Gradelink

Gradelink

Cloud-based school administration software

4.8/5 (302 reviews)

Gradelink Overview

Gradelink connects administrators, teachers, parents, and students in one seamless system that elegantly handles all of your grading, attendance, and SIS needs. Enrolling students, tracking grades and attendance, and printing final report cards have never been easier. And with Gradelink’s centralized design, information only needs to be entered once before becoming instantly available school wide.

Gradelink works entirely online through your web browser. Staff members can work from school, home or anywhere internet access is available. You don’t need any special hardware or software, and Gradelink runs on Macs, PCs, and tablets.

Parents and students can access grades, conduct, performance, teacher comments and upcoming assignments online. Automatic Grade Monitoring allows parents to receive email alerts about their child’s current progress.

All Gradelink accounts are protected by a secure login. Your school’s data gets backed up and archived off-site daily. Even if your PC fails or is stolen, data remains safe at Gradelink.

We take customer support seriously. From the first time you call us, through training, to any issues that arise, we’re here to help you each step of the way with clear, responsive phone and email support included in your plan.

Pricing

Starting from
US$92,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, China, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United States

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Gradelink Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
98% positive reviews
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Laurentiu M.

Great platform for school management, grades etc

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/16
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent, we were very happy with it

Pros

The software is fully featured, and offers a lot of bells-and-whistles within the basic package (attendance, grades, email messaging, discipline, GPA, reports, report-cards generation, contact info, emergency info, medical records info etc.). For a moderate price, you can add a few more features (e.g. unlimited text messaging, parent/student registration etc). The platform is very intuitive and allows a lot of customization (grade periods, grade scale, weighted grading, own discipline and attendance system etc). Support is well rounded, with a lot of online instructional materials (video and text) and phone support is very responsive. Another nice thing is that you can open simultaneously several accounts (admin, teacher, etc) in the same browser, and it has good security measures (accounts can be blocked by admin, you know who signed last and when, accounts get locked after third wrong singnin attempt etc).

Cons

The overall aspect is outdated, the colors are bleak, the whole system looks old school. Also, it behaves weirdly when averaging periods and grades (sometimes), you don't know exactly how it's done.

Response from Gradelink

We've worked hard to make Gradelink as useful as possible, so it's gratifying to see how much your school community is accomplishing with it, Laurentiu! An update of the interface is on our to-do list, so stay tuned. And, if you haven't already, please talk with your support rep about averaging periods and grades so we get that figured out.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Portia G.

Gradelink for Schools is awesome.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/11
Review Source: Capterra

Gradelink makes our operation completely automated and allows to admin to access student information efficiently. The less paper in our work environment the better.

Pros

This software allows our admin and teachers to work smarter not harder. The the software is utilized the easier it becomes to start a new school year because so much info carries over. The information that parents and students have is presented differently because each user has a different goal for using the software. Gradelink makes it easy to integrate all aspects of the education environment into one easy to use vehicle.

Cons

The software does not allow users to edit and input their own personal information. There fore keeping up on ever-changing hone numbers and even teacher info is a challenge. The information from previous years is not as easy to access. It is accessible though.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Barbara P.

Answer to a small school's needs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/13
Review Source: Capterra

I have been very satisfied with Gradelink, from usability to customer service when there is a question or concern. The staff is always polite and efficient. I would like to see some of the"extras" included in our package, simply from a budgetary perspective. We are a little school, your tuition/fees program looks excellent, I would like to see if it more effective that what we are using now. I highly recommend Gradelink and have spoken to other administrators about our success with the program.

Pros

I needed a program that would be easy to implement, easy to use, and affordable. After reviewing a number of SIS programs, Gradelink met the needs of the school. Having the program for five years I have found new staff members are able to jump in quickly, parents love the ease of communication and availability of attendance, grades, and comments concerning their children. We also use the "news" page to keep parents up to date with reminders and current events. I use the program for snow cancellation and delays, as well as blast informational emails to our community, including alumni.

Cons

There are still a couple of pieces of information that take me time to access, including a quick attendance report on an individual student or a readable transcript that is inclusive of attendance, but a part of that might be my lack of knowledge. Customer service has been excellent in helping us customize report cards, something we could not do independently. Some of the staff is still reluctant to use the planning program to its full capacity, I'm not sure if there is an overarching reason or merely a comfortability learning curve.

Response from Gradelink

We love hearing how well Gradelink fits your needs, Barbara, so thanks for sharing! We're always happy to help and there's no charge for training and support so please contact your support rep for assistance on anything from lesson plans to attendance reports. Or click on the question mark icon at the top of the screen in Gradelink for tons of invaluable information, including articles, screenshots and videos.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Aimee R.

I love Gradelink!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/13
Review Source: Capterra

We have found Gradelink to be superior to other SIS programs we've used in the past. The cost is more practical and there are very few glitches. It works well across PC and Mac platforms.

Pros

I love the ease of use, functionality, and cost of this software. However the part I like MOST is the customer service. Whenever we have a question or issue, Gradelink customer service/technical support representatives are helpful and friendly.

Cons

The only part of Gradelink that I don't love is the lesson planning feature. It is sufficient, and I could easily get by using that module. However, I prefer the flexibility of another lesson planning product.

Response from Gradelink

You made the support team's day, Aimee! We're always looking for ways to improve Gradelink, so please send a note to [email protected] to let us know what changes you'd like to see in lesson plans.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Debbie H.

Gradelink does what we need!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/13
Review Source: Capterra

We've solved communication problems and group texting as well as phone calls with the program. Our overall experience has been positive. Gradelink has been very responsive to any concerns we have had.

Pros

Gradelink has been user friendly and provides us with all that we need to store our student information and communicate with our families at a reasonable price. The customer service has been great. It is easy for us to call and get help if we get confused or don't understand an aspect of the program. We do not need to set aside days to do teacher training. The program is simple enough that brief training sessions and video links are all we need to train new teachers. Ease of enrollment and re-enrollment are nice as well.

Cons

At times, I would like more features, such as digital sign in for our preschool and aftercare. They have a program for that, but it is not what we need, so we will wait patiently for the program to be perfected! :)

When parents enroll, we have found that they can skip certain answers by just putting in a space or a letter, for example. We would like for that feature to some how be fixed.

Response from Gradelink

Thank you for a great review, Debbie! We always appreciate feedback from our schools to let us know what's working well and what could use improvement.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Gradelink Pricing

Starting from
US$92,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Number of students:

0-50: $92 per month, per school
51-100: $126 per month, per school
101-150: $161 per month, per school
151-200: $184 per month, per school
201-250: $207 per month, per school
250+ Contact for pricing

Gradelink Features

  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customizable Branding
  • Learning Management
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Gradelink

Key features of Gradelink

  • Automated billing
  • Centralized student information database
  • Class scheduling
  • Customizable report cards
  • Discipline/behavior tracking
  • Districts & dioceses
  • Email blast
  • Export/import school data
  • Lesson plans
  • Medical records
  • Periodic reporting
  • Renaissance integration
  • School & class calendars
  • Staff & student portals
  • Standards-based grading
  • State reporting
  • Student/parent access control
  • Teacher gradebooks
  • Teacher pages/school news boards
  • Tuition & lunch billing

Benefits

• Powerful, informative SIS/administrative tools

• Comprehensive financial and billing features

• Integrated gradebooks and lesson plans

• Beautiful, easily-produced report cards

• Flexible, centralized attendance tracking

• Secure, up-to-date online parent access

• Effortless communication tools

• Mobile app for students and parents

Gradelink FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Gradelink.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Gradelink offer?

Gradelink offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$92,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Number of students:

0-50: $92 per month, per school
51-100: $126 per month, per school
101-150: $161 per month, per school
151-200: $184 per month, per school
201-250: $207 per month, per school
250+ Contact for pricing

Q. What are the main features of Gradelink?

Gradelink offers the following features:

  • Automated billing
  • Centralized student information database
  • Class scheduling
  • Customizable report cards
  • Discipline/behavior tracking
  • Districts & dioceses
  • Email blast
  • Export/import school data
  • Lesson plans
  • Medical records
  • Periodic reporting
  • Renaissance integration
  • School & class calendars
  • Staff & student portals
  • Standards-based grading
  • State reporting
  • Student/parent access control
  • Teacher gradebooks
  • Teacher pages/school news boards
  • Tuition & lunch billing

Q. Who are the typical users of Gradelink?

Gradelink has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Gradelink support?

Gradelink supports the following languages:

English, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Gradelink offer?

Gradelink has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Gradelink support mobile devices?

Gradelink supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Gradelink integrate with?

Gradelink integrates with the following applications:

Office 365, PaySimple, Schoology

Q. What level of support does Gradelink offer?

Gradelink offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials