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Student Management Systems

Best Student Management Systems

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Student Management Systems Overview

What Are Student Management Systems?

A student management system (also known as a student information system or SIS) helps a school manage data, communications, and scheduling.


A school system generates and uses a large amount of data. This data must be communicated appropriately to students, faculty, and parents. A student management system helps schools to store, manage, and distribute this information.


Some student management systems are designed to serve all of a school’s data management needs. Other student management systems are specialized. These specialized solutions target specific needs, such as school applications or student behavior tracking.

Student Management Systems Features & Capabilities

Basic Features

Most vendors of student management software provide:

  • Student information storage, including grades and attendance

  • Faculty management

  • Report generation

  • Tool-assisted scheduling

  • Access portals for students and parents

  • Enrollment or registration management

  • Medical and health management

  • State compliance assistance

Extended Features

Some vendors offer a suite products that expand the feature set of their base product. These products may add:

  • Web page creation and hosting

  • File distribution and communication between teachers and students

  • Mass communication management, including SMS and email

  • Budgeting and billing assistance

Pricing Information

Pricing for student management systems varies greatly depending on the size and needs of the school. Additionally, student management system vendors rarely release pricing information. Speak to a vendor to get a detailed estimate for your needs.


Some vendors offer per-student pricing. This pricing model may be per month or per year. Per-month prices may range from under $2.00 per student to over $10.00 per student. Per-year prices may exceed $20.00 per student.


Other vendors offer monthly subscriptions to their software without a per-student fee. Depending on the capabilities of the software, prices may range from under $10.00 per month to over $1,000.00 per month.

Student Management Products

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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions is a unified student management system for K–12 private schools. Blackbaud Enrollment Management System™ (formerly onBoard®): Blackbaud Enrollment Management System gives schools and families the ability to track admissions progress from inquiry through ac...

Hero

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28 Ratings

Hero is student behavior management software for K-12 schools and districts, from Schoolmint. Hero's goal is to enable consistent redirection of negative behavior, reinforcement of positive behavior and communication between educators, students, parents, and administrators across classrooms schoo...

PowerSchool Student Information System

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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 ...

Skyward Student Management System

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Skyward, headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, offers the Skyward Student Management System, a k-12 student information system which provides classroom tools (e.g. gradebook, attendance tracking, etc), Family Engagement tools with portal, as well as admin and student services task management.

13 Ratings

Infinite Campus headquartered in Blaine offers their student information system (SIS) to educational institutions, boasting onboarding support, parent and student portal, grade book and academic planner, and access to the platform's inbuilt LMS Campus Learning.

4 Ratings

eSchoolPLUS is a student information system for managing student demographics, grades, scheduling & attendance, discipline & report cards, and other information in k-12. eSchoolPLUS was developed by Sungard K-12 Education which was acquired by PowerSchool in March 2017. It is now owned an...

Campus Management Corp ofers CampusNexus Student, the company's flagship student information system (SIS) featuring automated tuition and financial aid management, academic and enrollment management features, curriculum management, and student progression towards graduation tracking, among other ...

Jenzabar now offers SONIS, a student information system (SIS) oriented around the needs of smaller higher education institutions. Jenzabar supports the former SONISWEB product since its acquisition of original developer RJM Systems in 2015.

1 Ratings

inRESONANCE, a Community Brands company, offers their student management platform to independent schools, which includes basic parent-teacher communication support features along with registration and enrollment support, billing, interactive website, and also general fundraising, gift and pledge ...

1 Ratings

SchoolSpeak, a Community Brands company, offers an elementary, middle school, or preschool school management system oriented around the needs of private entities, offering student information management, performance tracking and grade book, student and family data repository, calendar with announ...