Student Management Systems
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
Most vendors of student management software provide:
Student information storage, including grades and attendance
Access portals for students and parents
Enrollment or registration management
Medical and health management
State compliance assistance
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 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 Systems Products
Blackbaud offers a unified student management system that helps K-12 private schools stay competitive, innovative, and sustainable. onBoard Enrollment Management: Connecting all aspects of your admissions and re-enrollment process, onBoard, gives schools and families the ability to track progress...
Hero is student behavior management software for K-12 schools and districts. 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 school and...
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, 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.
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.
Boardingware, headquartered in Auckland, offers their student management system for boarding schools, built around managing the needs particular to boarding schools, such as student care and student tracking.
Veracross is a student information system and has several modules, including Admission, Academics, Development, etc. all sharing a single database.
FACTS Student Information System (formerly RenWeb) is a Student Information System with a broad range of capabilities. It handles admissions, student information, billing, report cards, grading, attendance, and parent access, among others. FACTS is a property of Nelnet Business Solutions.
Rediker's Administrator's Plus is a cloud-based PK-12 student information system that handles attendance, report cards, schedule building, discipline, and billing.
Ellucian offers Banner Student, a student management system emphasizing control and reporting of process-oriented facets of education such as grading and attendance.
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...
Tyler Technologies offers Tyler SIS, a suite of school and student management applications, including online student registration, school inventory management, Classroom 360 mobile accessible student information management for teachers, Student 360 with portal for grades, announcements, and...
Edupoint Educational Systems offers the Synergy Education Platform, a K-12 integrated student information management and LMS, featuring grade and attendance management, RTI and special education, mobile app and parent engagement, and other features.
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 and...
Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions is a student management system option.
Blackbaud Smart Tuition is a tuition management application providing student parents with online account access, online payment processing, a mobile app, and other features.
School Time is a school management system. It is ERP designed for real time access across all devices. Enabled with electronic payment integrations, School Time allows students and parents to pay all types of fees online using a credit card or net banking.
SeniorSystems School Management Software is a product suite containing Admissions, Business Office, Registrar, Alumni Development, Summer School; and additional modules.
Ravenna Solutions, a Community Brands company, offers the Ravenna Student Information System offering capabilities around admissions, collaboration, analytics and other functions for K-12 private schools.
Ellucian offers PowerCampus supports tracking of enrollment and recruitment trends, tracks tuition bills, and is generally oriented towards managing the business aspects of education in addition to grades and transcripts.
Gradebook aims to help schools fulfill their mission and improve student outcomes with easy-to-use gradebook & SIS software that saves time. Cloud-enabled, standards-ready, with integrated lesson plans. According to the vendor, report card time has never been this easy.
Eduspot, a Community Brands company offers a suite of K-12 student management applications including BehaviorWatch student event (e.g. grades) management application, the Teachers2Parents secure text and communication system, the SchoolMoney payment or tuition processing app, and finally the...
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...
Senior Systems, a Community Brands company since 2016, offers their school management system oriented around the needs of K-12 private and independent schools, including the modular Ascendance database for student data and admissions management (among other ancillary features), and the Radius...
TADS, a Community Brands company, offers their billing & tuition management and financial aid assessment applications supporting the admissions and enrollment operations of schools and organizations. TADS also offers the Educate student management platform, offered as a relatively simple and...