Skyward Student Management Suite

Skyward Student Management Suite

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Software for managing school operations, students, and staff

About Skyward Student Management Suite

Skyward's Student Management Suite is a cloud-based student information system that helps schools manage curriculum, student records, grades, attendance, reporting, and more. The platform stores student data in a centralized repository, so multiple users can access the information simultaneously via a unified portal.

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

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


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Overall rating

4.3 /5
(148)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Carlos
Carlos
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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

Skyward School Management Review

Reviewed on 2020/02/06

Skyward is a fantastic program and quite simply I cannot imagine doing my job without it. It helps...

Skyward is a fantastic program and quite simply I cannot imagine doing my job without it. It helps with decision making both at the school and admin level, giving decision-makers the data they need to get the job done.

Pros

*Skyward has an excellent report making system and it's practically limited by the creativity of the user. I have not experienced a case where there was not a report created for something I needed. Best of all reports can be shared by other users and you can learn a lot by how others use their reports.

*Improve business process agility.

*Enhanced decision making.

*Surprisingly easy to teach.

Cons

Skyward has a very high learning curve. I would not recommend someone start using it without at least a couple of hours of training. I received 10 before starting it on the job and that was just scratching the surface. It's a complex program and users should be adequately trained for it. Managers need to know that it's not something can be self-taught. There are training manuals for it but it's best learned when trained by experience users.

Response from Skyward

Thank you for the great comments Carlos. We hear from a lot of customers who share your views on the value of our reports. As for the learning curve, we agree that training is critical to getting the most from Skyward and many customers tell us the investment they made in PD made their move to Skyward much smoother.

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!

Noel
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Skyward dog water

Reviewed on 2023/12/07

Pros

It has lots of features and ships with a mobile app and website. It also has a domain and total control of all data.

Cons

Horrible UI, bad graphics and design, slow and clunky, features that just don’t work, overpriced

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Response from Skyward

We’re sorry to hear you are not enjoying Skyward. Many people find using our resources, like the Family and Employee Access Toolkits and Professional Development Center, to be a helpful way to learn the system and get more value from it.

Signe
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • 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.

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.

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Skyward Student Management Suite FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Skyward Student Management Suite.

Skyward Student Management Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$30,000.00/year
  • 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)

We do not have any information about what integrations Skyward Student Management Suite has

Skyward Student Management Suite offers the following support options:

Chat

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