Skyward School Management

Skyward School Management

4.5 / 5 28 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

K-12 public school districts, private schools, and charter schools.

Average Ratings

28 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Skyward
  • Founded 1980

About This Software

Are you ready for a better SIS and ERP experience? Skyward combines technology, community, and leadership to help school districts operate on a higher level. Supporting technology includes a future-ready student information system and a flexible finance/HR business suite.

  • Academic Reporting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio Communication
  • Behavior Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Statements
  • Blank Student Monitors
  • Bookstore Management
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Class Lists
  • Class Loading
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Collaboration
  • Curriculum Management
  • Custom Classroom Layout
  • Customizable User Profiles
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Templates
  • Donor Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Filtered Messaging
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • For Private Schools
  • For Special Education
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Grade Management
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • K-12
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Library Management
  • Limits on Resource Usage
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-School Management
  • Paper-Based Tests
  • Parent Portal
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchasing
  • Randomization of Students
  • Remote Access
  • Report Cards
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Screen Snapshots
  • Self-Instructional Product
  • Set Application Blocks
  • Set Web Blocks
  • Special Education
  • Student Activity Eligibility
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Keyboards Freeze
  • Student Portal
  • Test Building
  • Transcripts
  • Video Support
  • View Student Monitors

Skyward School Management Latest Reviews

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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is my district's 7th year using Skyward. I am the counseling secretary in our high school and work in Student Management. I am also a security manager for our district. Honestly, when we made the transition to Skyward I was very unhappy. I didn't find Skyward to be very user friendly and I wasn't pleased with the customer support response time. Oftentimes I was unable to find a way to make Skyward do what I needed. However, as the years have passed, Skyward has made improvements to the program, I have learned the system better and the customer support live chat option is a huge timesaver. Now, I really enjoy using Skyward. I have the dubious distinction of being our district's "Skyward guru" and I believe I've learned a lot through exploration in my efforts to assist others. When I can't find answers, I know that help is only a live chat away! I would definitely recommend Skyward to other districts.

Pros: Possibly my favorite aspect of Skyward is the ability to dump data directly into Excel. This is a huge timesaver and allows me to manipulate, sort, share and utilize data as needed. I also like the ability to create reports based on my needs using Data Mining.

Cons: There are still a few things that I wish I could do in Skyward, that I can't, such as use activity groups to run certain reports/schedules. Occasionally, we experience what I call "Skyward quirks" when something doesn't work right one day, but it works the next. Recently, our library parapro ran a report and new that the info displayed wasn't wholly accurate. I checked her format and everything was good. I printed it with the same results. I cloned the report, changing nothing, and ran that and it was accurate. The next day her report worked properly again.

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Long-Time User

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used Skyward for many years, so I have seen it evolve. I will tell you this; you get what you pay for. Skyward is top-of-the-line! It will not always be the least expensive software, but it is more than worth the cost!! The software definitely helps customers work smarter not harder. With many of us wearing different hats, we need to find all of the time-saving opportunities we can; Skyward makes that happen! Skyward has many ways to get to the same information, so the ease of use is really in the end-user's hands. There is a plethora of shortcuts that Skyward has provided for the end-user, so no need to get bogged down trying to find programs/areas. Their Customer Service is top-notch. I have never had an issue that was not solved in a timely manner. They are wonderful! I could go on and on where Skyward is concerned. I not only love the software, but I like that the fact that Cliff King and the entire company has a focus on nothing but schools. They are truly concerned about the customer feedback, and they use that to make the software better (although I think it's pretty close to perfect now)!

Pros: The flexibility and multiple ways to achieve the end results we are looking for.

Cons: None!