they can easily give points.

Overall: Hero is an easy-to-use solution to a school-wide reward system. In addition to providing positive feedback to our students, it can also be used to track tardies, ID violations, dress code violations, etc.

Simple, but frustrating to use due to quick log-out time.

Jul 18, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It incentivizes my students to come to class on-time and ready to learn. Additionally, it is a helpful tool for encouraging class participation.

Cons: The program does not update with Powerschool regularly. Additionally, when awarding points to multiple students, it often gives 3 points to one student and 1 to the others.

Vendor Response

by Hero K12 on July 19, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Katarina! We're sorry to hear that you've had trouble syncing Hero with Powerschool. We've passed along your feedback to our product team to review the Powerschool integration, as well as the challenge you are having with awarding points to multiple students at the same time. Both sound solvable. Our team will contact you to sort things out.

This program is extremely effective and easy to use.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a great way to track and communicate positive and negative student behaviors with parents, other staff, and even the student.

Cons: The phone application can sometimes be hard to use and time consuming when you are trying to reward multiple students.

Hero is a great management system. With Hero, our students are more actively engaged in behavior.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Hero is very user friendly for staff, students, and parents. The system allows staff to track student behavior and look for trends. Staff can also use Hero for positive reinforcement.
Students are able to stay engaged with their positive and negative behaviors. They can use their points for fun incentives.
Parents have an opportunity to see how their children are doing in real time.
Hero Support is excellent.

Cons: Hero has a few minor limitations on the administrative side. Some of the reports are lacking a filter that my admin would like. The functionality of the Event system is not great.