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Help your school fulfill its mission with easy-to-use software that saves time and improves enrollment. Loved by administrators, teachers and parents worldwide. Backed by an award-winning support team. Get started 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

Classe365

by Classe365

Classe365 is a cloud based Unified Education Institution Management & Student Information System for Schools, Colleges & Universities. Learn more about Classe365

Classe365 is a cloud based Unified Education Institution Management & Student Information System for Schools, Colleges & Universities. Learn more about Classe365

FamilyID

by FamilyID

The leader in secure online registration for schools, camps, clubs, museums, studios and more. Learn more about FamilyID

The leader in secure online registration for schools, camps, clubs, museums, studios and more. Learn more about FamilyID

iGradePlus

by Corvus Engineering

An affordable, easy-to-use, web-based gradebook and school management system offering a wide array of features for individual teachers, schools and districts. Features include student, class, and grade management, attendance and behavior tracking, custom report generation, and extensive student and parent communication features. Individual web portal accounts for students and parents are included with certain subscriptions at no additional cost. Learn more about iGradePlus

Web-based gradebook and school management system for individual teachers, schools, and districts. Learn more about iGradePlus

ParentLocker

by ParentLocker

Integrated web-based PK-12 school management and communications software to manage and streamline all aspects of school administration. Learn more about ParentLocker

Integrated web-based PK-12 school management and communications software to manage and streamline all aspects of school administration. Learn more about ParentLocker

FreshSchools

by FreshSchools

A school communication and fundraising app that provides everything schools and PTA needs to engage parents, track events, and more. Learn more about FreshSchools

A school communication and fundraising app that provides everything schools and PTA needs to engage parents, track events, and more. Learn more about FreshSchools

Team App

by Team App

Team App is a platform that allows teams, clubs and associations to improve communication by creating their own smartphone app. Learn more about Team App

Team App is a platform that allows teams, clubs and associations to improve communication by creating their own smartphone app. Learn more about Team App

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

For tracking parent commitment hours and student graduation hours! We made it simple to make sure they ACTUALLY track hours. Students and parents have access to their own dashboard to view and export their hours, how much of their goal they've achieved and sign up for events. This allows the Organizer to focus on rewarding those who have hit their requirement, creating/inviting others to events, running reports, and verifying hours submitted. Learn more about Volunteer Time Tracking

For tracking parent commitment hours and student graduation hours! We made it simple to make sure they ACTUALLY track their hours. Learn more about Volunteer Time Tracking

A web-based app for teachers with all the features they need to connect, communicate and coordinate with parents. Learn more about Bloomz

A web-based app for teachers with all the features they need to connect, communicate and coordinate with parents. Learn more about Bloomz

AdminOnline

by AdminOnline

Takes away invoicing, communication and admin headaches, helping you keep your hand on your business/school. Learn more about AdminOnline

Takes away invoicing, communication and admin headaches, helping you keep your hand on your business/school. Learn more about AdminOnline

We developed BoardDocs for the specific needs of K-12 school systems. BoardDocs has helped over 2,000 organizations dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and reduce time-of-staff by up to 75%. Because our solutions are so easy to use, your organization will operate more effectively from day one. BoardDocs allows organizations to significantly improve the way they create and manage board packets, access information, and conduct meetings. Learn more about BoardDocs

You should expect more from your public school board management software. Save time and money by switching to BoardDocs. Learn more about BoardDocs

Computer Resources is the developer of the MMS Student Information Platform, a complete Student Information System for K-12 schools. With products and services that focus on creating better learning environments, Computer Resources is the solution for data management for scheduling, grading, reporting, family engagement, and real-time data visualization. Integrates with more than 250 popular applications, including those for cafeteria management, emergency notification services, and many more. Learn more about MMS Student Information Platform

The MMS Student Information Platform consists of data management software for K-12 schools and districts. Self-hosted or SaaS. Learn more about MMS Student Information Platform

Child care registration and program management made easy. Learn more about Eleyo

Child care registration and program management made easy. Learn more about Eleyo

SMART

by School Management & Record Tracking

School Management; SAP Tracking; Time Clocks; Student Portal; Accrediting, Federal, and State agency compliance reporting with a click Learn more about SMART

School Management; SAP Tracking; Time Clocks; Student Portal; Accrediting, Federal, and State agency compliance reporting with a click Learn more about SMART

School Diary

by uFony Services

500+ International schools are leveraging School Diary to go paperless for their internal school management and take parent engagement Learn more about School Diary

500+ International schools are leveraging School Diary to go paperless for their internal school management and take parent engagement Learn more about School Diary

OptionC

by OptionC

OptionC's Catholic-focused school management system provides an all-in-one solution for schools and diocesan offices across the country Learn more about OptionC

OptionC's Catholic-focused school management system provides an all-in-one solution for schools and diocesan offices across the country Learn more about OptionC

ClassReach

by DeyoGroup

ClassReach is a school management software that allows users to manage assignments, reports, calendars, grades, and more. Learn more about ClassReach

ClassReach is a school management software that allows users to manage assignments, reports, calendars, grades, and more. Learn more about ClassReach

Web based School Management Program designed to involve all members of the school community in the educational process. Learn more about SchoolFront for K-12

Web based School Management Program designed to involve all members of the school community in the educational process. Learn more about SchoolFront for K-12

MemberHub

by MemberHub

MemberHub allows organizations, schools and businesses to share a private online site where members can communicate and collaborate. Learn more about MemberHub

MemberHub allows organizations, schools and businesses to share a private online site where members can communicate and collaborate. Learn more about MemberHub

QManager

by Mobile Queue Technologies

Dismissal app for pre-schools, Child Care Centers and after school programs with sign in/sign out plus traffic management features. Learn more about QManager

Dismissal app for pre-schools, Child Care Centers and after school programs with sign in/sign out plus traffic management features. Learn more about QManager

Bluepulse Live Formative Feedback software puts improvement at the fingertips of every administrator and teacher within your institution by facilitating 2-way anonymous communication with students, and by getting the feedback they need instantly to support the student learning experience. Learn more about Bluepulse

Bluepulse Live Formative Feedback software helps you engage students and teachers in continuously improving the learning experience. Learn more about Bluepulse

Modern cloud-based student information management system for higher education suitable for smaller institutions and start-ups Learn more about College Office

Modern cloud-based student information management system for higher education suitable for smaller institutions and start-ups Learn more about College Office

Pappaya

by Pappaya

Pappaya Education CRM/ERP is a world class system built specifically for Educational institution hosted part of AWS. Learn more about Pappaya

Pappaya Education CRM/ERP is a world class system built specifically for Educational institution hosted part of AWS. Learn more about Pappaya

Classter

by Vertitech

A robust single-platform school management solution offering a holistic approach in education. Learn more about Classter

A robust single-platform school management solution offering a holistic approach in education. Learn more about Classter

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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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