Skyward Student Management Suite

Skyward Student Management Suite

Software for managing school operations, students, and staff

About Skyward Student Management Suite

Skyward Student Management Suite is a cloud-based student information system designed to help schools manage curriculum, student records, grades, attendance, reporting, and more. The platform automatically stores student data in a centralized repository, enabling multiple users to access the information simultaneously via a unified portal.

Skyward Student Management Suite includes curriculum planning tools that allow educators to create and manage student records, including grades, attendance, events, and more. Its reporting tool enables users to generate detailed reports on any aspect of their school’s operations. Administrators can manage multiple schools and share data with other school districts.

Skyward Student Management Suite's built-in workflow engine lets administrators set up rules and processes for how data is entered, updated, and managed. It also allows school staff members to capture and manage student information electronically during the course of their daily activities.


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4,3 /5
(148)
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Barb
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One stop shop for your student educational needs

Reviewed on 2022/02/28

The best feature to me is that everything is in one place! Having multiple systems to manage makes...

The best feature to me is that everything is in one place! Having multiple systems to manage makes data tracking much more difficult. One system, Skyward, allows our district the ability to have our student data more readily available.

Pros

I have been using Skyward Student Information System for the past 25 years. We have slowly added other features to our portfolio. The Student Services system has worked well for assistance with IEPs for our special education students. Having the ability to track information for due dates, form status, etc. has been wonderful. The ability to have it tied to the student database is terrific because if a family moves, the addresses are automatically reflected in the special education areas. We have use the Enrollment feature for the past 5 years now and it has saved countless hours for staff by allowing them to verify information, instead of having to decipher information and enter it into the system. Parents are able to enroll at any time of the day because it is completed through our website, and doesn't require the family having to find the time to come to the school to enroll. Food Service allows a wanding message to be added for those that have allergies or other health issues, which assists the workers when the students come through the line. With Fee Management and Food Service, parents are able to pay fees or add money to their food service account through Family Access. There are many great features about this product and we are very pleased with the product.

Cons

The 504 Accommodation Plan area is a little cumbersome and doesn't flow quite as nicely as the special education model does, but there are not as clear cut state requirements so product development does not work the same.

Response from Skyward

Thanks for the positive review Barb, and for being such a strong advocate for Skyward. We love hearing from all of our customers, but it's especially great when comments come from long-time customers like you!

Signe
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Easy to track students' grades

Reviewed on 2021/05/07

Skyward makes it very easy for parents to oversee their children's attendance and grades, access...

Skyward makes it very easy for parents to oversee their children's attendance and grades, access their schedules, receive announcements from the school, etc. It's a wonderful portal that helps parents to monitor their kids' education and take proactive steps to stay involved.

Pros

Skyward makes it easy for parents to track their kids' attendance and grades. This has been especially important during the pandemic because the kids have been learning from home for more than a year. When my stepdaughter started slacking off and not logging in to her synchronous classes, we found out very quickly by tracking her attendance through Skyward. This allowed us to address the issue right away, before she missed tons of class and fell really far behind. Similarly, it is easy to see the kids' grades. I know right away if assignments are missing, if they turn in incomplete work, or if they don't do well on a project/test/homework. That way, we can work with them to improve their grades right away rather than waiting until they've fallen so far behind that they can't bring their grades up.

Cons

It isn't always intuitive to use. When you click on "Gradebook," you get an error message that says "Not available when viewing all students." The first time I logged in, I had a hard time figuring out how to view the kids' grades. The menu to select a specific student is hidden at the top of the screen, whereas all the other menus are on the left. It took me forever to find it. Once you figure it out, it's easy -- but the first time, I struggled when trying to access grades.

Response from Skyward

Thank you for your feedback on how Skyward is helping you navigate your stepdaughter's academic progress throughout the pandemic.

Anthony
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  • Industry: Think Tanks
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Piece of Crap

Reviewed on 2021/02/10

I am so glad that my child is a senior this year and I will never have to deal with this substandard...

I am so glad that my child is a senior this year and I will never have to deal with this substandard software package again!

Pros

That I can check my childs grades when I can get into the system

Cons

Every other month I am being told on the app that my password expired and to use a desktop to reset my password. I go to my desktop and it tells me my password is no good to the point where I get locked out. Then I have to contact my school and have them send me a new password reset link. I never saw a software package that didn't give the users the option of selecting "Forgot Password" or "Reset Password" feature. The company says this is for security while they don't even have an option for two factor authentication. How about bringing your code out of the 1900's and creating an option where a school doesn't need 2500 parents contacting them every time they need to change the password!

Response from Skyward

Anthony, we can certainly understand your frustration regarding the password issues. Skyward allows a district to configure security options including several for resetting a user's password and the duration before a password expires.
If you're experiencing issues with your account, we encourage you to reach out to your district. If they need assistance, they can reach out to Skyward Customer Care and Support, and we'd be glad to help.
We are working on adding multi-factor authentication to an upcoming update. This will be configurable at each district.

William
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Skyward Review

Reviewed on 2020/12/11

My overall experience with Skyward has been positive. It is a great tool to enter the students's...

My overall experience with Skyward has been positive. It is a great tool to enter the students's grades. It is also an easy form to communicate with mass amounts of students and their parents (group emails, etc.). Also the academic feedback it provides is very helpful.

Pros

I love the ease in being able to create categories and assignments with this software.

Cons

There are some glitches in the software. For example, in regards to attendance, it is hard for us teachers to adjust the attendance after they have been entered as absent in first period, but they show up later in third period. If they are at school during second period, but are "tardy" to third period, I can't enter their tardy to that particular period because initially they were counted as absent by their first period teacher. This can be problematic at times. The only person at our school that can adjust this would be the secretary. Although this does not happen often, it is a glitch that should be looked into.

Response from Skyward

Thanks for the review William. So good to see Skyward is helping to make your life easier. I'll be sure to pass along your comment regarding attendance to our product management team.

Jacque
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Long-Time User

Reviewed on 2017/01/16

I have used Skyward for many years, so I have seen it evolve. I will tell you this; you get what...

I have used Skyward for many years, so I have seen it evolve. I will tell you this; you get what you pay for. Skyward is top-of-the-line! It will not always be the least expensive software, but it is more than worth the cost!! The software definitely helps customers work smarter not harder. With many of us wearing different hats, we need to find all of the time-saving opportunities we can; Skyward makes that happen! Skyward has many ways to get to the same information, so the ease of use is really in the end-user's hands. There is a plethora of shortcuts that Skyward has provided for the end-user, so no need to get bogged down trying to find programs/areas. Their Customer Service is top-notch. I have never had an issue that was not solved in a timely manner. They are wonderful! I could go on and on where Skyward is concerned. I not only love the software, but I like that the fact that Cliff King and the entire company has a focus on nothing but schools. They are truly concerned about the customer feedback, and they use that to make the software better (although I think it's pretty close to perfect now)!

Pros

The flexibility and multiple ways to achieve the end results we are looking for.

Cons

None!

Response from Skyward

Thanks so much for the kind words, Jacque, and congratulations on your well-deserved recognition as a Leader in Excellence for 2017!

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Skyward Student Management Suite FAQs

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Skyward Student Management Suite offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing is based on a per-student model, tiered by school/district size. Please contact Skyward directly for pricing details.

Skyward Student Management Suite has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Skyward Student Management Suite supports the following languages:

English

Skyward Student Management Suite supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Skyward Student Management Suite offers the following support options:

Chat

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