3.5 / 5 7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Public Schools or Charter schools between 500-500,000 students- US: MA, NJ, and PA specifically but can cater across the board.

Average Ratings

7 reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 3 / 5
  • 3.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

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

Vendor Details

  • Aptium
  • Founded 2003

About This Software

SchoolBrains is an intuitive, feature rich solution with concierge-level service and ultra-competitive pricing. The first choice for schools serious about making data-driven decisions and slashing budgets. Our unified solution offers one place to quickly and easily view all critical school, personnel, classroom and student data. SchoolBrains difference: Saving schools time, money and eliminating frustration so you can concentrate on what's important, educating your kids and running your schools.

  • Academic Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio Communication
  • Behavior Management
  • Billing Statements
  • Blank Student Monitors
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Class Lists
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Collaboration
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Custom Classroom Layout
  • Customizable User Profiles
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Templates
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Filtered Messaging
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Fundraising Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • K-12
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Library Management
  • Limits on Resource Usage
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-School Management
  • Paper-Based Tests
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • 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
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Test Building
  • Transcripts
  • Video Support
  • View Student Monitors
  • Weighted Assignments

SchoolBrains Latest Reviews

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Schoolbrains - Adequate but should be better.

4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Schoolbrains works fairly well for daily use, but the implementation process and data reporting aspects need improvement. Specifically, during implementation, most timelines and deadlines were not met or required constant prompting from the customer to complete tasks correctly and on time.

Pros: Schoolbrains works well for the daily SIS functions performed by schools.
Navigation is easy.
Accessibility is very good.
Personnel security roles can be both globally and micro-managed depending on the need.

Cons: Customization is required far too often, even for what might be considered routine data management.
Although we were told it can:
Customization cannot be done by school personnel.
Importing data to update student or staff information cannot be done by school personnel.
Reporting out and exporting data that resides on more than one data table is impossible without Schoolbrains staff customizing a report. For example, making a list of students' names and test scores with their current teacher's name on it for more than one classroom at a time cannot be done by the user.
The special education module has many functionality short-comings typically available on special education software packages.
Response to Intervention recording ability does not exist.

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Serves the whole district

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

Comments: If you need help, ask. They will help. Any new software can be challenging to use at first. That's probably where neg reviews start. We've been with them for more than three years and have not had issues that weren't quickly resolved. I went from a district with 900 students to one with more than 10,000 students and both use Schoolbrains. They provide new technology upgrades free of charge, too. Initial presentation was transparent and honest; what was promised, was delivered. I'm also a parent of a student in my district and can speak positively from that perspective as well. Please call if you have questions.

Pros: We vetted this product for almost two years and found that the districts were happiest with SchoolBrains. Their support is the best in the business. Twenty years as teacher, dept head and principal and I'm not sure where negative feedback originates. We had surveys for admin staff, teachers, parents, and administrators and all believe support and ease of use has been great. Implementation was a lot smoother than previous. Very communicative and helpful during the transition process. Total cost of ownership is much lower when you figure how much our other service was charging us for support and reports. SchoolBrains has custom reports, solid state reporting that saved us a lot of time. Functionality, service, price...all A+.

Cons: My business manager wishes they would offer a financial/ budget/ payroll module. Although it has a bus route piece, our transportation head hoped for a geo mapping module, too.