About PowerSchool SIS

Provide Critical Flexibility:
Provide robust capabilities with adaptability to support in-person, remote, and hybrid learning needs—from flexible scheduling and attendance to customizable fields, pages, and more.

Join a Large Support Community:
Collaborate with a worldwide community of active, engaged users through online forums, videos, user groups, and regional and national training events designed to improve education operations.

Simplify State Compliance Reporting:
Use pre-built reports or easily build your own. Submit state or provincial compliance reporting online with confidence knowing our reporting team stays on top of the latest changes to ensure maximum school funding.

Increase Real-time Engagement:
Offer convenient access to grades, progress, and responsibilities—right from the PowerSchool Mobile app or the online parent and student portals—to keep families engaged and students accountable.

Provide Peace of Mind With Secure Data:
Keep your data safe, protected, and accessible with our dedicated team of security and compliance experts and optional hosting delivered through Microsoft Azure cloud-based technology. PowerSchool holds ISO 27001:2013 certification and PowerSchool SIS undergoes annual SOC 2 compliance audits.

Improve Connectivity Between Core Systems:
Extend your functionality through the interoperability of PowerSchool SIS and other PowerSchool solutions, and an extensive network of partners for widescale compatibility—including industry initiatives like Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) and Ed-Fi.

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Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to PowerSchool SIS

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PowerSchool SIS Software - The PowerSchool SIS start page allows you to quickly and easily find the student you need, access data summary reports, and more.
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PowerSchool SIS Software - The PowerSchool SIS start page allows you to quickly and easily find the student you need, access data summary reports, and more.

Features

Total features of PowerSchool SIS: 6

  • Admissions Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Gradebook
  • Library Management
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Report Cards

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(133)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Aaron
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PowerSchool Helps Schools Stay Organized

Reviewed on 06/10/2020

PowerSchool Student Information System had been a great tool overall. Tech-inclined teachers will...

PowerSchool Student Information System had been a great tool overall. Tech-inclined teachers will find ways to make it work for them and save time will special features. Other teachers will find the layout easy to navigate and use with just a little bit of training. They are also regularly pushing out new features, so that is nice to see as well.

Pros

PowerSchool is an easy to use system. I have used it for over 3 years, but I felt comfortable with it after just a few days. The things you will use it for every day as a teacher (attendance and lunch count) are right there on the front page and easy to use. I can enter my attendance and lunch counts in probably about 20 seconds.

The grading part is also easy to use. You can fill in grades and comments for all students as a timesaver. The fill comment can even be used to add each students individual name...which is a nice feature.

Cons

When the report cards print, they have a fairly basic set up. This might be something that is adjustable at the district level. I have seen other report cards look a little more professional- adding things like a school image.

Ed
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Good but too much for us

Reviewed on 09/06/2020

It was good working with PowerSchool, but we switched to an easier format and one that we could...

It was good working with PowerSchool, but we switched to an easier format and one that we could alter to fit our needs.

Pros

Plenty of applications to use with our school.

Cons

Too difficult to work for our small school. All the options just got in the way and caused confusion.

Alternatives Considered

Gradelink and Alma

Reasons for Choosing PowerSchool SIS

It was too difficult to use for our small school and we needed something that could fit our needs.

Reasons for Switching to PowerSchool SIS

We chose it at first and then ended up with Alma.
Audrey
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Least intuitive Student Information System I have used in 12 years of teaching

Reviewed on 18/01/2020

It is counter-intuitive. Please study other models before rolling out the next version.

It is counter-intuitive. Please study other models before rolling out the next version.

Pros

I like that it updates the students every time I input a grade (after I hit "save"). That is motivational for students.

Cons

Please note that the cons that exist here are features that exist in almost every other SIS that I have used in my experience and prevent me from using this efficiently. Not in order: 1) I cannot toggle between the first quarter, second quarter, and semester exam. The semester exam is not even there. 2) If I want to input the same grade for an assignment for all students, there isn't a code where I can fill down or copy a score from one student to the rest. 3) The assignments automatically default to percent-based, so if I put a 10 out of 10, it comes out as 10%, and I have to remember to select "points" instead of percent. 4) If multiple classes have the exact same assignment but a different point-amount or dates, I cannot change particular features of that assignment for that class, once the assignment is created. 5) There is no symbol that calculates as a 0 but is a notification for absentees. Instead, they see the 0 (even if I have the green absentee symbol next to it), and automatically think, "That's it." It demotivates students, even if I repeatedly remind them they can make it up if they were absent. Other programs use "Z" for this feature. 6) I cannot press tab between columns. 7) The bar on the right with the number pad, student information, etc., that appears when inputting grades, takes up too much room, especially if I am splitting my screen between PowerSchool and a spreadsheet. Those are the top cons, but there are more.

Shazia
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PowerSchool is the most powerful SIS in the market that will help save both your storage and...

Reviewed on 06/05/2022

We have been using PowerSchool SIS in our school since 3 years as a solution to the COVID pandemic....

We have been using PowerSchool SIS in our school since 3 years as a solution to the COVID pandemic. To be honest, we had a learning curve in the beginning. However, the tutorials and demos made it easier for us. It has been an all-rounder for us as it has helped both our school and the parents to manage data, save storage and keep track of students.

Pros

PowerSchool SIS has been an easy and intuitive tool for us to manage different types of data and records securely and seamlessly. It is an all-in-one tool for data management and is very fundamental for the functioning of our school. Its wide range of features including attendance, customizability, easy user interface, different student and parent platforms, enhanced parental control, remote mobile application, grading, fees management, and a lot more has helped us in keeping paperless records and reducing work. Lastly, it has various integration options i.e. PowerPack, PowerSchool Ecollect forms, PowerSchool enrollment that we use in our institute to save time as well as resources.

Cons

Theirs nothing much that I dislike about PowerSchool SIS. Although, the user interface can be improved as use of more modern elements would give a better look and it would be easier to navigate. Rest everything is perfect.

Robert
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

PowerSchool

Reviewed on 09/12/2019

We are on our second year, and it seems to be working well. The roll-over and reporting for state...

We are on our second year, and it seems to be working well. The roll-over and reporting for state are handled very nicely.

Pros

This is a very user-friendly Student Information System for schools. The reporting features are great, and special education modules are better than most. They have a great content library as well.

Cons

I did not like the training sessions, and the pricing for these. These are additional expenses, and these sessions are purchased as training hour bundles. They do not roll over each year if they are not used.

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PowerSchool SIS offers the following pricing plans:

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Pricing is per student.

PowerSchool SIS has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

PowerSchool SIS supports the following languages:

English

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PowerSchool SIS offers the following support options:

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