I have used Skyward software since 1997 and have found that the software itself, as well as the support provided, are designed to be quick, efficient, and highly user-friendly.
John Strack (Principal, RACINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 21,800)
Attendance taking in Skyward is easier than in any other student software we have used. Since the state reporting module is contained in the same software, it is very easy to audit each six weeks of attendance and correct any discrepancies found.
Sue Pike (Tech Coordinator, DEER PARK ISD, TX - Enrollment 12,300)
By using Skyward, office staff has reliable attendance and discipline capabilities and teachers have versatile secondary gradebooks which promote communication with staff, students and guardians via Family/Student Access as well as the message center and automated email responders.
Leonita Loomans (Skyward District Contact, WEST BEND SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,880)
The option to schedule a report in Skyward to run and be emailed to a user is great. Our attendance clerks are using this feature to run the unrecorded class attendance a few minutes after the start of each period. This saves them time from having to run the report manually several times a day.
Colette Fangman (APPLICATION SPECIALIST, DESOTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #232, KS - Enrollment 5,500)
The Mt. Zion School District (IL) has used both the Student and Financial Skyward software for many years. Both of these programs are very user-friendly. The administrators and secretaries like the ease of entering and maneuvering around the student database. Secretaries love the real-time attendance feature of Student Skyward because it is easy to monitor their attendance by period and it is easy to make corrections.
Karen Edwards (DIRECTOR TECHNOLOGY, MT ZION CMTY UNIT SCH DIST 3, IL - Enrollment 2,464)