SchoolCues Features

SchoolCues

All-in-one school management system for small schools

4.79/5 (33 reviews)

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Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Attendance Tracking
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
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Classroom Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
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Curriculum Management
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Discipline Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Faculty/Staff Management
Financial Aid Management
Financial Management
For Classroom
Grade Calculations
Gradebook
Independent/Private
Individualized Assessments
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Lesson Planning
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Progress Reports
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SchoolCues Feature Reviews

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

Melisa S.

SchoolCues Review

2020-10-07

Parent and staff communications, taking attendance even keeping track of student records!

Pros

Easy to use and all information is in one place and helped us go paperless.

Cons

Other options to print reports besides exporting to excel.

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 Vidalinks


Hi Melisa, thank you for your feedback. We do have the ability to download reports by filters and categories. Please let us know if you have any other suggestions.

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Heather G.

RMS Review

2020-10-13

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is very helpful.

Pros

Communication with staff and parents is very easy.

Cons

Report settings. It can be cumbersome to run reports and can't always run the ones I need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SchoolCues


We are glad to hear that your school communications has been simplified with our system. We will take your reporting feedback into consideration.

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Rupali S.

Very helpful School Management Platform

2021-03-18

We love SchoolCues and recommend them highly. If you are debating whether to use the platform or not, just give them a call. The support team is very responsive. The customer service is outstanding and the product is affordable for small schools.

Pros

SchoolCues offers an easy to implement and use platform that helps us track our users for COVID, manage admissions and payments, communicate with ease with parents, schedule conferences and meetings, share and view reports, all with a click of a button!

Cons

The team is always creating new features and sometimes it may take time to launch a feature that is in the works.

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 SchoolCues


Hi Rupali,

We are glad to hear the you really like our platform. If you ever have any suggestions for additional features or other feedback, feel free to reach out to us anytime!

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Pablo R.

Best value for small schools

2020-10-29

It allowed us to go to market really fast and requires minimal management from our side.

Pros

Even though the system is purposefully built not to be very "customizable", it pretty much does everything you need or can imagine. 6) Best value for the money!!

Cons

So, you need to be careful when looking at lists of things, because they are usually not sorted in a sensical way. 3) It is not "customizable" by design.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SchoolCues


Thank you for your review Pablo. Please communicate with us if you have any further suggestions, and we will see what we can do about it, as long as it is in our control. We are glad you like our system overall.

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Dale P.

School Cues administration

2020-10-15

I have had a wonderful experience with School Cues and their staff. They are extremely helpful, very quick to get back to you, and bend over backwards to be available for us. I cannot recommend them enough.

Pros

With the addition of modules, you are able to control attendance, incident reports and more.

Cons

I find that I am not familiar with all the options available, but that has to do with my availability for getting online for instruction. I am the administrator, but we are a small school, so I handle everything myself, leaving very little time to update myself on the modules

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 SchoolCues


Hi Dale, we appreciate your positive feedback. We understand that you, as an administrator, are very busy, so we also give you the option to send in a support ticket (which always gets answered within 24 hrs.), and you can always refer to our training videos as well as help guides throughout our modules. We hope this is helpful!

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Darlene D.

SchoolCues Review

2020-10-15

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is the best!

Pros

There have been wonderful upgrades lately that are very timely like the urgent messaging and text alert feature that can accompany the email notices if needed.

Cons

I think the least thing is that I cannot call customer service and I have to wait for a response via email. However, they answer usually on the same day (depending on the time difference) but sometimes I need an immediate answer.

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 SchoolCues


Thank you for your feedback Darlene! We will take your suggestion into consideration.

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Raquel R.

Best software for a small to midsize school!

2020-11-29

A gift in one the most stressful times! An affordable way to have all the school information centralized, organized, accessible.

Pros

I love how easily I can access students' information and the different kind of useful reports/lists I can pull in barely 3 clicks.

Cons

Sometimes some processes are not as intuitive as they could be. I am also missing the possibility of posting photos for parents through the app... but I know it's on its way. They are constantly improving and introducing updates and new features!

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 SchoolCues


Thank you for your kind review Raquel. If you have any other suggestions, please let us know :)

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Amita S.

Lifesaver

2020-10-15

Our experience has been great. The product is great. The people are wonderful and extremely smart. They want to help and no matter what challenge you throw at them, they figure it out.

Pros

Data can easily be exported into many different formats (excel, pdf, etc...).

Cons

We haven't found anything we don't like about it yet.

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 SchoolCues


Thank you for your generous review, Amita. We are glad that you like our free trial and overall system. :)

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Melodie S.

I LOVE Schoolcues!

2020-10-23

I find myself easily overwhelmed when learning new systems and processes like this.

Pros

This is our first year to open and we do not have an admin staff, so we needed something easy to learn and implement for the staff that would be using it.

Cons

I asked about this feature and they said they are planning to add this feature but it is not an option at this time.

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 SchoolCues


Hi Melodie, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We appreciate you taking the time out to give us your helpful feedback, and we will definitely take your suggestions into consideration :)

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Denise S.

Completely satisfied

2020-10-13

My experience had been wonderful. There is training for every module and the support is great. I'm very happy with our decision to go with SchoolCues.

Pros

The SchoolCues team is very good at taking suggestions of reports or modules that would help improve their software and make our lives easier.

Cons

I can't think if any cons. The more we work with it the more we find out we can do.

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 SchoolCues


Thank you for choosing SchoolCues as your school management system, Denise! We appreciate your review.

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Brittany I.

Island Montessori SchoolCues

2020-10-12

The program itself is easy to set up and navigate.

Pros

Living in a town known for hurricanes, it makes communication with our families quick and easy during emergencies.

Cons

Our biggest issue doesn't necessarily fault the program itself, but we do have issues with parents not receiving emails sent through SchoolCues. It sometimes comes through as Spam since it is an automated process. It's more of an issue on the receiving email side, it just makes it hard to tell if parents are receiving our communications or not.

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 SchoolCues


Hi Brittany, thank you for your feedback! We are glad you like our texting feature. Also, we will see if there is something we can do about the email situation, if it is in our control.

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Candace H.

Highly recommended for your school

2020-10-09

I have been very happy with my experience, the professionals I have come into contact for tech support (and the problem was operator error), and new modules coming on line due to need. I have recommended this to programs I know.

Pros

SchoolCues has forms that allow you to customize as well as import your own so it fits your needs regardless of what they are.

Cons

Coming from a system I have used for many years it took me some time to learn the payment section but all others were easy and it mostly likely was operator, not program issues.

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 Vidalinks


Hi Candace, we really appreciate your review and are glad that you like our system. :)

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Holly H.

An all in one product, who listen the custumer...

2020-10-16

We have had an overall wonderful experience with School Cues. We cannot wait to see what they have for the future. They are always helping parents, teachers and administrator communicate better.

Pros

When we went looking for a School management product, School Cues was one of the only products on the market that cover everything.

Cons

Our disappointment with School Cues is the ability to use photos. They are developing all-new photo galleries, using photos in newsletters, and getting them to families is culms. Also, teachers wish they could do more on the app vs. the website.

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 SchoolCues


Thank you for your kind feedback Holly. We will take your suggestions into consideration. We are glad you like our platform overall!

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Sherri S.

Feedback

2020-10-19

Very positive. The team is helpful and responsive.

Pros

This software meets the needs of our school for communication on so many levels.

Cons

I have worked with schoolCues for over 15 years and constantly provide feedback regarding additional needs and they are always responsive.

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 SchoolCues


Hi Sherri, thank you for your kind feedback :)

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Holly S.

School Cues -A+

2020-10-20

So far really great! They are very quick to help answer problems and take our feedback to heart. Very user friendly.

Pros

Daily Covid screening, attendance, incident/accident forms, parent and student information.

Cons

We did find a few features were missing such as being able to see the entire class at once for screening but they took our feedback and actually implemented it into their software.

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 SchoolCues


Hi Holly, we are glad you like our system. Feel free to provide us with any other feedback or suggestions anytime.

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Heather H.

SchoolCues as an All-inclusive Platform

2020-10-07

The communication and support from the company is outstanding.

Pros

We have been using SchoolCues for several years as the communication platform between our families and our school.

Cons

We have very few issues with SchoolCues. They are very receptive to our suggestions and often implement them in future software releases.

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 Vidalinks


We are glad that you like our platform, Heather. Feel free to contact us with any other suggestions you have in the future :)

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Kathleen D.

Schoolcues is very user friendly, and is a great way to communicate with our school community.

2020-10-08

The benefits are everything we need is on SchoolCues. We use all the features - admissions, communications, calendars and much more.

Pros

The communication aspect and also the student modules where parents can enter all the perinent information for their child.

Cons

As of now, we really don't have any concerns.

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 Vidalinks


Thank you for your kind feedback Kathleen. By the way, we are revamping our communications module to make it even more convenient for schools and families!

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Amy O.

Just what we were looking for.

2020-10-08

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and his development team were instrumental in our on boarding of this software.

Pros

This software is incredibly easy to customize and is extremely user friendly.

Cons

I have to send text messages from my computer instead of phone because sometimes the word sequencing gets jumbled from the phone.

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 Vidalinks


Hi Amy, we appreciate your kind words! Also, thank you for bringing the texting part to our attention, we will see what we can do about that.

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Maleeha K.

Highly recommend!

2020-10-19

Day to day is easier as an administrator and we are able to communicate with ease with our parent community.

Pros

Texting option to the community makes communication a breeze.

Cons

Some of the features can currently be used on the computer only and are not in the app. However everything you NEED is available in the app and the team is rolling out changes regularly and responds to the community's needs.

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 SchoolCues


Thank you for your review Maleeha. We are working towards having all of our desktop features be available on mobile too, thank you for being patient with us :)

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Monica C.

Great products and support!

2020-12-11

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the SchoolCues support staff are always available to help and explain.

Pros

The product is relevant and suitable for our needs as a small school.

Cons

I would like to see a more user-friendly approach to the software. As an educator, time is precious. Unfortunately, navigating the software sometimes takes up much time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SchoolCues


Hi Monica, thank you for your review! Please feel free to contact us about any suggestions for changes to our software to make navigating easier for you. We have implemented numerous customer suggestions in the past! :)

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Martha T.

Communication with Parents is Vital

2020-10-15

Overall our experience has been extremely positive and supported our efforts of building a culture that embraces communication and respect.

Pros

It set a standard for parent communication and offered our parents a resource of information on their phone and at their fingertips.

Cons

I have absolutely no complaints or concerns with this software. Any blip we have experienced was dealt with immediately by the staff of School Cues on the same day.

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 SchoolCues


Thank you so much Martha for your kind words. We are glad our system has helped your school :)

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Kate G.

Schoolcues Review

2020-10-14

Their product is great and is super easy to use.

Pros

The software is very easy to use and navigate and provides a very comprehensive platform for our school.

Cons

The software has glitches that confuses and frustrates our families.

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 SchoolCues


We are glad to hear that you have had a positive experience overall with our software, Kate. We will take your feedback into consideration.

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Raschelle M.

SchoolCues

2020-10-08

Awesome!

Pros

Easy to use! Accessible and available.

Cons

Time it takes to send emails to parents

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 Vidalinks


Thank you for your honest review Raschelle. We are happy to hear that you like our system overall, and we will definitely take your email suggestion into consideration.

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Jessica C.

Good program

2020-10-21

Pros

Easy to access User-friendly Simple to navigate

Cons

- need more access to help parents who are unable to signup for events. Unable to do "backend" signups.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SchoolCues


Hi Jessica, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you like our system, and we will definitely take your suggestion into consideration.

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Heather B.

Excellent Value for Money!

2020-10-13

In over a year, this software has made incredible strides. At the rate it has changed, it will be one of the best in the business for the cost of one of the least!

Pros

It is easy to use and customer service is incredible!

Cons

Still some bugs to work out; however, the team was very responsive to issues.

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 SchoolCues


Hi Heather, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your feedback!

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