PowerSchool Student Information System vs. Securly Classroom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PowerSchool SIS
Score 7.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The PowerSchool Student Information System covers administrative needs, such as scheduling, attendance, reporting, data management, faculty management, emergency/medical and health management, registration, and more for K-12 schools and districts. It is easy to use and boasts an industry-leading gradebook, PowerTeacher Pro. Users enjoy a fully web-based SIS that is flexible, configurable, and scalable with real-time updates on any operating system, browser or device.N/A
Securly Classroom
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Securly Classroom gives teachers management over all Chromebooks in the classroom through a web-based console allowing them to guide, monitor, and communicate with students. Get class started quickly by pushing sites to student devices, keep them on task with web lock and custom blacklists, communicate discreetly with students with hand-raise and chat features, and keep an eye on things with screen and tab views, and students’ browsing histories.N/A
Pricing
PowerSchool Student Information SystemSecurly Classroom
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowerSchool SISSecurly Classroom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
PowerSchool Student Information SystemSecurly Classroom
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
PowerSchool Student Information System
8.5
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Securly Classroom
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Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support7.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
PowerSchool Student Information SystemSecurly Classroom
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Jenzabar ONE
Jenzabar ONE
Score 9.5 out of 10
Jenzabar ONE
Jenzabar ONE
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
PowerSchool Student Information SystemSecurly Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(32 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.5
(12 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowerSchool Student Information SystemSecurly Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Securly
As stated earlier it is very well suited to monitor computer use in the classroom and for virtual learning. The ability to send links to students who have trouble opening them is helpful, especially when students are home and don't have a teacher present to help. It is also helpful with its individual chat rooms where students can communicate privately with the teacher.
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Pros
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
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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Likelihood to Renew
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
PowerSchool Group LLC
Great features, but it can feel very cumbersome at times
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Support Rating
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
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
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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ScreenShots

PowerSchool SIS Screenshots

Screenshot of Student attendanceScreenshot of Standards-based gradingScreenshot of At-risk dashboardScreenshot of Parent view of student schedule

Securly Classroom Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard ViewScreenshot of Customize your student's iOS experienceScreenshot of Classroom Management - Screen ViewScreenshot of Classroom ManagementScreenshot of Classroom ManagementScreenshot of iOS Application Management