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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    PowerSchool SIS

    84%
    PowerSchool Student Information System ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Hero, by Schoolmint is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • PowerSchool Student Information System is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    97%
    28 Ratings
    8.7

    PowerSchool SIS

    87%
    32 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    91%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    73%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    87%
    10 Ratings
    8.5

    PowerSchool SIS

    85%
    24 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    91%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Schoolmint (Hero K12)

    Hero is a great time saver for any busy school administrator. Students are able to use technology to earn positive points and also track and manage their own discipline. It is user-friendly and adaptable to the specific needs of the school. I love writing my own tracking codes and setting the action thresholds.
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    PowerSchool Group LLC

    PowerSchool Student Information System is a cool software that can be highly recommended to anyone who is living in the educational management space. It is proven that this software can reduce your manual workload massively if you use it right. Plus it is really worth the price you pay. Especially if you are in the administrative field, this software will help you to minimize manual efforts put into student registrations, staffing recruitment, and main resource management processes.
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    Pros

    Schoolmint (Hero K12)

    • Allows ALL students to earn points at the push of a button.
    • Connects with infinite Campus so student schedules and info are always accurate on the Hero site.
    • Allows teachers to create their own groups for after school programs or even small groups in their classrooms.
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    PowerSchool Group LLC

    • PowerSchool houses student or staff information that can be easily accessed by those teachers and administrators who need the information. This allows everyone to go to one place to access information.
    • Parents can view their child's grades at any time with their protected login on a parent portal. This allows teachers to keep parents informed and involved in their child's progress at school. When everyone works together it increases our students' chance for success.
    • PowerSchool offers videos to train new users. When we have new employees, the videos can be accessed at any time the employee needs as opposed to them waiting for someone to help them.
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    Cons

    Schoolmint (Hero K12)

    • Hero had the Hero Homeroom where teachers could collaborate and receive rewards but that was discontinued. I think that a similar reward system for those who are supposed to be inputting information would be helpful, where consistency for the required input is rewarded. For example: teachers were to be recording points for all their students every period every day - if they received points for completing their input & could then choose to spend those points on rewards that would help encourage participation to make it more successful overall.
    • Too hands-off in making sure that implementation is as successful as possible.
    • Too techie for non-tech savvy people.
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    PowerSchool Group LLC

    • Does not consistently communicate with related software such as Illuminate for Special Education Students.
    • Drop down menus frequently refresh as data is entered which slows down the user's ability to enter information.
    • Icons are sometimes unclear and not easily understandable. Word labels for some items might be more effective.
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    Pricing Details

    Hero, by Schoolmint

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Hero, by Schoolmint editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      PowerSchool SIS

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      PowerSchool SIS editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Schoolmint (Hero K12)

        It is a great product
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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        We would be starting over at square one if we did not continue our PowerSchool subscription. We do not have a program in a place that would take its place.
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        Usability

        Schoolmint (Hero K12)

        again. for the day to day usage, adding points is a bit of a chore but I keep doing it because the students respond
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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        Great features, but it can feel very cumbersome at times
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        Support Rating

        Schoolmint (Hero K12)

        Someone is always available. I like being able to call, chat, or email as needed. There are also a lot of tutorials and webinars provided. Hero does a good job of providing tools for onboarding new users and customers as well. It is easy to find whatever information you are looking for.
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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        Overall, I have not had to use support for PowerSchool Student Information System because our school district gives us training in each area in which we will be utilizing PowerSchool Student Information System. In terms of in-user support, I feel that there is mild to moderate user support that is built into PowerSchool SIS.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Schoolmint (Hero K12)

        We used a tardy tracking system a couple years ago but it wasn't as efficient as Hero. It did not keep track of any positive behaviors. I don't remember the name of the system but I know it only focused on the negative behaviors and giving out consequences for those negative behaviors.
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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        I have heard good things for Infinite Campus and Skyward. I would [evaluate] each of them and see what fits your needs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and so picking the right one for your needs is important. PowerSchool [Student Information System] does have some great features, but lacks some fundamental reports and functions to make it top notch.
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        Return on Investment

        Schoolmint (Hero K12)

        • Definitely worth the money. The kids are happy, they're using the program as often as they can, and they appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for their good behavior.
        • We've been able to sustain a store, and that's super awesome. I know we wouldn't be able to without the help of Hero and the ways in which we keep the hype.
        • I think I need more help with teacher adoption. We have a lot of initiatives at our school, so we're trying to take on a little more than we can chew at this point. We're getting there though!
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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        • It has created shortcuts for all staff members, saving us time.
        • In creating shortcuts and combining many different systems into one, it is saving our school money.
        • It has created a safety net for teachers because grades and student information is stored electronically, which means teachers not having to worry about losing or misplacing their grade books.
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