Gradelink Features

Gradelink

Cloud-based school administration software

4.77/5 (392 reviews)

Gradelink Feature Summary

  • 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

Competitor Feature Comparison

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Email Distribution
Email Integration
Employee Portal
Event Calendar
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduled Reporting
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Third Party Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Email Distribution
Email Integration
Employee Portal
Event Calendar
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduled Reporting
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Third Party Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Email Distribution
Email Integration
Employee Portal
Event Calendar
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduled Reporting
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Third Party Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Mobile apps

iOS App


24 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


181 reviews

Gradelink Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Gradelink's features:

Max McFadden

Amazing Product for a Great Price

2019-07-11

We worked with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] for the demo, introduction, and implementation of the product and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] for any technical support that came up.

Pros

Gradebook, Parent communication and portal, transcripts and report cards, attendance, student information management, reports

Cons

Scheduling can be a little clunky and tedious

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Sounds like you're off to a great start, Max! We're here for you with all the training and support you need, at no additional charge.

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Victoria Martinez

Gradelink

2019-09-16

If you get stuck or don't know how to do something there is a lot of help, from written help to videos that show you step by step, and customer service is amazing.

Pros

Get report cards and progress reports with the push of a button.

Cons

You need to pay extra for things like tuition management and re-enrollment forms to be on the system

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


We love hearing that Gradelink is enabling your school to run more efficiently, Victoria! Unfortunately, there are fees for tuition management and EnrollMe, but that's because there are additional costs on our end.

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Ben Elliott

Using Gradelink

2019-11-04

Pros

Gradebook, attendance, enrollment, and parent communication.

Cons

The cost increases that have been added to make small changes to the enrollment paperwork. I get fees for large changes. But to edit or change wording is a bit extreme.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for your review, Ben! It's good to know you enjoy the benefit of having everything together in one system. Although we work to keep costs down, sometimes seemingly small changes entail a considerable amount of work on our end due to the complexity of each client's account.

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Mary Kay O'Malley

Gradelink serves us well!

2019-09-10

Gradelink allows us to communicate grades, attendance, and comments with parents daily and to report through emailed quarter reports.

Pros

The Gradelink communication system allows us to send emails, texts, and voice notices to staff, parents, or classes. Teacher newsletters are easy and complete.

Cons

There really hasn't been anything we couldn't manage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Wow, it means a lot to us that you prefer Gradelink over the other systems you've used in the past, Mary Kay!

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Cindy Conzaman

Our school has been using this software for about 2 years and I am learning everyday .

2017-06-29

As Admissions Coordinator it has really helped the process for online enrollment and management of less paper.

Pros

What I like most is all that it has to offer, such as report cards, email communication and data management reports into exel or pdf.

Cons

For now, I do wish the prospects portion of the software was a little more refined. It does store information that as a school we do use and resource however I do wish somehow those could be status switched to new enrollment if they chose to enroll. Seems like a lot of duplicating of information.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It sounds like you're really getting a lot out of Gradelink, Cindy! Please contact your service representative to see how we can help you with moving prospects into enrollment. If there's not an easy solution, it may be something we can include in a future update.

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Wendell Robson

School Management Software

2019-09-10

We love this software. It is easy for all users to operate.

Pros

Gradelink offers schools a complete school and student management system that can be easily custom designed.

Cons

The only concern is that we are on the East Coast and customer service is on the West Coast.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


We that you love it, Wendell! Even when we're not in the office, help is always available by clicking on the question mark icon at the top of the screen when you're logged in. You'll find all kinds of articles, screenshots and videos on everything from training to report cards to admissions and more.

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Becky Besler

User friendly Student Management Software

2019-04-04

In addition, it helps us provide better communication with our school parents.

Pros

The user interface is very easy to get staff to buy into using.

Cons

etc. seating chart with pictures report different attendance reports (monthly for National School Lunch) more financial report options ability to enter the school calendar and have attendance automatically marked NS for those days.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Feedback from our schools is an important part of our development of new features and updating existing ones, so appreciate your input, Becky!

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Rod Burkholder

GRADELINK REVIEW

2019-08-13

Communication out and in is fluid.

Pros

Quick access to grades and attendance. Good communication tool with parents and students.

Cons

No problem that are not always solved with support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's great to know that you're using Gradelink to help your school in so many ways, Rod!

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Nathan Puentes

Gradelink Is a Great tool for you School

2020-07-23

Great product the customer service is exceptional.

Pros

A lot of great features and admin. management.

Cons

Not as user friendly as I would like for the admin features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for your feedback, Nathan! We're always looking for ways to make things easier for educators, so please let us know what changes you'd like to see.

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Rachel Shapiro

We love Gradelink!

2020-01-14

The administration loves it because it creates quick, accurate schedules, report cards and transcripts.

Pros

User friendly, does exactly what we need, customer service is responsive and quick.

Cons

Would like some more customizable reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


We love that you love Gradelink, Rachel! It's rewarding to know that your school is getting so much out of it.

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Xavria Schwarz

Quick and helpful customer service

2019-10-28

Positive experience with grading, school management, and school communication.

Pros

User friendly. Support team is very available.

Cons

There isn't anything specific that I can think of.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's rewarding to know you've had such a positive experience with Gradelink, Xavria! Thank you for sharing.

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Gail Peck

Keeps information and data in one place.

2019-09-10

It makes tracking attendance and grades easier as well as communication. I would highly recommend this program to anyone in the educational arena.

Pros

Easy to put in school attendance, and keep track of students achievement.

Cons

I would like to have an online assessment tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you, Gail! We are honored by your recommendation.

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Hannah Grande

Excellent Gradebook Tool

2018-12-12

Pros

This program makes it so simple and easy to keep track of class grades, attendances, etc

Cons

The format could be designed a little better.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Good to know that Gradelink is working so well for you, Hannah! An update to the interface is on the drawing board, so stay tuned.

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Kathy Jasso

Time Saver

2019-10-31

We save paper by not having to print our report cards or progress reports for parents since they are accessible to them online.

Pros

I refer to it often to record student attendance, look up phone numbers, and check on student information.

Cons

Some applications take several steps to enter the data. I wish is could be more streamlined..

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's fantastic that your school community is getting so many benefits out of using Gradelink, Kathy! Thank you for sharing.

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JAY COHEN

A Wonderful Product

2019-12-05

The product is well-designed and relatively easy to use, providing that the user(s) have some degree of technical facility.

Pros

Everything that I need to do in my position, including attendance, grades, class listings, and report cards, is provided within the realm of this program.

Cons

I wish that Gradelink provided 24/7 support services. As I am located on the East Coast and Gradelink is located on the West Coast, there is a 3 hour time difference between my location and Gradelink's offices.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's rewarding to hear that your experience with Gradelink has been so good, Jay! We understand the time difference can be frustrating. Help is always available on the support website. Just click on the question mark icon at the top of the screen in Gradelink to search a wealth of information on everything from attendance to lesson plans to transcripts.

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Dale Simpson

A must have for small schools!

2019-11-06

Gradelink SIS has allowed us to go almost completely paperless which has definitely solved our filing challenges.

Pros

The software is easy to use with a host of tutorials to assist with any challenges I have faced.

Cons

The reports (progress report, report cards) are a little technical as it relates to making small adjustments regarding scale.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's wonderful that you're using Gradelink to work more efficiently, Dale! If you ever need additional help, feel free to contact your support rep by phone or email and they'll be happy to assist you.

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Rebecca Edwards

We love Gradelink

2019-09-19

Parents are able to easily keep up with student grades, disciplines, and classroom/school news.

Pros

Administration can easily keep track of grades, attendance, discipline, and much more.

Cons

There are a few reports that I'd like to have that are not available right now, such as student roster sorted by period or teacher.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's wonderful to know that you're getting so much use out of Gradelink, Rebecca! Please talk with your support rep about the reports you're looking for. If they aren't already available, it helps us to know what our schools need.

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M. David Lopez

The Only SIS for Elementary Schools!

2019-09-19

Pros

Does Grades, schedules, report cards, progress reports and Alerts!

Cons

It needs a teacher app - but I'm sure it's coming soon!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for your review! You're right, a teacher app is something we'll be offering in the future, although we don't have a release date at this point.

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Melody Bruffey

Glad we made the switch!

2019-09-10

We have been able to simplify our procedures and systems with Gradelink. Most data is now held in Gradelink--a huge help.

Pros

Accessible from anywhere. Exports to xcel.

Cons

Gradesheet - wish assignments only required date due (not date assigned), and that date due would auto populate as current date (or allow this to be customizable by each school).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you, Melody, we truly appreciate input from our schools because it helps us better understand their needs. And we're happy you made the switch, too!

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Lori Gregg

Wonderful.

2019-10-23

Overall we really like it.

Pros

I like that most everything we need to do for our daily operation with regards to student information and communication can be done through one portal.

Cons

There are some reports that we wish could be a little more customizable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


We love that you really like Gradelink, Lori! Please talk with your support rep to see what we can do to help you with your reports.

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Stephanie Bienz

Gradelink Integration

2019-09-17

There grading, report cards, attendance, student database, transcripts, etc. are fantastic and easy to use.

Pros

I love the customer support and how easy it is for me to get an answer for what I’m looking for.

Cons

They are designed to mirror Planbook, but the features just aren’t there to facilitate it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you, Stephanie, you made the support team's day! We also appreciate your feedback on lesson plans because it helps us better understand what schools need.

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Debra Moody

Gradelink Offered Us More Possibilities

2019-09-10

Gradelink has given us a central database for so many daily tasks that were only available on certain computers and allows us to quickly and easily generate reports that, in the past, would have been done by hand.

Pros

I like being able to take attendance online, keep track of immunization records, customize report cards, generate family directories and utilize the financial feature for all of our billing needs.

Cons

The only complaint that we have had with Gradelink is when printing report cards for our students.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's fantastic to hear that your school community is getting so many benefits out of using Gradelink, Debra! Thank you for sharing.

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Zainub Aftab

Student and school data in one GO

2018-11-27

i was using it daily for student info and attendance and communication and it was very handy and useful

Pros

keeping a track of student resources, notes and attendance all in one

Cons

in the begining its hard to understand and takes a while to get used to it , but one u get the hang of it its good

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for sharing your experience, Zainub! Whenever you need help, training and support are available at no additional charge.

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Melissa Crawford

Gradelink is a great for everyone!

2019-09-18

We are able to take attendance, enter grades, create report cards, contact parents, keep track of our staff, and do both enrollment and re-enrollment through Gradelink.

Pros

I like how easy Gradelink is to use by both administrators, teachers, and parents.

Cons

Customization can be tricky, and it is missing a few features that would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


It's rewarding to know that Gradelink is making such a difference for your school community, Melissa! Please talk with your support rep about the features you'd like to see. If we don't already have what you're looking for (see the list at gradelink.com/features), it's helpful for us to know what additional features schools would find useful.

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Debbie Schafer

Very User Friendly

2019-10-30

., report cards, attendance reports, transcripts, etc.) saving us valuable hours of work time.

Pros

Easy to use, continues to improve and upgrade, excellent customer support.

Cons

Some of the training videos could be updated to reflect newer features.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Gradelink


Thank you, Debbie! It's so rewarding for us to hear that Gradelink is doing exactly what it was designed to do: help you work more efficiently and save valuable time.

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