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Vision supports the easy administration of great schools. With a focus on user experience, the Vision SIS unified interface puts a personalized student information system in the hands of every user. The robust single application features easy access to data management tasks, with configurable dashboards to help users manage their experience. We've been improving educational outcomes as a trusted provider of technology infrastructures for K-12 schools since 1978. Learn more about Vision SIS for K-12 Schools

Turn student information into valuable insights, meaningful conversations, and positive outcomes with Vision SIS. Learn more about Vision SIS for K-12 Schools

STARS securely and reliably maintains operational data for colleges and schools. Designed primarily for Post-Secondary Career schools, STARS manages all aspects of operations from Lead Management, Student mobile friendly portal, Student Scheduling, Student Grades and Attendance, Student Ledgers & 1098Ts, Student Financial Aid, Compliance Reporting (Title IV), Placement and Accounting. We use IBM Enterprise grade servers.. 99.99% up-time! Learn more about STARS Campus for Career Colleges

1st cloud school management software system at a great price! We perfected cloud! Click to see real pricing and features on our web! Learn more about STARS Campus for Career Colleges

Administrators, help your school save time, improve student outcomes and fulfill its mission with Gradelink's easy-to-use gradebook and SIS software. Loved by admins, teachers and parents worldwide. Cloud-enabled and standards-ready, with integrated lesson plans. Report card time has never been this easy. Switch between English, Spanish and Chinese at any time. All backed by an award-winning support team. Get up and running in days not weeks! Learn more about Gradelink SIS

Help your school fulfill its mission with easy-to-use software that saves time and improves enrollment. Learn more about Gradelink SIS

Administrator's Plus

by Rediker Software

Our cloud-based PK-12 school administrative software solution is trusted by thousands of schools worldwide. Save time and money with easy-to-use software for Attendance, Scheduling, Web Gradebook, Report Cards, Discipline, Online Forms, Billing, Accounting, Web Portals, Mobile Apps, Cafeteria, Library, Nurse, Admissions with Online Applications and Forms, Development and much more. Learn more about Administrator's Plus

School administrative solution. Features: Gradebook, Attendance, Scheduling, Report Cards, Discipline, Billing, and more. Learn more about Administrator's Plus


by BoardDocs

BoardDocs allows administrative meeting bodies to work collaboratively outside of board meetings for department meetings, HR meetings, negotiations, policy review and more, all with granulated security and consistent ease-of-use. We developed BoardDocs for the specific needs of K-12 school systems. BoardDocs has helped over 3,000 organizations dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and reduce time-of-staff by up to 75%. Learn more about BoardDocs

BoardDocs allows administrative meeting bodies to work collaboratively outside of board meetings. Learn more about BoardDocs - MSP


MSP is a powerful all-in-one School Information Management System (SIS). MSP saves your school, faculty and parents time by consolidating critical processes into one cloud-based platform. MSPs roots were founded (and have been trusted by) some of the largest and most prestigious Pk-12 Private, Independent & Charter Schools across the United States for over 8+ years. We provide everything to seamlessly operate a School from enrollment to emergency communications and everything between! Learn more about - MSP

School management software providing parents online access to their student's grades, homework assignments, attendance and activities. Learn more about - MSP

MAESTRO SIS is a customizable, cloud-hosted student information solution that empowers institutions, educators, and students through the full student life-cycle by automating administrative tasks - from lead tracking and online admissions to alumni. MAESTRO SIS's dynamic capabilities include 2-way LMS integration, robust statistical reporting & dashboard analytics, academic pacing, grades and attendance, accounting, powerful communication & retention tools and more. Learn more about MAESTRO SIS

Maestro SIS provides K-12 and Higher Education institutions with a comprehensive School Management System to ensure success. Learn more about MAESTRO SIS


by PraxiPower Software

Your complete solution for School Management Software! Enjoy an easy solution for attendance, grades, records, daycare, lunch, accounting, student ID cards, time clock, and much more! Our online registration feeds data directly to your school records database. Accounting includes budgeting, payroll, accounts receivable, and more. Parents access grades, tuition payment, attendance, behavior, calendar, and more on the parent portal. Per student pricing makes PraxiSchool affordable for all schools! Learn more about PraxiSchool

PraxiSchool = Practical, Powerful School Management Software. PraxiSchool is cloud based, comprehensive, practical, and affordable! Learn more about PraxiSchool

ASAP Registration + Management Software

by Administrative Software Applications

Our mission is to improve education by easing the administrative load on everyone involved. Our cloud-based school management software includes 33 years of continuous refinements and innovations that further your program and revenue goals. If you offer classes, lessons, camps or trainings, you'll find feature sets expressly designed for you that integrate with our core enrollment, scheduling, accounting, reporting and outreach tools. And you can get a seamless weave with your existing website. Learn more about ASAP Registration + Management Software

ASAP offers educational organizations a trusted online system for both front office public services and back office administration. Learn more about ASAP Registration + Management Software

Sawyer Tools is powerful after school management software built by and for providers of children's after school programs. Our elegant, all-in-one interface includes custom class management, online registration and payment processing, instant communication with parents, and powerful scheduling tools for students and staff Learn more about Sawyer

Built by and for children's activity providers, Sawyer is class management software for scheduling, online payments, and more. Learn more about Sawyer

Orbund provides easy to use and powerful web based education management systems. Orbund solutions are being used by a variety of higher education and career education providers. Our products' biggest strengths are flexibility, scalability, exceptional support and competitive pricing. Learn more about Education Management Tools

Complete web based software for managing higher education, professional and career training. Learn more about Education Management Tools

Designed for higher education, Populi is web-based college management. It covers academics, admissions, online learning, student billing, financial aid, donations, contacts, library, bookstore, and more. Secure and intuitive, everyone at your school can use it. Our plain, simple pricing scales with your enrollment with no hidden fees or upfront costs. Every customer gets friendly, responsive customer support, together with implementation, data migration, training, and software updates. Learn more about Populi

Web-based college management. It's secure and easy-to-use, with simple pricing, great customer support, and no upfront costs. Learn more about Populi


by MySchoolWorx

Created for K-12 Schools, MySchoolWorx is an incredibly easy to use, 100% cloud-based school management and parent communications app that brings admins, teachers, students & parents together to improve student performance. MySchoolWorx has hundreds of valuable features in English & Spanish - Enrollment, Schedules, Attendance, Lesson Plans, Assignments, Grades, Report Cards, Lunch Orders, Tuition Payment, Mobile Communications & more. Free Set up, Free Training, & Free Live Technical Support. Learn more about MySchoolWorx

Super easy school management app for k-12 schools connects admins, teachers, students & parents to improve student performance. Learn more about MySchoolWorx


by TUIO Payments

You run a school or daycare, not a collection agency. TUIO lets you process and manage payments - how you want it, when you want it, while letting parents choose how they want to pay. We save administrators 40 hours a month in reconciling payments, following up, and auditing. Secure and flexible, TUIO is also affordable with a simple and transparent pricing structure, and a 90-day money back guarantee. Book a 30mn no-pressure demo today. Learn more about TUIO

TUIO lets you process and manage payments - how you want it, when you want it, while letting parents choose how they want to pay. Learn more about TUIO

PowerVista RollCall

by PowerVista Software

Specifically built for Vocational, Professional, Training, Apprenticeship and all adult-focused education organizations. It is easy to install, learn and maintain. RollCall is a total school administration supporting your unique needs with user-defined data and built-in report/forms writers. Single user and Server/Web/Cloud installations available. One flat price makes budgeting easy. Purchase includes initial data conversion, 6 months of unlimited support/on-line training and product upgrades. Learn more about PowerVista RollCall

A complete, integrated administration solution for vocation, professional and training organizations serving adult learners. Learn more about PowerVista RollCall

Campus Cafe

by Campus Cafe

Built especially for established career schools and small non-profits in Adult & Higher Education, Campus Cafe has been in business for almost 30 years and is the only truly integrated school administration software system that manages the full student life-cycle. Campus Cafe is a very affordable suite of software that unifies the Admissions, Student Services, Business Office and Alumni/Development in a single database, saving you money from fewer resources and less errors. Learn more about Campus Cafe

Campus Cafe is a single database Student Information System that manages the Admissions, Student Services, Business Office and Alumni. Learn more about Campus Cafe


by PikMyKid

First and Only Comprehensive School Safety Solution - Completely Cloud based and Affordable. PikMyKid's main features include Dismissal Automation, Carline management, School bus tracking, Parent messaging, Emergency notifications with 'Panic Button' for school staff. PikMyKid reduces liability and enhances student safety while mitigating traffic around schools. Engages >80% parents. The ONLY product in partnership with Department of Transportation. Over 500,000 users. Learn more about PikMyKid

Comprehensive, Affordable, School Safety Solution for Dismissal Automation, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic & Liability mitigation. Learn more about PikMyKid

USA Scheduler

by USA Scheduler

Master scheduling software for schools that is fast, easy to use and highly accurate. Fully automated and creates complete master schedules with high accuracy. Free evaluation with your schools data. Learn more about USA Scheduler

K12 master scheduling software that is easy to use, fast and highly accurate. Have a better schedule this year with less time. Learn more about USA Scheduler

Rethink SIS. Alma's integrated Student Information System empowers learning communities with a modern software platform ready to take on today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities. Impressively designed and easy to use, Alma provides the industry's best SIS, including: admissions, enrollment and registration, student demographics, attendance, advanced scheduling, discipline, grades, state reporting, custom report cards, parent portal, student portal, standards-based grading, and more. Learn more about Alma

Alma's integrated Student Information System empowers learning communities with future-ready software solutions. Learn more about Alma

The all-in-one modern childcare solution for your center! Smartcare is an easy to use childcare software solution that has changed the way child care center owners, directors, teachers, and parents connect. Whether you're using Smartcare on an iPad or the web, our user-friendly software does all the hard work for you while you focus on what matters most... the children! We serve customers with single locations of 20 or more children all the way up to multi-location enterprises. Learn more about Smartcare

Simple monthly payment options, support, training & set up! Schedule a demo today & Smartcare will help you work smarter not harder! Learn more about Smartcare


by Kinderlime

Complete Childcare Management Solution for Your Daycare and Afterschool. Let our cloud-based mobile software be your one-stop shop for Registration, Sign In-Out & Attendance Tracking, Automated Online Billing, Staff Timeclock, Parent Communication and Photo Sharing. Daycares can also create Daily Sheets for Infants and Toddlers using our mobile apps. Afterschool programs use Kinderlime to run attendance-based billing. Try us out for free, today! Learn more about Kinderlime

Say goodbye to paper! Childcare & After School Solution for Registration, Sign In-Out, Online Billing, and Parent Communication. Learn more about Kinderlime

Edsby is a modern, cloud-based administration system for K-12 school districts. It uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways. Edsby incorporates social learning, assessment & reporting, approvals, workflows, group collaboration, course planning, parent communication, analytics and more--all specially designed to make K-12 school districts more effective. Learn more about Edsby

Edsby is a modern, cloud-based school management system built just for the unique needs of K-12 school districts. Learn more about Edsby

BigSIS is a cloud-based, highly customizable Student Information System, providing solutions to private schools across the Unites States and Canada. BigSIS is comprised of modules that manage everything from Admissions, Gradebook, Narrative Assessments, Donations, Volunteers, Aftercare Participants, Attendance, Enrollments, and more! The best part is you get to control which modules you pay for and many of them are included for free for all our software packages! Learn more about BigSIS

A modern and highly customizable School Management Solution / Student Information System for private schools. Learn more about BigSIS

by is the leading electronic health record system for schools, offering free online registration, travel and emergency medical protection, and discounted school medical supplies. Designed by doctors, school nurses and directors, our secure, easy-to-use web-based solution manages health forms, allergies, medications and illness/injury tracking, to keep health and safety in the forefront of school operations. Learn more about is the leading electronic health record system for schools, offering free online registration software and more! Learn more about

Research-based approach to identify kids in distress and turn around behavior that could become violent. Designed to prevent school violence, not just minimize the losses. Threat assessment and threat response processes for early identification and effective interventions and tracking keeps distress from growing to shootings and other violent acts. Based on the research and recommendations of the FBI and US Secret Service. Learn more about School Safety Manager

Research-based approach to identify kids in distress and turn around behavior that could become violent. Threat assessment processes. Learn more about School Safety Manager
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What is School Administration Software?

School Administration software automates the administrative functions of schools including student information, admissions and records for school administrators, office managers, accountants and registrars.


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In 2014, the National Center for Education Statistics projected that, in the fall, there would be almost 10 million students attending public and private elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Just looking at public schools, the student-teacher ratio is usually about 16:1. Add to this the widespread use of technology to automate the administration of these schools, and it may be difficult to see how each student can receive an education that is tailored to his or her needs. School Administration Software can help.

It may be news to you that school administration software can actually further the personalization of education for each student. Here are four surprising ways this software can help:

  1. Parent and Student Portals
  2. Classroom Management Tools
  3. Calendars
  4. Online Registration

School administration software comes in all shapes and sizes for different types of schools, grade levels, and administration needs. Knowing which software to choose and which criteria to look for is the best way to make sure that your choice will be a worthwhile one.

There are many features to consider, such as scheduling and admissions management, which will make all of the difference between a quality software choice and a poor software choice. Here is a list of options and aspects you ought to consider when choosing the right school administration software.

  1. Consider Grade and School Level
  2. Take Backup and Security Functions into Account
  3. Don't Forget Remote Access and Networking Capabilities
  4. Consider Student and Faculty Sizes

Free School Administration Software Options

In order to aid in cost reduction while still maintaining order on the technology front, there are plenty of free school administration software options to choose from. Here are the seven free and open-source school administration software platforms, listed in alphabetical order.

These software options were chosen because they all include standard capabilities that you would expect from school administration software such as attendance tracking and class time table creation.

  1. Fedena
  2. feKara
  3. Gibbon
  4. OpenSIS Open Source
  5. School Time
  6. SchoolTool
  7. TS School

As for other software and tools, the Capterra school administration blog is full of recommendations and guides to the newest technology in education. If you enjoyed this piece, be sure to read these other blog posts:

The Top Free Digital Classroom Management Software and Classroom Collaboration Tools

6 School Accounting Software Options That Will Foolproof Your School’s Finances

5 Free and Affordable Software Tools to Manage Your School Events

5 School Calendar Software Tools to Bring Your School Into the 21st Century

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