Gradelink

RATING:

4.7

(606)

About Gradelink

Gradelink is an internet-based school management solution that connects teachers, students, and parents through a single, easy-to-use platform. Schools worldwide use it to save time managing student enrollment, reporting attendance, tracking grades, and generating report cards. Teachers and administrators use Gradelink to customize grade scales and configure class assessments. They store student data, including contact, medical, and demographic information, all in one place. As a result, important information such as current grades and attendance records are always at their fingertips. Integration with Google Classroom, PaySimple, Renaissance, Microsoft Office 365, and other software adds to the versatility. Gradelink also allows parents to track their child’s academi...

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2023
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Gradelink Pricing

Prices start at $113 per month. Get your quick quote at buy.gradelink.com.

Free trial: 

Available

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Gradelink Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Gradelink

1 - 5 of 606 Reviews

Aaron

Education Management, 2 - 10 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

Reviewed April 2021

Comprehensive, but complicated

Linda

Verified reviewer

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2018

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

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!

Vendor Response

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

Replied May 2018

Lynn

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2022

Makes generating transcripts a dream! Friendly customer service.

The support we have received has been very helpful in figuring out what we can and cannot expect from Gradelink. In the main, our team has been very happy with the professionalism Gradelink has given our school over the last 3 years. We plan to continue using it.

PROS

The transcript feature, communication features, and standards tracking have been exceptionally useful for our school. The main reason we looked for a SIS was for transcript records management, and Gradelink has been perfect for us. The Report Card has been more difficult to customize for our small school, but teachers have been able to find work-arounds.

CONS

Ease of Use is 4 stars because some teachers have had a difficult time getting the hang of it, and some help tutorials or explanations can be difficult to find until you know what you're looking for. One feature that we have asked for several times is an app for teachers. The software is unusable on a mobile device, and there are times when a student calls with a question and the teacher is not by a computer browser to help answer that question.

Reason for choosing Gradelink

Gradelink had the most usable features that would integrate with our school operation. Financial accountability was another reason we chose Gradelink; it has great pricing considerations for small schools. We were also able to take advantage of a bonus discount for the setup fee.

Vendor Response

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review, Lynn! Input like yours helps us to understand the needs of our schools better. We look forward to serving your school for many more years to come.

Replied August 2022

Renee

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2017

Working with the customer support staff made the whole learning experience enjoyable.

I am able to keep all of the information about my students and their grades in one easy-to-use, integrated platform. Since this was my first year working with a school and my first year using Gradelink, I had to learn quickly so I could stay ahead of the game while teaching the staff, parents, and students to use it as well. Gradelink was easy to understand, for the most part, and the support staff were easy to work with when I couldn't understand quick enough. I would recommend making more quality training videos to make your product easier to use and more professional feeling.

PROS

I like the shared family information, that parents can look at all of their children's grades in all of their classes under one login. I like the ease of communicating with one class or one grade level without having to create my own email groups. I like being able to change and manipulate the reports to our school's needs. I love the helpfulness of customer support and totally appreciate the fact that they stand with us in trying to understand how to make it work for us instead of being short on patience or frustrated with my inexperience.

CONS

I still haven't figured out how to end up with one English Literatue and Composition grade that incapsulates literature, writing, vocabulary and spelling classes with their different teachers into one final grade for the report card. As our school grows it would be helpful to have that as part of the program instead of the round about way I am doing it currently.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, Renee! We're happy to do what we can to help you take full advantage of Gradelink's capabilities and we look forward to working with Konos Academy for years to come. If you haven't already, please contact your service representative to see what we can do to assist you with grading and report cards.

Replied July 2017

Vilma

Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

Gradelink Review from SESO

We are very happy with the system and expect to continue to use it.

PROS

It is a very complete program, easy to use. Support is readily available and meet your needs in a very timely manner.

CONS

The only thing we would need to be able to complete use the system (attendance and plans) would be if the programming would support a 6 or more rotating days class schedule.

Reason for choosing Gradelink

It was the best option at the time considering communication with parents, scheduling and grading needs.

Reasons for switching to Gradelink

They were never able to provide the programming needed for our scheduling and grading needs.

Vendor Response

We love that you’re so happy with Gradelink, Vilma!

Replied February 2024