PowerSchool

PowerSchool

4.5 / 5 11 reviews


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11 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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About PowerSchool

School management system that speeds up the processes of students' registration, skill check, analysis, compliance and payment.


PowerSchool Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Classroom Management
  • Communication Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Skill Testing
  • Student Information / Records

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I used this software in middle school and starting sophomore year in high school.

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My favorite function in this software is that you can submit assignments through this and it will send you an email update that lets you know that it was turned in. This is helpful because sometimes teachers don't notice that something was turned in and will count it late and this way students have a way to back up their claim that it isn't late. I also really like that teachers can do things like vocab tests and simple multiple choice tests that self-grade and auto-input the grades because it's less work for both the teacher and the student and it's a fast turnaround. The third thing that I like about this software is that you can look at the calendar on the landing page and immediately see which assignments are more urgent (in terms of due dates). This makes our lives a lot easier because that way we don't have to write all the dates down for the assignments we have yet to complete.

Cons: The software will sometimes crash and give us a picture of a cat with a ball of yarn and say that it's just tangled up, which gets frustrating because a lot of people my age obsessively check their grades and remind themselves of assignments, and we get very fidgety and stressed out if we can't see the grades because of all the things that could be being updated but that we just aren't able to see. Also, as far as my school's use of this software goes, we can't test to see what our grade would be if we get a certain grade on another assignment that the teacher has assigned point values to already. This is a function available in some other softwares in this category so students get frustrated that it's possible but the school makes it so we have to use outside resources to figure it out, or just our general math knowledge, when it could be much easier.

Overall: I think this was a significant upgrade from the software my school used to use for grading, although that software did have the grade calculation function that we wished PowerSchool had. The best thing about now using PowerSchool is that it doesn't crash as easily and it's easier to see grades at a glance. Additionally, teachers can make announcements and that function has been really helpful for my school as a whole.

PowerSchool empowers my classroom set-up and records.

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software makes my work as a teacher easier. I am very pleased when it was introduced by our school, Somerton Middle School because I don't need to worry where to save the academic records of my students. I like its auto-calculate features with the corresponding letter grade. One thing more, I can easily organize the sitting arrangement of my students. PowerSchool is really a kind of software that every school should have, it combines all of the features I am looking for a perfect user-friendly interface needed by a teacher.

Cons: I can manipulate all the records of students and I can add as many activities I want, so I must say this software is excellent. I don't need to worry about my school records.

Overall: As a teacher, it is important that all academic records of students are updated. Basically, PowerSchool organizes my school records well and students can check their performance anytime and anywhere. With PowerSchool, I can say that I am a powerful teacher armed with the right technology.

Capterra-loader

Very easy to use program

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that PowerSchool is so easy to understand and use. I am on PowerSchool daily to complete IEPs, to contact parents, or to check attendance of my students. It's easy to click the area you need and find your information. PowerSchool also gives me the capability to run reports on students so I can check for behavior referrals, print classroom rosters, and more. I can also submit my hearing screening results easily and it makes a great place to house all of the hearing information for my students.

Cons: The system logs me out after a short period of inactivity. I wish it would allow me to stay logged in longer, but perhaps this is a setting on my corporation's end and not PowerSchool itself. I really have no complaints about PowerSchool, so writing cons is difficult. It's a great, easy to use program.

Overall: It makes looking up birth dates, parent/guardian names, addresses, phone numbers, attendance, etc. very simple and easy.

As a classroom teacher, this program helped me better manage classes and enter grades easily

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: The program is easy to use from a teacher's perspective. I was able to quickly take attendance with quick buttons that let me enter all present, grading was simple, and I could set up my gradebooks into the percentages I wanted. I also had a number of reports available to me.

Cons: Sometimes, logging in was a struggle and could be difficult when our district had similar deadlines for entry. Also, when entering grades, at times the program would slip into a previous quarter and I had to be mindful to change grade entry dates. Other than that, I loved using this program.

Capterra-loader

Excellent for grading/attendance, and reporting

Jun 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: The versatility. It provides many needed reports, such as attendance, honor rolls, and even connects to Cognos reporting. Report cards are easily printed.

Cons: I have found that the fields we see for student information are quite limited. Our system talks to our SIS, so it may be an issue there, but perhaps there's a way to customize your SIS fields to make it more expansive that I just don't know of yet...

Capterra-loader

Keep track of your Students Progress.

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Immediate updates

Communicate with the Teachers

Grade and Attendance Status

A daily Progress Report.

I like checking into Powerschool to keep an eye on my 5th and 10th grader. (The 10th grader mostly, he is in the crunch to College) It let's, you check their attendance, email their teachers and check the G.P.A. All without waiting to find out during parent-teachers conferences. That way, you can nip any problems in the bud and I am proud to say I have a straight A child because of this.

Cons: None. And I forgot to mention, you can make payments online to the student lunch account, pay for yearbooks or uniforms.

Overall: Parental Satisfaction.

PowerSchool is a good tool for tracking my children's school activity.

Jun 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like PowerSchool's functionality, and being able to follow my children's grades, attendance, etc.

Cons: There were issues with getting accounts set up and linked through PowerSchool that made the experience frustrating at first. Not sure if this was a software issue or an administrator issue, but after it was resolved, the platform worked well.

Overall: PowerSchool was a helpful tool for tracking my students' progress in school.

Beneficial product

Aug 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: My school has been using this program for several years. It is a convenient tool to have, as I like that I'm able to access my students' contact information, grading history, schedules, and other details related to each student's profile.

Cons: Since I work at multiple schools, it's problematic that I am only permitted access to one school's information, so I require someone else to access the information I require at alternate locations.

It's so easy to see my child's grades, login, and view assignments

Jun 11, 2018
2/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I like how it displays the grades, classes, final grades, assignments, and all the meanings. It's so useful.

Cons: There's not much to dislike. But sometimes when you login with the correct password, it still won't let you in.

I use this to check on my grades for school.

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the most about this software that I can see my grades for each class I have as well as my absences. It also contains my GPA.

Cons: The one thing I would change about this is being able to find my class ranking. I could not find it anywhere.

Use the software to follow my son at school

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use. Able to login from anywhere and view my child's daily progress in all of his classes.

Cons: Lack of accountability. Teachers are not required to update their profile on a regular basis. Leaving at times a considerable gap in grading.

Overall: The ability to stay on top of your students progress at school.

Reviewing grades

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I loved being able to stay up to date on grades and what scores!

Cons: A lot of times I would try to log in and it wouldn┬┐t work.