Gradelink Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Gradelink

Cloud-based school administration software

4.74/5 (504 reviews)

Gradelink Pricing

Starting from: $97.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

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 Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • I particularly am grateful for the patience and knowledge of the customer care resps. No matter how simple or trivial my questions or issues may be, they are very gracious and helpful.Pinky R.Read the full review
  • 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.Ross R.Read the full review
  • Gradelink is a comprehensive program and that is why support is so very important. That is what I like most about Gradelink, its support.Bertram C.Read the full review

Cons

  • There are no features that are too hard to use. I was not here when this program was integrated.Patricia C.Read the full review
  • Also, the statements for the parents can be confusing.Kristin S.Read the full review
  • Since I'm beginning to learn a little more of the software, I can not make an accurate comment about what I dislike least about the software.Arlysses P.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Gradelink's pricing:

Christine B.

Excellent Customer Service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-06
Review Source: Capterra

This is the first SIS that I have used formally, and I know there are more expensive, more robust systems out there, but I really believe that Gradelink meets all of our needs at a very affordable price. Some more bells and whistles may be nice, but they aren't really necessary.

Pros
One of the things I appreciate most about Gradelink SIS is it's customer service! Whenever I run into trouble they're always there to help point me in the right direction or fix the problem...though it's most often the former!

Cons
There are some reporting features and the ability to email a single financial statement without downloading first that would be helpful, but the feature I like least is the teacher/school news pages. It would be helpful if it had more formatting capabilities with photos, shapes and text boxes.

Response from Gradelink


We really appreciate your feedback, Christine! Input from our customers is a vital part of our ongoing product development. Please look at the list at gradelink.com/features to see what's available to you already. If there are additional tools you'd like to see, please let us know we're continually working on ways to make Gradelink even more useful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tammy L.

Principal

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent in all areas!

Pros
The company is incredibly responsive to the needs of its users. The value of the product far exceeds the price.

Cons
Compared to our previous software and our needs, I have not found any cons.

Response from Gradelink


We're glad to hear you've had such a great experience, Tammy! We promise to keep working hard to keep it that way.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Loraine M.

Perfect Solution for Small Schools

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-13
Review Source: Capterra

Great program and can't be beat for the price.

Pros
They have the best tech support of any program I have used. The setup and installation were also really easy with their help. The training video and help section are excellent. It is very user friendly and affordable for small schools. Notable: Teacher Pages which have been very Covid Friendly, great report section and parent friendly app. We really like the ease of keeping track of service hours.

Cons
The are constantly improving. One of my recent complaints was in regards to Google Classroom integration, but they fixed that. Next looking forward to the calendar integration. I am still not crazy about their Lesson Plan section for elementary, but that is an easy workaround. It is great for older grade classes though.

Response from Gradelink


Taking care of our schools is our top priority so we truly appreciate your feedback, Loraine! And we're pleased to know Gradelink is working so much better for you than the system you used before.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Samantha F.

School Parent Communication Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

Staying connected with parents. Easy communication tool.

Pros
Ease of use. Low cost. Great customer service.

Cons
It's very basic. Not very fancy with the graphics or reporting features.

Response from Gradelink


We're glad you find Gradelink easy to use, Samantha! We want to make sure you're getting the most out of Gradelink, so please talk with your support rep about reports or other features you'd like to know more about. Plus, clicking on the question mark icon at the top of the screen in Gradelink will take you to the help site with tons of useful articles and videos.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jean W.

Great system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

Gradelink is so user friendly that all of my teachers find it easy to use. It has made my job as principal so much easier. The tech support is the best I have ever encountered. I recommend Gradelink to every principal that I meet.

Pros
I like the ease of use and low cost.

Cons
Nothing.

Response from Gradelink


We're honored by your endorsement, Jean!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pat G.

Great Value and Customer Support

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very reasonably priced and great support.

Cons
No cons - all teachers appreciated the ease of use and functionality.

Response from Gradelink


We're glad you're having such a great experience with Gradelink, Pat!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joseph J.

Good program.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
User friendly. Very reasonably priced. Great technical support.

Cons
Reports could be easier to do. Special adjustments cannot be locked, even by multiple administrators.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for your review, Joseph! If you'd like assistance with reports, please contact your support representative. We're always happy to help. We're also open to any suggestions you may have to make things easier to use.

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Bob S.

Low-cost, high quality service driven by good people

Reviewed 2016-12-15
Review Source: Capterra

Just got help from Axel on an issue that saved us a lot of time and frustration. As always, he and all the professionals at Gradelink have bent over backward to give us high quality for a very affordable price. Our school is blessed to have these guys taking care of us. Looking forward to partnering with them for a long time to come!

Response from Gradelink


It's so rewarding to hear that Gradelink is doing what it's designed to do: allow you to work more efficiently so you can spend more time with your students! We look forward to serving Juan Diego Academy for many more years to come.

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Robert M.

Gradelink has been very good to work with

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Grade link comes at a great price. They continue to improve the product and add features. Was easy to set up.

Cons
Some features are difficult to locate. Need more reporting options. Could use an undo feature on a number of areas.

Response from Gradelink


We appreciate your input, Robert, because we're continually looking for ways to improve Gradelink. Please let your service representative know what type of reporting options you need -- and any other ways we can help -- and we'll see what we can do.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mario L.

Great service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

Awesome

Pros
Easy to use was important for us. Also we want to access this info from home.

Cons
Free text services are important and will add value.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you, Mario! Like you, many of our schools are enjoying the ability to work from home now more than ever. We wish we could offer text messaging for free but there are additional costs on our end.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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JAY C.

A Wonderful Product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Gradelink SIS has been outstanding. The product is well-designed and relatively easy to use, providing that the user(s) have some degree of technical facility. I also believe that the product, in the scheme of today's electronic grading data systems, is a bargain for the quality of the program design and what the program offers to users.

Pros
Gradelink provides me the opportunity to manage the daily data of the school program which I supervise. 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. Gradelink does offer customer support each morning beginning at 6:30 AM Pacific time. However, that means that I have to wait until 9:30 AM EDT until I can call for support. Many times, I cannot get an answer, which means that I have to leave a message with the hope of a return call. I think, then, that the one area that Gradelink needs to work on is the providing better technical support.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Bang for your buck.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great value. Incredible customer service.

Cons
Doesn't have as many features as others. Some tasks have to be completed manually student by student and are thus time consuming; these should be streamlined.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for your review! Please talk with your support rep about the features you're looking for; with all that Gradelink has to offer, it's quite possible we actually have what you're looking for. If not, we'd love to know what you'd find valuable for us to add. Also, check out gradelink.com/features for an extensive list of things you can do with Gradelink.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SangMe L.

Great Tech Support --

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

Called in to discuss a new service. Service Rep has walked me through with the product & explained everything in details and in easy to comprehend way. He then went ahead helped me with a project that required data transferring from our existing system to gradelink. Gradelink generally has a great customer support.

Pros
Ease of use. Value for money

Cons
Products are too standardized with no room for customization. Sometimes setting is not right for our school.

Response from Gradelink


We're always happy to help, SangMe, so please contact us to see what we can do to customize Gradelink to suit your needs: service@gradelink.com or 800-742-3083.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Abdelkadir B.

Gradelink is a teacher's bestfriend

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

Before i discovered gradelink, i used to struggle with my tasks as a teacher and administrator at the same time, managing your students online is no easy task, but with gradelink, every task that used to take me days to finish, i can now get done with simple clicks. I can easily keep in touch with parents and report to them. Overall Gradelink makes my life easier as a teacher.

Pros
I like how it helps me keep in touch with parents about their children's progress, behaviour, ect... I like how it saves time automatically doing tasks that teachers like me normally take forever to complete manually. I like how friendly and reliable the costumer service is. It makes it easier for me to manage my online students informations and details.

Cons
I don't like the fact that i cannot send multiple files at once. It can be a little pricey for low-fund teachers.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for sharing some of the ways you're using Gradelink to get more done in less time, Abdelkadir!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kandy C.

GRADELINK REVEIW

Reviewed 2016-01-29
Review Source: Capterra

Gradelink has WONDERFUL Customer Service and a very good product. I am always so happy in dealing with them with any issues I have or just getting a bit of advice. They are priced right and perfectly for a small school budget. Many thanks to STEVE and all the wonderful folks at GRADELINK!!!

Response from Gradelink


Thank you for the affirmation, Kandy! It's so rewarding for us to learn how happy you are with how well Gradelink is working for Culpeper Christian School.

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Mandy F.

Gradelink SIS for all!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

It is simple to communicate with all of our school parents at once and quickly! It's simple for us to quickly communicate missing assignments, low grades, and needs that arise!

Pros
This software makes it SO easy to enter student grades, communicate with parents, and use the lesson planning feature!

Cons
I have yet to discover anything that we don't like!

Response from Gradelink


Thank you, Mandy! It's so rewarding for us to hear that Gradelink is doing what we designed it to do make things easier for educators.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stephen H.

Gradelink scaffolds the learning

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

Since using it, I've looked for creative ways to tailor it to my needs and for the benefit of my students. The Gradelink company is awesome in the way that they listen to our needs as a school and make the necessary adjustments to accommodate them. It's a fantastic tool. I'm unsure how we managed without it :)

Pros
It's ease of use and powerful application.

Cons
It doesn't have a teacher app. I would also like to be able to enter value-free data that's only applicable to the teacher.

Response from Gradelink


It's rewarding to hear how well Gradelink is working for you, Stephen! By the way, we are planning an app for teachers, although we don't have a release date at this point.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin G.

Excellent All-Around SIS

Reviewed 2015-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

Gradelink stands out in the highly competitive SIS world. Being completely web-based, Gradelink requires zero installation and works with all web browsers. It has a fast and very clean interface. Like most schools, our staff members' technical abilities vary from beginner to expert. Adopting Gradelink was relatively painless and has made many processes at our school much easier. Teachers love the grade books and the ease of taking attendance. The icing on the cake though is the report card system - it's a game changer and teachers LOVE the simplicity of creating report cards. Office staff and administration appreciate how the student database is managed and easy to update. It's easy to create reports and export information. We spent a great deal of time comparing SIS systems. As a private school, our resources (ie $$$) are rather limited. Gradelink is super affordable while not lacking on features. They don't nickel and dime you with extra "modules" or additional software to buy for basic functionality. You get everything you need for a reasonable price and excellent tech support as well. The most important comment I can honestly make about Gradelink is that they pay attention to their clients and I feel very comfortable working with them. We're not just "another customer" - we are a school that THEY value. Gradelink (both through sales and support) has bent over backwards for us to make sure our school has the right tools in place to be successful.

Response from Gradelink


Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an in-depth and encouraging review, Kevin! Knowing that Gradelink is working so well for everybody at Stoneybrooke brings us great satisfaction. We promise to keep doing our best to support our schools.

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Susan R.

Fantastic program for small school use.

Reviewed 2016-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

We searched for a very long time for a system management program for our Christian school (approx. 150 students) that was affordable. I received a post card detailing Gradelink's abilities, and had a Eureka moment! This is the most user-friendly, cost effective, and accurate system we have ever used. I could not be more pleased. The tech support is superb -- immediate call backs, clear instructions, and pleasant interactions. Ease of use is phenomenal for both faculty and administration, and they are constantly working to implement improvements. I heartily recommend Gradelink to anyone who will listen. I would give them ten stars if allowed!

Response from Gradelink


We sincerely appreciate your endorsement, Susan! We're thrilled that you chose Gradelink and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve Cape Coral Christian School.

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Linda S.

Gradelink is a fantastic SIMS, very cost-effective, superior support services, and user-friendly.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

SIMS, gradebooks, lesson plans, enrollment/billing....it does it all!

Pros
The design of the product makes it easy to learn and use. The Gradelink team is super responsive both when you reach out, and they take customer suggestions for added funtionality seriously. Gradelink upgrades its product regularly with useful features. What you get for their price point cannot be beat by other SIMS products. I had a school full of reluctant users when we adopted Gradelink, and now I have a school full of rabid fans!

Cons
I cannot think of a single thing. Even their online help is good, and I am NOT a fan of most online help areas!

Response from Gradelink


Wow, Linda, thank you for telling us how much everybody at Sacred Hearts School is enjoying Gradelink!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David K.

Gradelink is the "gradest" resource for school!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Superior performance, compared to other grade resource and school tracking software I have utilized previously. I would never switch back at this point, even if multiple perks or discounts were offered for trial to consider. Gradelink SIS is the "gradest"!

Pros
Where do I begin? Tracking student records and achievements. Recording attendance. Compiling family information in one conveniently accessible location. Transcript issuance. I really like that beginning in Fall 2021 it appears my school will begin to do student contracts through Gradelink SIS (which I used at a previous school). You talk about a time and paper saver!

Cons
The only con I can truly think about is the monthly maintenance cost, but for the massive amount of service and ease of student/family tracking, I completely get it. And the cost is not that out-of-range; I am reaching for a negative comment here.

Response from Gradelink


Wow, thank you for such a glowing review, David! And thank you for sharing so many ways your school is benefitting from using Gradelink.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Darryn K.

Excellent company and product

Reviewed 2015-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

We were looking for a product that would compile our grades, report cards and transcripts all in one place. Gradelink delivers this and much more. Now that we're using it - what stands out from an administrators point of view - is their excellent customer service. I am so impressed with the way they respond so thoroughly and promptly. It seems there is always an answer to a little glitch that comes up on our end. Our teachers, in particular, are thrilled with the ease of use and the time saving that this product brings to the oft time-consuming job of filling out report cards. It has saved each of them many hours of (re) typing in grades etc. Finally, the communication with the home has improved markedly as parents can receive email alerts for low or high grades. This ensures that they don't necessarily have to log in on a regular basis if they wish to know where their child is at. That says nothing the ease of access to parent and student information and the easily accessible email tool. Double thumbs up if you're looking for an excellent online administration product at a good price.

Response from Gradelink


The staff here at Gradelink works continually to make our software as comprehensive and user-friendly as possible, and to provide our clients with excellent support, so we love reviews like yours that tell us about your experience, Darryn! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how some of our features are working for you.

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Belinda H.

Great price for great functionality

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

This is our THIRD SIS. The staff have really helped us with even the most minor (usually user) errors and problems. I completely recommend this program.

Pros
As an admin, I like the functionality.

Cons
It is kind of glitchy. And all the extras cost so it was hard to tell what all we were buying.

Response from Gradelink


With all the options for SIS, we're honored you chose Gradelink, Belinda! We're always happy to help in any way possible to ensure a great experience for Legacy Classical Christian Academy. Support is available via phone, email and our extensive help website.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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CHRISTINE W.

Gradelink Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that the platform is easy to use. I am able to keep all my grades in one place and assign a value to each section.I like that emails send are stored for future review.

Cons
The switch between entering in new assignments is not easy. Programs we have used in the past made it easy to enter in new assignments quickly. The use of the planning component is not easy.

Response from Gradelink


Although it's good that you find Gradelink ease to use, we're sorry you're a bit frustrated with assignments, Christine. You may find the information on the help website useful. This link will take you a few articles on working with assignments: bit.ly/2PB1Tob. If you'd like additional assistance, there's no charge for support, so please contact us any time and we'll be happy to help!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Debbie H.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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