Gradelink Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Gradelink

Cloud-based school administration software

4.77/5 (357 reviews)

Gradelink overview

What is Gradelink?

Gradelink connects administrators, teachers, parents, and students in one seamless system that elegantly handles all of your grading, attendance, and SIS needs. Enrolling students, tracking grades and attendance, and printing final report cards have never been easier. And with Gradelink’s centralized design, information only needs to be entered once before becoming instantly available school wide.

Gradelink works entirely online through your web browser. Staff members can work from school, home or anywhere internet access is available. You don’t need any special hardware or software, and Gradelink runs on Macs, PCs, and tablets.

Parents and students can access grades, conduct, performance, teacher comments and upcoming assignments online. Automatic Grade Monitoring allows parents to receive email alerts about their child’s current progress.

All Gradelink accounts are protected by a secure login. Your school’s data gets backed up and archived off-site daily. Even if your PC fails or is stolen, data remains safe at Gradelink.

We take customer support seriously. From the first time you call us, through training, to any issues that arise, we’re here to help you each step of the way with clear, responsive phone and email support included in your plan.
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Pricing

Starting from
$92/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, China, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa

Supported languages

English, Spanish
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Gradelink reviews

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Barbara Priestly

Answer to a small school's needs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

I have been very satisfied with Gradelink, from usability to customer service when there is a question or concern. The staff is always polite and efficient. I would like to see some of the"extras" included in our package, simply from a budgetary perspective. We are a little school, your tuition/fees program looks excellent, I would like to see if it more effective that what we are using now. I highly recommend Gradelink and have spoken to other administrators about our success with the program.

Pros
I needed a program that would be easy to implement, easy to use, and affordable. After reviewing a number of SIS programs, Gradelink met the needs of the school. Having the program for five years I have found new staff members are able to jump in quickly, parents love the ease of communication and availability of attendance, grades, and comments concerning their children. We also use the "news" page to keep parents up to date with reminders and current events. I use the program for snow cancellation and delays, as well as blast informational emails to our community, including alumni.

Cons
There are still a couple of pieces of information that take me time to access, including a quick attendance report on an individual student or a readable transcript that is inclusive of attendance, but a part of that might be my lack of knowledge. Customer service has been excellent in helping us customize report cards, something we could not do independently. Some of the staff is still reluctant to use the planning program to its full capacity, I'm not sure if there is an overarching reason or merely a comfortability learning curve.

Response from Gradelink


We love hearing how well Gradelink fits your needs, Barbara, so thanks for sharing! We're always happy to help and there's no charge for training and support so please contact your support rep for assistance on anything from lesson plans to attendance reports. Or click on the question mark icon at the top of the screen in Gradelink for tons of invaluable information, including articles, screenshots and videos.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Brenda Chittim

Excellent School Information Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-15
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we have had a great relationship with Gradelink. Their customer service is stellar, returning calls in a timely manner with friendly, knowledgeable technical help whenever we need it.

Pros
When our school first moved our private school to an on-line management system, I think Gradelink was just getting started. Over the 6 or 7 years we have used the service, we have found it to be an excellent tool for not only recording grades, but for communicating within the organization and managing student information and enrollment/re-enrollments. Staff have found it to be pretty intuitive and easy to use. We've never considered moving to any other management system as this one meets our needs well. They have regularly added new features and made others more efficient.

Cons
Anything we have thought needed improvement seems to have been improved!

Response from Gradelink


Your review made our day, Brenda! We look forward to working with you for many years to come.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Aaron Keup

Frustrating!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-31
Review Source: Capterra

It has been frustrating to say the least because when we have problems or questions, customer service can "only give you 30 minutes". These issues cannot be resolved in 30 minutes. Really feeling like this will be a one year deal because it is currently not worth the money invested, but we will get our one year out of it hope that the kinks and issues get resolved.

Pros
It has everything in one site. It gives parents an opportunity to check their financial status, students' grades, attendance, and behavior assessments.

Cons
It is so frustrating to get set up because the system does not let you customize much, especially in attendance. We are a small school and also have to record church and Sunday School attendance, but it doesn't do that separately nor easily. It doesn't have an option for signing students up for their lunch options for the day! Again, common sense for an All-in-one system. We've foregone the Lesson Plan feature because it displays assignments in a confusing manner. It displays an assignment on the date that it is due...not the day it is assigned. A student/parent can't check to see what assignments they had assigned that day because all of the assignments are listed later on in the week when they are due. We've tried the workaround on that and it just doesn't make sense.

Response from Gradelink


Aaron, please let us know what we can do to help you get more comfortable with Gradelink. We are sincerely sorry you felt rushed. Our policy is to give people as much time as they need for consultation. We're here to assist you by phone at 800-742-3083, email at service@gradelink.com and online at our help site. While you're logged in to Gradelink, help is also available by clicking on the yellow question mark at the top of the screen. Remember, whatever support and training you need are included with your Gradelink service at no additional charge.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Nancy Pierce

Great Product...Great Value

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-24
Review Source: Capterra

Gradelink makes our job that much easier.

Pros
I chose Gradelink for our school because the basic system had so many components. Other SIS's I researched charged per component. Smartsend Pro makes communication easy. We added the online payment integration for incidentals. Gradelink allows for the flexibility to fit the needs of my school.

Cons
Adding on or starting up a new feature and/or personaliztion of the product can sometimes be time consuming.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for choosing Gradelink, Nancy! It's rewarding to know that you've found some much value in it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Debbie Hudson

Gradelink does what we need!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

We've solved communication problems and group texting as well as phone calls with the program. Our overall experience has been positive. Gradelink has been very responsive to any concerns we have had.

Pros
Gradelink has been user friendly and provides us with all that we need to store our student information and communicate with our families at a reasonable price. The customer service has been great. It is easy for us to call and get help if we get confused or don't understand an aspect of the program. We do not need to set aside days to do teacher training. The program is simple enough that brief training sessions and video links are all we need to train new teachers. Ease of enrollment and re-enrollment are nice as well.

Cons
At times, I would like more features, such as digital sign in for our preschool and aftercare. They have a program for that, but it is not what we need, so we will wait patiently for the program to be perfected! :) When parents enroll, we have found that they can skip certain answers by just putting in a space or a letter, for example. We would like for that feature to some how be fixed.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for a great review, Debbie! We always appreciate feedback from our schools to let us know what's working well and what could use improvement.

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Gradelink pricing

Starting from
$92/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Number of students:

0-50: $97 per month, per school
51-100: $133 per month, per school
101-150: $170 per month, per school
151-200: $195 per month, per school
201-250: $219 per month, per school
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Gradelink features

Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Data Import/Export
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics

API (138 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (154 other apps)
Content Management (94 other apps)
Course Authoring (108 other apps)
Customizable Branding (104 other apps)
Learning Management (164 other apps)
Self Service Portal (88 other apps)
Third Party Integration (96 other apps)

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Additional information for Gradelink

Key features of Gradelink

  • Accounting Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Automated billing
  • Centralized student information database
  • Class scheduling
  • Customizable report cards
  • Discipline/behavior tracking
  • Districts & dioceses
  • Email Integration
  • Email blast
  • Export/import school data
  • Lesson plans
  • Medical records
  • Periodic reporting
  • Records Management
  • Renaissance integration
  • School & class calendars
  • Staff & student portals
  • Standards-based grading
  • State reporting
  • Student Management
  • Student/parent access control
  • Teacher gradebooks
  • Teacher pages/school news boards
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Tuition & lunch billing
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Benefits

• Powerful, informative SIS/administrative tools

• Comprehensive financial and billing features

• Integrated gradebooks and lesson plans

• Beautiful, easily-produced report cards

• Flexible, centralized attendance tracking

• Secure, up-to-date online parent access

• Effortless communication tools

• Mobile app for students and parents