Gradelink Software


 

Gradelink is a cloud-based school management solution that helps connect teachers, students and parents through a single interface. Key features include student enrollment management, attendance report generation, grade and attendance tracking and report card printing.

Gradelink’s scheduling feature helps users to customize grade scales and configure assessments for various classes and subjects. Users can store student data including contact details, academic and demographic information. The dashboard allows teachers and administrators to view student information including emergency contacts, current grades, attendance records and allergy information.

Gradelink allows parents to track their child’s academic progress by viewing assignment grades, class schedules, upcoming homework and due dates. The solution provides native mobile apps for Android and iOS devices which lets parents download permission slips, syllabi and worksheets. Integration with PaySimple, Renaissance, Microsoft and other applications is supported.

Support is available via email, phone and through an online knowledge base. Pricing is per student per year.

 

Gradelink - Student information
 
  • Gradelink - Student information
    Student information
  • Gradelink - Payments
    Payments
  • Gradelink - Grade sheet
    Grade sheet
  • Gradelink - Assignments
    Assignments
  • Gradelink - Calendar
    Calendar
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Beth from Seattle Jewish Community School
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

A "B grade" for GradeLink!

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As a teacher, I appreciate the vast amount of information kept within the software. However, the entire program is not user friendly and, as a result, can be very time consuming. My work with the help center has been nothing but an friendly and helpful.

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This is our 4th year using Gradelink at my school and I am really in the groove of using the product. It is full of information, so many things that we cannot even get to in our usage. Most importantly, the customer service and help center is phenomenal. I have never experienced such competency and kindness in a company.

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This software is so full of information and buttons, that it is not always intuitive. Many teachers at my school complain about the complexity of doing what should be the easiest tasks. I have found that much of my work, especially when entering comments, does not get saved. It is also limiting in how report cards can be formatted, which we know not to be the case with other software.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thank you for the compliments about our service, Beth! We're sorry to hear that you and some of your fellow teachers have had some frustrations. Because Gradelink has so many capabilities, it can be a bit complicated. We want everyone at your school to be as comfortable as possible with using Gradelink. If additional teacher training would be helpful, which is included at no additional charge, please schedule a time with your service rep and we¿ll be glad help.

 

Aaron from Trinity Lutheran Church and School
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Frustrating!

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It has been frustrating to say the least because when we have problems or questions, customer service can "only give you 30 minutes". These issues cannot be resolved in 30 minutes. Really feeling like this will be a one year deal because it is currently not worth the money invested, but we will get our one year out of it hope that the kinks and issues get resolved.

Pros

It has everything in one site. It gives parents an opportunity to check their financial status, students' grades, attendance, and behavior assessments.

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It is so frustrating to get set up because the system does not let you customize much, especially in attendance. We are a small school and also have to record church and Sunday School attendance, but it doesn't do that separately nor easily. It doesn't have an option for signing students up for their lunch options for the day! Again, common sense for an All-in-one system. We've foregone the Lesson Plan feature because it displays assignments in a confusing manner. It displays an assignment on the date that it is due...not the day it is assigned. A student/parent can't check to see what assignments they had assigned that day because all of the assignments are listed later on in the week when they are due. We've tried the workaround on that and it just doesn't make sense.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Aaron, please let us know what we can do to help you get more comfortable with Gradelink. We are sincerely sorry you felt rushed. Our policy is to give people as much time as they need for consultation. We're here to assist you by phone at 800-742-3083, email at service@gradelink.com and online at our help site. While you're logged in to Gradelink, help is also available by clicking on the yellow question mark at the top of the screen. Remember, whatever support and training you need are included with your Gradelink service at no additional charge.

 

Lorraine from YMCA of Greater St. Pete-BPMS 21st CCLC
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Grade Tracking made easy

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We have fun tracking progress and grades here!

Cons

I wish parents had access as we do as educators.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Glad to hear you find it so enjoyable, Lorraine! Gradelink gives parents access to grades, attendance, calendars, sign up for alerts and more through the parent portal. They can also download the free student/teacher app to get Gradelink on the go.

 

Andy from Faith Family Church

July 2018

July 2018

Does many things well - may leave over the accounting module

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It does keep grades and student info well, but the billing and accounting module is lacking.

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user-friendly, easy for parents and staff to comprehend. We like how easy it was to setup the software.

Cons

The accounting module fails the functionality test. We are considering moving to another package because actions that should be simple are missing or tedious. No word from the company if they are working towards a solution.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

While it sounds like you¿ve been pleased with Gradelink for the most part, we're sorry you've been frustrated with some of the financial features, Andy. We are always working on expanding and improving Gradelink's abilities, including the areas you're talking about, although we don't have a release date at this point. We certainly value your input because it aids in our product development.

 

Anissa from West Covina Christian School

July 2018

July 2018

Overall it was a really good experience. All the hard work was worth it based on the outcome.

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We really trust Gradelink, as they previously hosted our old site and always do a great job with our school package we have through them. Since we knew we were overdue for an updated website, it was an automatic choice for us to ask Gradelink to handle the design. We are so thrilled with our new website! It is so much cleaner, fresher, user-friendly, precise and engaging. Vince helped us take the next best steps and continues to assure us beyond the finished product, which demonstrates outstanding customer service. Rep was absolutely phenomenal! So very patient, detail-oriented, honest, attentive and kind he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with the final product and that we felt comfortable to collaborate and share our ideas and needs during the building process. Our site needed so much work, and he was always very gracious in our planning meetings. His expertise was so evident and he worked extremely hard to ensure our satisfaction. Genuine excitement about our website project was also evident and helped spur us along when we needed to envision our future site. We are so grateful for Rep and Gradelink!

Cons

Everyone on our team isn't super "techy" so there will be a learning curve. However, we are glad that we can utilize the monthly support that Gradelink offers.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

It's been a pleasure working with West Covina Christian School, Anissa! Please let us know how we can help less tech-savvy staff members become more comfortable with Gradelink.

 

Linda from Sacred Hearts School, Bradford

May 2018

May 2018

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

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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!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

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

 

Jamie from GVCS
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Fantastic and easy to use!

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The benefits are outstanding for teachers, administrators and school support staff. It easily aligns all our needs into one spot and it is user friendly!

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Putting grades, lesson plans, communication, teacher features and admin features all in one place is the best thing invented since sliced bread! It has taken so much wasted time and consolidated into one easy to use system for all possible school needs.

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I have not found anything I do not like about this software. We currently use a different system at my school and I was looking at Gradelink that is used at my friends school. There are more features and is it easier to use. So far, it is winning me over!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

We're glad you like Gradelink so much, Jamie! Please contact us anytime at 800-742-3083 to talk about how how easy it is to get Gradelink set up and running at GVCS. We handle the bulk of the work, train your staff and provide friendly support anytime you need it.

 

Joseph from Trinity Christian Academy

May 2018

May 2018

Good program.

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User friendly. Very reasonably priced. Great technical support.

Cons

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

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.

 

Christy from Archdiocese of St. Louis

April 2018

April 2018

Our school has used several online grading sites over the past few years. This is by far the best.

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This software makes it very easy for me to manage my grades. I can also quickly access reports on attendance, missing assignments, grade point averages, and more. This software allows me to do things quickly, freeing up more time after work.

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Gradelink is incredibly easy to use. You can easily view report cards, grade point averages, missing assignments, etc. Notifications and assignments can be sent through the site as well.

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There is nothing that I can think of that I dislike about this software. It is easy to use and worth the price paid.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Thank you for sharing how well Gradelink is working for your school, Christy! We work hard to make it as useful as possible, so we appreciate it.

 

Adam from Holy Infant School

April 2018

April 2018

Great interface and features

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This program has answered all of our questions regarding a Online Report Card program. Our parents love it because they get real-time updates about grades. Our students love it because they are more focused on their academics. And most important, our teachers love it because it allows them customize their grading styles to fit their class..not the school!

Cons

I really can't think of anything. This program has so many features that we wanted, that I can't think of a con.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

We love that everybody loves it!

 

Tara from ST. ALBAN ROE SCHOOL

April 2018

April 2018

We started using Gradelink this year and have been very pleased.

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We really like the school news page and the email feature.
It is very helpful to have access to all the student's and family information in one place.

Cons

Getting set up in the beginning was a little challenging. There was almost too much student/family information that could be captured. We don't need all of it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

We're glad you're off to a good start, Tara! Remember, training and support are included with your service, so please contact your rep to let us know how we can help you get the most out of Gradelink.

 

Simone from Saint Lucie Christian

April 2018

April 2018

Great service in a timely manner

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Timely responses, provides feedback, very friendly customer service. We are very happy with the service.

Cons

There are a few features that we would like to use for our school site. Overall, it's a great product, just would like to see more functionality to assist users.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Glad to be of service, Simone! Please let us know what additional functionality you're looking for. There may be an existing feature that has what you're looking for or perhaps you've got a great idea for a new one.

 

Kyla from Village Leadership Academy

April 2018

April 2018

GradeLink is very user friendly for parents, students, teachers and administrators.

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Everything is in one central location and easy to navigate. It is also great that the software developers are constantly asking for suggestions to improve and actually take your concerns into consideration when new updates occur.

Cons

One area for improvement would be to have a upload button that allows information to be uploaded to multiple accounts rather than putting in information one by one.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

It's gratifying to know you're finding Gradelink so easy and convenient, Kayla! And you're right ¿ we do value what our schools have to say, so thank you for your input.

 

Nicole from Grove City Optical

April 2018

April 2018

I wish the school would change their software

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Thee isn't too much to say about this software. I wish it was easier to use and to navigate as a parent

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It's very busy and there's a lot going on. It's hard to navigate through and not very user friendly.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

We're sorry you're frustrated, Nicole. We work hard to make Gradelink as easy to use as possible and we have a couple things that may help. Please watch this brief how-to video for students and parents: http://bit.ly/2c62Mz8. We also have a free mobile app that many parents enjoy: gradelink.com/student-parent-app.

 

Ben from Lighthouse Baptist Academy

April 2018

April 2018

This has been fantastic for our school this year

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All of our records in one spot. If I run into an issue, customer service is ready to help. If they don't have an instantaneous answer, they will work on it and get back to me promptly!!

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Nothing of any major significance. Each time I have had a problem, customer service has helped me to quickly resolve it

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Happy to help, Ben! We're looking forward to many more years of serving LBA.

 

Carlos from The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte

March 2018

March 2018

Informative. Helpful. Easy . Organized

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The pros to the software all of the information that would typically be in multiple files and different places is found in this one system.

Cons

The cons as an administrator are some of the great features are not immediately presented to the user.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Sounds as though you like how comprehensive Gradelink is, yet you might benefit from some help. We have online admin training here: https://bit.ly/2vPbigm. And of course email and phone support is free.

 


March 2018

March 2018

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Extremely easy for putting in student documentation and grading for the teachers makes reports cards simple. Smart send made emailing all school documents very easy.

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Very little issues but if there are issues then customer service is there to help guide you to an aswer

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you for the review!

 

Kim from Mother Lode Christian School

March 2018

March 2018

The service with gradelink is quick, friendly and easy, always willing to get the answer.

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The ease for inputting the student information and grading for the teachers makes reports cards easy. Easy to email all school information with the smart send.

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Sometimes implementing new or removing areas with the report cards are difficult. Do not like that smart send sends a blank email
for areas where there are no emails entered. Not all families have two emails and not all students have them. So it is frustrating sending emails and getting no address found.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thanks for the review, Kim! Please contact your service rep and we'll see what we can do make emailing work more smoothly for you.

 

Anna from Still Creek Christian Academy

February 2018

February 2018

My experience with Gradelink was awesome!

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A lot of functionality

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The support team is always so willing to help and you can actually speak to a person not a machine. All in all the system is pretty user friendly.

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There are some little quirks you have to learn about it but the big ? Customer rep helps to find almost all the answers. If you can't find the answer the support team is quick at helping you resolve it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you, Anna. We make customer service a top priority so it's always nice to be appreciated!

 

Christina from Heritage Christian School

February 2018

February 2018

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As a parent, I like the function of being able to have download forms from teachers for my son. Gradelink is a fantastic tool for teachers, students, and parents. It's user-friendly and valuable.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Gradelink, Gradelink

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

We love hearing from parents, Christina! Have you downloaded the student/parent app? It's great for checking grades, schedules, homework assignments and more. It's free at gradelink.com/student-parent-app.