Gradelink Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Gradelink

Cloud-based school administration software

4.74/5 (492 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, making it ideal for bolstering distance learning. Staff members can work from school, home or anywhere internet access is available. You don’t need any special hardware or software, and it 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.
www.gradelink.com

Pricing

Starting from
$97/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, China, Mexico

Supported languages

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Gradelink user reviews

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Aaron H.

Great SIS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

WCA uses Gradelink to connect parents with their child's school experience. Being able to see grades, discipline reports, and upcoming events allow families to gain insight into the school.

Pros
Gradelink is a very simple School information System (SIS). As such, the setup time is very fast. The Gradelink support team is very helpful in getting the support that is necessary.

Cons
Because the SIS is a simple, there are not many additional features. The basic features- gradebook, lesson plans, etc. are accessible. However, the more complex features are not available.

Response from Gradelink


We're honored that you chose Gradelink, Aaron! We want to make sure you're getting the most out of your service, so please look at gradelink.com/features to see what's available to you. Your input is valuable to us, so if there are still additional features you'd find useful, please talk with your support rep.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ross R.

They Don't Stop Trying

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

Any time you get stuck, help is very near at hand. They have an incredible number of short videos that get right to the point and handle almost any question you have about how to do something. Their tech support is usually very prompt and has been able to help us work through some of the unique situations we've encountered. We're still working at some but are confident something will be worked out.

Pros
The integration into our existing system was painful, mainly because our previous processes were primitive and we had some unique requirements being a religious school that is partly a boarding school and partly a local school and serves both high school and college. Gradelink was not setup for that scenario but worked very hard with us to create work-arounds that, after one year, seem to be working well. Their communication included all the methods we needed and replaced a hodge-podge of approaches we had been using. It is now seamless and very useful. Our parents are very appreciative of the improved communication we now offer as well as the mobile app that lets them more easily track their child's progress. Teachers love the ease with which assignments can be created and scored. The addition of Google Classroom integration was huge for our school as we a fully committed to Classroom and can now easily sync grades. Their approach works well with few hiccups once you have the process down.

Cons
We were told that we would be able to handle both our high school and our college with one "copy" of Gradelink. This has proved problematic, but GL continues to work with us on solving those problems. There are still problems we are having with transcripts and class rank and hope those get solved before the end of the year.

Response from Gradelink


Each school's needs are unique, and while yours have been particularly challenging, we're happy to have the opportunity to serve your school, Ross!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Sharon F.

My personal experience regarding the software.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

It has been easy to learn and easy to use, regarding the functionality it has available.

Pros
I was able to figure out how to use most of the features by watching the training videos. I utilize the solutions homepage often.

Cons
The ability to pull information out of the database is not as strong as I would like for reporting functions.

Response from Gradelink


We're glad you find Gradelink so easy to use, Sharon! There's no charge for support, so please feel free to contact your friendly support rep and they'll be happy to help you with your reporting needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Vickie L.

Gradelink for schools

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-20
Review Source: Capterra

Experience has been good. Customer service is excellent - respond usually in the same day, even when I am on the East Coast and they are at West.

Pros
It is very user friendly and covers everything we need. I like that you can easily correct issues in the finance area. Email and text messages are easy to set up and send out. I still have things to learn about some of the finer points - reports etc.

Cons
Some reports under financials can get quit lenthly. Wish it was on fewer pages etc. especially when running statement by category.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for sharing how well Gradelink is working for your school, Vickie!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Missy L.

Good but could be Better

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

I like Gradelink. The customers service team is always Very Helpful. They know what they are doing and they know how to explain things so we can understand. Thank you.

Pros
I like that there are a lot of functions, and it can be used for many things... for teachers, administration, lunch staff... everyone is working form the same place. We only have to have one program and it works.

Cons
There are a lot of functions, and a lot of things can be done with one program. :) This program takes some time to get used to. You have to watch ALL the training videos (the videos are good). But there are little things like having to type in the same contact person over and over for different children. There should be an option to add a new person or add an existing person to a pickup list. Also, I don't understand why the online payments don't get posted to the Ledger. If they pay with a credit card online I still have to manually add it to the Ledger so they can see that they paid for tuition. In the program we used last year it showed up automatically. One more thing, when a child is checked in/out or signed in/out for attendance, is there a way for the name of that child to be a different color or something when they are in or out. Sometimes teachers can't remember if a student was checked in or not, so they do it again, but this signs the student out. Then they have to do it again to sign them in again. If there was a way for the students' names to look different (like a different color) when they are signed in then it would be very helpful. Thank you.

Response from Gradelink


We're always looking for ways to improve, so we appreciate your feedback, Missy! The development team is working on automatic updates for the ledger, although we don't have a release date yet. Stay tuned!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Gradelink pricing

Starting from
$97/month
Pricing options
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

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
250+ Contact for pricing

Gradelink features

Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Attendance Tracking
Communication Management
Course Management
Data Import/Export
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations

API (224 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (260 other apps)
Asynchronous Learning (177 other apps)
Blended Learning (198 other apps)
Content Management (187 other apps)
Course Authoring (177 other apps)
Learning Management (265 other apps)
Self Service Portal (171 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

• Third-party integrations, including Google Classroom, Schoology, Renaissance and more