Is PowerSchool the right choice...
February 20, 2021

Is PowerSchool the right choice...

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

We use PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS as our SIS system across the school district to track student demographics, attendance, and grades. All information that need to be reported to the state department of education is tracked through this platform. It helps us to have a mostly one place stop to look for information and data on our students.
  • Ease of entering information once familiar with platform.
  • One stop shop for information.
  • Customer service is easy to access to help in situations.
  • It can be difficult to find information when first beginning with it.
  • It can take many steps to perform one task.
  • Can run slowly on certain networks.
  • Access to information.
  • Tools accessible based on role in district.
  • Can be difficult to use in the beginning.
PowerSchool is more user friendly when compared to Blackbaud, even with the need to learn the steps and where things are located. It was easy for me to move from using one system in a previous district to using PowerSchool in another district.

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Would you buy PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS again?


We utilize PowerSchool every day in our classrooms for inputting data on our students regarding attendance and grades. We also use it to retrieve student information needed for various situations. The longer with use this platform, the easier it becomes us it and to know exactly where to go to find what we are needing.

Evaluating PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS and Competitors

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It had the ability to store and input the information we were looking for in our district.
We would follow our same process as it is what we do for all products with being the largest school district in our state.

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS Reliability

There are days when PowerSchool can be very slow when loading. You definitely have to make sure you have the bandwidth in your district to run the platform appropriately.
This would be the same reasoning as in the previous question. It is all about having enough bandwidth to run it across your district and buildings.
Reports do run in a reasonable amount of time based upon the number of entries you are working with. You are also able to continue working on other areas while the report is being created so your device is not tied up during this process.