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Skyward makes term-end grading simple Sep 18, 2013
By Margaret Ford (Tech Support Specialist, FORT BEND ISD, TX - Enrollment 70,184)

Skyward has been a tool that has saved us much time and effort, especially in the area of term-end grades. Checkout used to be a nightmare, having to reconcile two different systems, but Skyward's grading processes have made it extremely simple.
Great networking opportunity  Feb 27, 2014
By Robyn Steiner (Administrator, SEMINOLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 64,191)

iCon provides a great opportunity to network with fellow Skyward users.
iCon sessions are informative and eye opening  Feb 27, 2014
By Dominique Ballacchino (Administrator, SEMINOLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 64,191)

It's always great to come and network and attend sessions. The Curriculum/Standards sessions were awesome and very informative. Seeing myDistrict360 was eye opening.
iCon offers multiple sessions to accommodate customers' needs.  Mar 1, 2013
By Michael Heaps (IT Director, JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, UT - Enrollment 53,500)

I appreciate when new features are offered multiple times so I can attend both finance and student sessions.
iCon was a great opportunity for customers to develop relationships with Skyward Staff and other customers.  Mar 1, 2013
By Stevens Harwood (Business Manager, JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, UT - Enrollment 53,500)

iCon is great. It gives you a chance to hear about new products and changes in a more informative format then just release notes or even a Webex. The best part however is the ability to talk to and develop relationships with Skyward Staff and other customers.
Texas School Districts chose Skyward because of their commitment and dedication.  Mar 25, 2013
By Debbie Largent (Tech Support Specialist, LEWISVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 52,100)

When Lewisville ISD selected Skyward for our student information system, it was not simply because it was the Texas State-Sponsored solution. We wanted a vendor that would be a great partner for our district, and we have been very pleased with our choice. Skyward's commitment to Texas has been evidence by their efforts throughout this process. Skyward has dedicated programmers to the project who have worked directly with all parties to ensure that the needs of the Texas school districts are being met.
Customer enjoyed meeting Skyward staff at iCon! Mar 1, 2013
By Maurice Bonner (Business Manager, ST LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 41,740)

I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk with the Skyward staff and learn about the new features from Skyward.
iCon attendee was very pleased with both the conference and Skyward staff.  Mar 1, 2013
By Kris Worley (Business Manager, ST LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 41,740)

Attending the 2013 Conference has been a great experience. Skyward staff is very knowledgeable about the functionality of Skyward's product. All presenters were very positive and excited about what is happening with their product. Thanks for the experience.
Skyward gives us a huge advantage Aug 19, 2013
By Terry St. Cyr (CFO, ESCAMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 40,629)

We no longer have to wait on overnight jobs to update general ledger as we make entries and corrections. This is a huge advantage.
Skyward is a system to help educate students.  Mar 1, 2013
By Russ Best (Administrator, CANYONS SCHOOL DISTRICT, UT - Enrollment 34,636)

This was my first Skyward iCon Conference. I came here believing that Skyward is a school management system which enables districts to manage student and employee records. My eyes have now been opened to how Skyward is also a system to help educate students.
Customer Service provided great expertise  Sep 24, 2013
By Clinton Huffman (Tech Support Specialist, SPRING BRANCH ISD, TX - Enrollment 34,100)

Recently, I worked with Skyward's Customer Service. I knew the module well, but I was unfamiliar with some of the state specifics in regards to this module. I was provided with great expertise and I saved probably ten hours of work. I really appreciate their assistance and expertise!
Helpful and friendly Skyward staff  Feb 27, 2014
By Vicki Morrison (Administrator, LEON COUNTY SCHOOLS, FL - Enrollment 33,176)

I really enjoyed the conference. Skyward staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Can't wait for next year.
Best customer service support Oct 20, 2009
By Pam Bishop (Payroll Supervisor, GRAND PRAIRIE ISD, TX - Enrollment 27,000)

I love Skyward. It has the best customer service support whether it’s iLinc, phone, or email. I would recommend Skyward hands down.
School district chose Skyward because of their comprehensive functionality, value, and mobile device compatibility.  Apr 8, 2013
By David Jacobson (Tech Support Specialist, LAMAR CONS ISD, TX - Enrollment 27,000)

Lamar Consolidated ISD recently selected and is in the process of implementing the Skyward Student Information System. The primary goal of the selection committee was to choose a system that will meet the needs of the district for the next seven to ten years. More importantly, however, the objective was to select a vendor who will partner with the district to meet the implementation and long term needs of the fast-growing district. Every sub-committee independently selected Skyward as did an overwhelming majority of individual committee members. Comprehensive functionality, value, and mobile device compatibility are some of the reasons why Lamar Consolidated ISD chose Skyward.
Skyward's Mobile application provides flexibility Dec 31, 2013
By Angela Willis (Administrator, GRAND PRAIRIE ISD, TX - Enrollment 27,000)

Skyward is a great ERP Product for k-12 Business. We really enjoy the direction the company has decided to go with the Mobile Application. The Mobile Application provides flexibility for our administrators by offering our secured users to approve purchase orders and time off request via their mobile device. We look forward to more enhancements for the web and mobile application.
The web based system allows schools to notify parents on a moment's notice Jun 6, 2014
By Jeff Harrison (Administrator, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOLS, IN - Enrollment 20,100)

We have used the Skylert system for the last for years and feel it is a great product. We use the system to mass deploy phone calls in the case of delays in closings (via phone, email, and text), notify families of students that are absent, deliver school and district newsletters, and also use to deliver other mass notifications. We appreciate that the system is web based-so that we can do it from anywhere and even on a moments notice.
Skyward offers many time saving tools Oct 8, 2013
By Cheryl Burt (Tech Support Specialist, ROCHESTER ISD 535, MN - Enrollment 16,500)

Skyward helps our district by giving parents and students real time access to class information. This saves the teachers time answering or returning phone calls about grades on a daily basis. The Post to Family Access feature also saves us time because report cards get to parents so much earlier.
All information in one program Jun 10, 2014
By Amy Shults (Administrator, SEVIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 15,000)

Having all information for employees in one program has been a true blessing!
Friendly people and good software Jun 10, 2014
By Shelia Beckley (Administrator, SEVIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 15,000)

To someone considering Skyward; they have friendly people and good software.
User friendly software program Jun 10, 2014
By Doris Phillips (Secretary, SEVIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 15,000)

Skyward software is a very great and user friendly program!
User friendly software  Jun 10, 2014
By Angela Lindsey (Secretary, SEVIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 15,000)

I would tell someone who is considering Skyward software that it is very user friendly.
Skyward is great for payroll and employee management Jun 10, 2014
By Patti Flynn (Administrator, SEVIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 15,000)

Skyward's software is great for payroll. I love, love, love employee management and that the employees have access to it!
Skyward is user friendly  Jun 10, 2014
By Carla Miller (Secretary, SEVIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 15,000)

Skyward is very user friendly. I would highly recommend this software!
New customer enjoys attending iCon.  Feb 28, 2013
By Kathy Neumann (Tech Support Specialist, CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 14,755)

With this being our first year on Skyward, I found this conference to be very informative. I enjoyed attending.
Customer finds iCon to be very informative and well organized.  Mar 1, 2013
By Joni Seagreaves (Business Manager, CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 14,755)

Very informative and well organized.
Educational conference Feb 27, 2014
By Joni Seagreaves (Administrator, CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 14,755)

Skyward's conference was very educational!
Skyward makes reporting easy Oct 8, 2013
By Norma Cruz (Administrator, IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TX - Enrollment 14,259)

Skyward helps our district by keeping track of our employees through Data Management. Skyward also makes reporting easy.
Skyward helps me keep track of my students' lunch accounts Oct 17, 2012
By Cathy Kurdys (Parent, MCLEAN CMTY SCHOOL DIST 5, IL - Enrollment 14,000)

I use Skyward to view my children's grades and lunch account through their school. This helps me have up-to-date information on how my children are doing in school. The lunch account is also very helpful to ensure there is always money in the account. It is very easy to use and navigate through the different screens to access the information I am looking for.
Finance and HR modules allows me to easily pull reports Apr 25, 2013
By Tammy Smith (Administrator, WYLIE ISD, TX - Enrollment 13,304)

I use the Finance and HR modules in my position. This makes my job easier because it handles all of our financial needs and it allows us to pull reports with ease.
Skyward helps school district with their diverse needs.  May 13, 2013
By Geri Hammer (Administrator, PEORIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 150, IL - Enrollment 13,174)

The trainers and customer support at Skyward are accessible to us for understanding our diverse needs for as large as we are as a school district. Our reporting and tracking with this system has greatly improved. Skyward has been focused on the needs of our district for continued service.
Skyward's Financial/Student software is very beneficial to schools May 13, 2013
By Geri Hammer (Administrator, PEORIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 150, IL - Enrollment 13,174)

We have had the Skyward Financial/Student package since 2005. The access to the amount of information it can contain is very beneficial to our company. It is a great improvement over the system prior to Skyward.
Customer loves Skywards products, and looks forward to going to iCon to learn more about the system.  Feb 28, 2013
By Maurice Bonner (Administrator, FLAGLER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT , FL - Enrollment 12,966)

This is our fourth year with Skyward and we love it! From day one until now I have learned so much with handling the student side and I love the system. Attending the Skyward iCon is always exciting to attend to learn more.
Skyward makes rollovers easier Oct 3, 2013
By Meghan Woods (Tech Support Specialist, ELK RIVER IND SCH DIST 728, MN - Enrollment 12,550)

Skyward helps our district by making year to year rollovers easier and by allowing employees to view and interact with their data.
Saving time with payroll Jun 10, 2014
By Michelle Poteet (Administrator, PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 11,300)

Skyward has streamlined our payroll while offering us many options that were once handled manually. Skyward saves us a lot of time.
Helpful Customer Service  Apr 7, 2014
By Deanna Fuller (Secretary, EAU CLAIRE AREA SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 11,111)

Skyward is user friendly. If you need help, their customer service is willing to help with your individual issue.
Skyward is approachable  Feb 27, 2014
By Jane Bredendick (Secretary, EAU CLAIRE AREA SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 11,111)

I'm very impressed with how approachable Skyward people are. I feel comfortable asking many questions because Skyward is so available. When we say "Skyward" I envision welcoming people. Thank you!
Skyward Reps help with ISEE Reporting  Feb 5, 2014
By Lisa Loy (Administrator, COEUR D ALENE SCHOOL DIST 271, ID - Enrollment 11,000)

Skyward helps my district with reporting. I am very impressed with the Skyward Reps for helping me do my ISEE Reporting every month.
Skyward provides us great service Oct 10, 2013
By Ann Goodmundson (Administrator, WAYZATA ISD #284, MN - Enrollment 10,421)

Skyward helps our district by providing us with great service. I love the webinars that have been provided to us!
Family Access saves parents and teachers time Oct 3, 2013
By Kaari Johnson (Tech Support Specialist, WAYZATA ISD #284, MN - Enrollment 10,421)

Skyward helps our district by providing one system that schools, parents, teachers, and other staff can all use to share information. In today's crazy/busy world, it seems time consuming to make phone calls about attendance, send mailings with grades, and have teachers communicate directly with each set of parents. Skyward Family Access saves parents and teachers a lot of time.
Very flexible and user friendly Dec 20, 2012
By Marie Reed (Skyward User Support, WAYZATA ISD #284, MN - Enrollment 10,421)

Skyward's Student Information System is very flexible and user friendly. Just as important, I find Skyward's Support Staff to be highly professional, caring and willing to go the extra mile to assist us on those occasions when we need help. To me, this is a key reason for our 16+ year usage of Skyward for our Student, Finance and HR Information System.
Skyward staff are phenomenal Dec 11, 2013
By David Culberson (Administrator, SHARYLAND ISD, TX - Enrollment 10,100)

We use the Skyward administrative software for human resources, student, and finance due to the full suite of modules it has to offer. This allows us to eliminate double entry of data, minimize the use of paper, reduce the need for multiple user accounts, etc. Skyward continues to update their administrative software as state reporting changes and industry standards come about. The customer service, support, technical support, and training staff are phenomenal. They know their product, have quick response time, and follow through on all requests.
Skyward provides great support Jun 10, 2014
By Susan Dalton (Administrator, HAMBLEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 10,000)

To someone who is considering Skyward I would tell them that Skyward Reps are excellent and provide great support.
Skyward consultants quickly help us get set up Jun 10, 2014
By Deborah Aarons (Secretary, HAMBLEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 10,000)

I am new to the system but I have had a favorable experience so far. We deployed Fast Track a few months ago and used webinars guided by a Fast Track (Skyward) consultant. The Skyward consultant was extremely knowledgeable and walked me through the step by step options and we got the module up and running in record time. We are currently using the same method to deploy Employee Management. I am amazed at the amount of work that we can complete in one of these sessions.
Skyward Educator Access helps us find vital information Apr 19, 2013
By Renee Cervantes (Tech Support Specialist, BASTROP ISD, TX - Enrollment 9,700)

The Skyward Educator Access module helps me with my job. We have our media release forms that are approved or not approved by parents, which is notated in the Skyward Educator Access Student Profile feature. In my line of work, if a student does not have the parent's permission to be photographed, then I can look that up in their student profile.
Improve efficiencies, decrease costs, and better allocate resources Dec 17, 2012
By James Rohwer (Technology Coordinator, MINNETONKA PUB SCH-SER CENTER, MN - Enrollment 9,486)

Skyward has provided a core software package along with add on modules that allow school districts improve efficiencies, decrease costs, and better allocate resources. By utilizing Skyport, single database fro student, finance, and human resources, integrating Data Warehouse, utilizing robust curriculum and assessment modules, and providing more data and information through Family Access we have been able to focus on a single platform and system to fulfill our growing needs in K-12 education. We have been able to utilize most of the Skyward modules in a combined system with the help of Skyward's staff and the outstanding help from MN Sales Team!
Happy to be with the Skyward family  Jun 10, 2014
By Randy Brison (Administrator, DICKSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 8,864)

The people at Skyward have been great to work with! I am ecstatic to be with the Skyward family!
Skyward provides perfect record keeping. Dec 20, 2012
By Vicky Paoli (, WAUSAU SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 8,750)

Skyward helps our district by providing perfect record keeping for DPI reporting and end-of-year reporting.
Using Family Access is convenient at home  May 28, 2013
By Meredith Roel (Parent, LONGVIEW ISD, TX - Enrollment 8,450)

We used Family Access for registration and it was great. I didn't even have to leave my couch!
Skyward helps you work smarter, not harder  Jun 10, 2014
By Pam Cox (Business Manager, JOHNSON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 7,918)

Skyward is awesome. It will save you time by helping you to work smarter, not harder. It is worth the initial work. You will love it. The options that Skyward offers are endless.
Skyward is awesome!  Jun 10, 2014
By Tara Spencer (Administrator, JOHNSON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 7,918)

Skyward is awesome!! I have used several programs and it is by far the best. I love the export to excel function and that beloved clone button!
Skywards products help reach students who struggle to learn.  Apr 12, 2013
By Scott Anthony (Business Manager, CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 230, IL - Enrollment 7,883)

Skyward has had an immeasurable impact helping us engage our students and parents. The Message Center has opened up lines of communication between our staff and community like never before. Additionally, Skylert is keeping all of our stakeholders up-to-date with our District's latest news and information. Communication is the key to reaching our students that are struggling the most; Skyward has given us the ability to reach even the most troubled learners.
Skyward is an awesome communication tool  Oct 29, 2013
By Chris Jenner (Tech Support Specialist, CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 230, IL - Enrollment 7,883)

Skyward is an awesome communication tool for parents, teachers, and students. The new look of Family/Student access has also been very well received.
Skyward impacts students, parents, and employees  Aug 14, 2013
By Devin Arms (, CENTER GROVE CMTY SCH DIS, IN - Enrollment 7,812)

The impact of Skyward is far-reaching; our students, parents, and employees all interact with Skyward in a unique manner on a regular basis. Categorizing Skyward as the conduit that keeps our school corporation running would be an understatement.
Skyward has been a marked improvement over our previous SIS Oct 18, 2012
By Andrew Smiley (Teacher, CENTER GROVE CMTY SCH DIS, IN - Enrollment 7,812)

Skyward has been a marked improvement over our previous SIS. I like how simple it is and how well Skyward responds to requests for improvements. It is also a great tool as an athletic coach as it allows me to check on the academic success of my athletes as well as contact parents easily.
Skyward plays an integral role in the daily operations at our school Aug 14, 2013
By Devin Arms (, CENTER GROVE CMTY SCH DIS, IN - Enrollment 7,812)

Both the Skyward Student Management Suite and the Skyward School Business Suite play an integral role in the daily operations of our school corporation. When taking into account the various modules that we leverage, Skyward allows us to efficiently manage critical functions and processes, all from within a consistent, user-friendly interface.
Student Management Suite makes my job easier Jun 10, 2013
By Jim Melchor (Secretary, ABINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, PA - Enrollment 7,605)

I utilize multiple components of the Student Management Suite in support of the instructional program at our nine schools. Skyward makes my job easier by the ability to run queries through data mining and custom reports. Now, data warehouse allows us to analyze relationships between such data elements as student's classroom performance, attendance, discipline, and state assessment scores.
Easy to learn and access data Jun 10, 2014
By Dawn Shaw (Guidance Counselor, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 7,483)

To someone who is considering Skyward software I would tell them that with Skyward it is easy access data and learn the software!
Simulations are helpful in training  Jun 10, 2014
By Teresa Deck (Administrator, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 7,483)

To someone who is considering Skyward software, the simulations are very helpful in the training.
Training and support Jun 10, 2014
By Lisa Dillard (Administrator, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 7,483)

Skyward has great training and support.
Skyward is easy to use and very helpful for both teachers and parents.  Dec 9, 2012
By Jennifer Ksicinski (Teacher, STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,462)

I use Skyward as a teacher to take attendance and access information of the children in my class. The information can help me when needing to contact a parent or to review a child's medical or educational status. It has been very easy to use and very helpful. I use Skyward as a parent to check grades, missing assignments, general messages from each of my children's schools. Sometimes I know before my son if he has something missing and this has allowed me to stay on top of things. I am able to know his grades and assignment information quickly allowing me to aide in my son's education if needed.
Educator Access allows our teachers to be more effective in the classroom.  Dec 7, 2012
By Elizabeth Anderson (Teacher, STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,462)

Through the grade book I am able to quickly and easily access parent contact information, the grades of my structured study hall students, and student absences; all of which allow me to monitor my students' progress and intervene in a timely manner when necessary. I have also become an avid user of the online assignment program. It has helped me to provide extremely timely feedback on assessments during and at the end of units, and assists me in analyzing which topics my students need more time to master. I can say without a doubt that incorporating Educator Access into my teaching has made me a more effective classroom teacher.
Skyward's online assignments are useful for students and save time for teachers outside of the classroom.  Dec 7, 2012
By Janet Peronto (Teacher, STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,462)

Skyward's online assignments have proven to be extremely useful in my English literature classroom. While reading a book together, I am able to quiz students often to check for understanding. I was able to devise the quizzes in the summer so that I was prepared when classes began in the fall. With only a few clicks of the mouse, the quiz is available to my students and their scores are automatically placed in the grade book. This time saver allows me the time I need to prepare lesson plans and to teach them, not to spend time correcting papers.
Skyward allows student to check on grades and missing assignments.  Dec 9, 2012
By Zach Ksicinski (Student, STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,462)

Skyward allows me to check my grades, it also lets me see if I have missing assignments or things I need to get caught up on. Many teachers use the test taking tool and it helps create a different testing environment.
Special Education module is time-saving Dec 17, 2013
By Holly Burns (Parent, STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,462)

Here at the Stevens Point Area School District, we use the Skyward Special Ed module to track our Special Education student's Evaluation and IEP Paperwork. It is extremely time-saving to have an integrated system where the information from the Regular Education records can automatically pull into the Special Ed records. We find the system to be efficient and user-friendly. We like that we can customize forms and can run reports easily.
Check Estimator is a Great Tool! Nov 29, 2012
By Julie Lipke (PAYROLL ASSISTANT, SUN PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,300)

Skyward helps our district by allowing all employees to use employee access to view their personal and payroll information when they wish. The check estimator is such a great tool for everyone, especially this year when everything is in a state of flux.
The software has been streamlined. Nov 29, 2012
By Gail Thering (BOOKKEEPER/PAYROLL, SUN PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,300)

I work with payroll. The software has been more streamlined and we're always are able to get good answers when necessary. Going to the web gradually helps us all understand the new screens and the new processes.
Skyward has many ways to help us  Apr 7, 2014
By Julie Lipke (Administrator, SUN PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 7,300)

I appreciate the fact that Skyward has many ways to help us if we have a problem: Live Chat, phone calls, or Webex. The online documentation is helpful as well.
Information is all in one location Oct 10, 2013
By Kathleen Goswitz (Administrator, ROSEVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, MN - Enrollment 7,221)

Skyward helps our district by saving time for staff because all information is located within one system.
A big improvement for our district  Jun 10, 2014
By Angie Price (Administrator, KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 6,909)

Skyward has been a big improvement for our school district!
Reporting software is easy to use  Jun 10, 2014
By Martha Reid (Administrator, KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 6,909)

The monthly and quarterly ending reporting software is easy to use.
Skyward puts everything in one convenient software system.  Apr 8, 2013
By Heather Butterfield (Health Coordinator, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

Skyward helps our district by making it easy to manage employee information, benefits, and pay information. I like that Skyward is easy to use and has everything we need in one software system.
As a tech support manager, I have been continually impressed with Skyward's customer support services.  Dec 13, 2012
By Brandon Holt (Tech Support Specialist, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

In my role as a technology support manager, I am continually impressed with Skyward's customer support services. They have the resources, commitment, and the understanding of school operations that our district depends on to function both efficiently and effectively. They are adept problem solvers, but more importantly, through conversations with our district personnel and their proactive staff development initiatives, they have become problem "preventers" who can often tailor solutions to our needs.
Skyward works with DPI to ensure state reporting rules are in the software to make correct reports  Jun 11, 2014
By Sonja Hoskins (Administrator, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

As part of my job responsibilities as Data Services Manager, I verify and submit the data for WSLS, ISES, and CWCS. It is very beneficial that Skyward works with DPI to ensure that all of their state reporting rules are written into the software so it will be reported correctly. As DPI changes rules and data submission requirements, Skyward makes it a priority to update their software as soon as possible so districts will have their data submitted correctly. Skyward also has incorporated reporting options in their software to use as data verification tools when verifying our data before we submit it to DPI. It's very helpful that we do not have to create our own verification tools; it's already in the system!
Family Access helps parents stay up-to-date on their child's information.  Apr 8, 2013
By Ledi Leoffler (IT Director, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

The most important benefit to using Skward is the immediate access it provides to parents to view detailed information on their child/children. From paying school meals online, to seeing attendance, grades, and missing assignments, parents have a great overview of how their child/children are doing in school.
Putting customers first  Feb 27, 2014
By Sonja Hoskins (Administrator, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

Skyward is a great company to work with! They always put their customers first!
Skyward is committed to their customers  Dec 23, 2013
By Sonja Hoskins (, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

As the Data Services Manager for our district, I work with many different systems that integrate with our student information. Skyward is always striving to work with these vendors to incorporate data transfers between system to ensure data integrity. I believe Skyward is a company who has passion for their work, integrity, and honesty and shows this through their commitment to their customers.
Family Access helps keep parents informed about their child and school.  May 6, 2013
By Ledi Leoffler (IT Director, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

Skyward is a great way to keep on top of what is going on at school and sparks great conversation at the dinner table. From an office perspective it dramatically reduces the number of parent phone calls with questions. My particular favorite is the message center to remind parents of upcoming activities and events at school. Parents can never receive "too much" information!
We have been very satisfied with Skyward.  Dec 14, 2012
By Sonja Hoskins (Administrator, LACROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,800)

In my experience with Skyward, they are always striving to improve their product to be more efficient, more user friendly, and more intuitive. They truly value their customer's input on suggestions for product enhancements. As a long time Skyward customer, I have come to depend upon their expertise as well as their commitment to and concern for their customers. I know Skyward to be a company of people who have passion for their work, integrity, and honesty.
Our school is all about Skyward! Apr 19, 2013
By Becky Hodges (Administrator, MAIZE UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST 266, KS - Enrollment 6,750)

Student Management is our lifeline for tracking student information. Our school is all about Skyward!
Skyward helps parents know more information about their child's life at school.  Apr 8, 2013
By Donna Anderson (Tech Support Specialist, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

Skyward helps our students/district by helping students, parents, and school staff work collaboratively to make students become the best they can be. Parents can have access to their child's grades, attendance, and food service 24/7 and learn information about their children that they might not otherwise know. Our school District uses the data that is gathered through Skyward to strengthen our schools by making decisions for students that would be a benefit for them.
Skyward helps increase student, parent, and teacher communication Oct 14, 2013
By Jessica Everson (Administrator, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

Skyward helps our district by allowing families to access their children's school information. This increases communication between students, parents, and teachers. Skyward helps district employees communicate quickly and efficiently as well.
School District staff can communicate better with Skyward Apr 8, 2013
By Deena Hoey (Administrator, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

As a staff member, Skyward helps the district to communicate so staff is able to know all information about each student.
Skyward helps keep communication between students, parents, and school Oct 14, 2013
By Deena Hoey (Secretary, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

Skyward helps our district by keeping communication open between students, parents, and school. Being able to check student information, pay student lunch and fees all together is very helpful to parents.
Skyward allows families to be engaged in their students' academics.  Apr 8, 2013
By Jessica Everson (Secretary, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

Skyward helps our students/districts by allowing families to be completely engaged in their students academic career. Students can keep track of assignments and parents can be completely involved. Not only can you view grades, but you can get missing assignments. This is extremely beneficial for families!
Family Access helps parents Apr 8, 2013
By Deena Hoey (Administrator, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

As a parent I am able to track my child's progress day to day so when they are struggling I am able to catch it right away. I am able to pay for lunch online so I don't forget to send money.
Skyward makes secretary's job easier.  Mar 8, 2013
By Susan Benton (Secretary, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

I am a secretary, so Skyward makes my job easier every year. Going from PaC to Web has been awesome. We will be doing the finance side starting this will and what we have seen will definitely improve what we do.
Skyward gives customer the tools and information they need Apr 8, 2013
By Darlene Hatchett (Tech Support Specialist, BELOIT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,500)

Skyward helps our students/district by giving us the information and tools we need that would best help students, parents, and staff. Skyward gives us training, keeping us to date on new ways to use the Skyward system.
Skyward saves money for school districts Jun 10, 2014
By Amy Moore (Administrator, WHITE SETTLEMENT ISD, TX - Enrollment 6,498)

Skyward allows me to purchase for my district while still having time to get the best deal for our teachers and staff. I am able to answer questions about purchase orders quickly and accurately.
Teachers, parents, and students can all benefit from Skyward's grading system.  Dec 11, 2012
By Lisa Winterowd (Administrator, BRAINERD IND SCH DISTRICT 181, MN - Enrollment 6,276)

The Skyward grading system has become an integral part of instructional aptitude at ISD 181. All teachers are able to enter grades and adequately monitor student progress. Parents are using the system as a tool to interact with their children. Starting in middle school the students are given access to their own Skyward account. With access to Skyward the students are able to monitor their own personal progress.
Skyward provides the bridge between school and home  Oct 3, 2013
By Lisa Winterowd (Business Manager, BRAINERD IND SCH DISTRICT 181, MN - Enrollment 6,276)

Skyward helps our students by providing the bridge between school and home. Our parents and students can immediately see what assignments are due or if there is an area of concern. Our teachers love the online assignments and tests. They now have more time to focus on their students rather than correcting papers...Skyward does it for them!
Teachers and parents love the message center Oct 3, 2013
By Lisa Winterowd (Business Manager, BRAINERD IND SCH DISTRICT 181, MN - Enrollment 6,276)

Our teachers and parents love the message center. Everyone is on the same page, because the parents have the same message right in front of them that every other parent has. This causes less confusion and the parents feel more connected. We love Skyward.
Skyward is an excellent tool to monitor student achievement Oct 18, 2012
By Sue Keene (Teacher, MSD OF DECATUR TOWNSHIP, IN - Enrollment 6,247)

Skyward is an excellent tool for teachers, students, and parents alike to monitor student achievement and growth. Teachers have instant access to a students contact information, helping to ensure a safe and positive learning environment through communication with parents. In addition, families can constantly be informed about their student's progress and become true partners in their child's education.
Skyward gradebook is a convenient tool for teachers Oct 18, 2012
By Sue Keene (Teacher, MSD OF DECATUR TOWNSHIP, IN - Enrollment 6,247)

Ever forget your gradebook at home or at school? Skyward gradebook solves that problem. I love the ease of inputting grades, weighting them, and being able to have student data available no matter where I am!
It was a great choice to move to Skyward Apr 16, 2014
By Kathy Davis (Administrator, NEENAH JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 6,191)

After transitioning from a Skyward district to a non-Skyward district I quickly learned that not all school finance/HR packages are created equal! Processes that I was use to being automatic, streamlined, and paperless were not either possible in the either software or required a separate expensive content management system. Skyward's in-house customer service and online tutorials also far exceeded the sub-contracted services and wordy manuals of the competitor.
Student Alert gets urgent messages out to parents  Apr 30, 2013
By Karolyn Gephart (Tech Support Specialist, FRIENDSWOOD ISD, TX - Enrollment 6,004)

I use the Student Alert part of Skyward. It helps us send out urgent messages to students and their parents such as, "A rabid bat has been found in the school, but everyone is safe." This helps us get important messages out as soon as we possibly can.
Parents have more access to information  Oct 29, 2013
By Shirley Hunt (Secretary, DEKALB CMTY UNIT SD 428, IL - Enrollment 5,903)

Skyward helps our district by giving parents more access and information. Skyward is user friendly and students are able to keep up to date on grades and assignments.
Parents and students are excited by the Family Access portal.  Jan 8, 2013
By Amy J. Campbell (Tech Support Specialist, CENTENNIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, PA - Enrollment 5,600)

Our parents are thrilled with the Family Access portal for keeping track of student assignments, attendance and discipline. After they realized the power of knowing their grades on real-time basis, the students were equally hooked. Teachers like the way the portal empowers students to take and active role in their grading process.
iCon offers great opportunities for learning  Feb 27, 2014
By Desmona Hale (IT Director, GADSDEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, FL - Enrollment 5,505)

I've received a wealth of knowledge from this conference. I'm looking forward to all the new things that will be shared in the coming months!
Skyward helps parents communicate better with their children at home.  Dec 15, 2012
By John Brinkman (Parent, BLOOMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 87, IL - Enrollment 5,500)

I am a typical father who is concerned about my children's education. While typical seems to be a relative term these days, I work out of town all week and Mom works part time and does most of the daily tasks on her own. The days of "how was school today" and "tell me how your test went" seem like decades ago. The response is usually "fine" or "ok" or just a grunt. In comes Skyward into our lives. You must know that when I now ask "Why does Ms. Jones want you to show your work more?" or "Why did you have coke and two bags of Doritos for lunch?" the response is much different. Knowing these types of specific, detailed items is the difference of a generic response from my kids to one with some concern, or even pride, that "Dad" knows what is going on. Every class, of every day, even though he is 350 miles away.
The conversion to Skyward was an easy process  Apr 5, 2013
By Judi Keigher (Tech Support Specialist, COMMUNITY HSD 218, IL - Enrollment 5,500)

Our district has been a Skyward user for approximately three years. The conversion from our previous software provider to Skyward was a simple process and we could not be more satisfied with Skyward. Skyward is so easy to navigate and the training that we were offered proved to be phenomenal. The data mining reports allow our users to tailor their reports as needed. Along with a great information system, the support that is offered by Skyward is the best!
Thanks to Skyward, for the first time ever, no athlete was ineligible to play football Nov 7, 2012
By Joseph Lewis (Teacher, BLOOMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 87, IL - Enrollment 5,500)

As a freshman football coach, I use Skyward to help the student athletes reflect each week on their progress in each of their seven classes. Easy access to all of their assignments and scores available through the Skyward student portal allows them to ascertain their grades on a daily basis and helps them to maintain up-to-date goals through monitoring their own progress, and helps them to maintain better grades in all of their classes. This year, for the first time ever, no athlete was ineligible by IHSA standards for the entire season. If not for Skyward, this type of efficient and effective monitoring would not be possible.
Skyward saves parents and teachers time Dec 17, 2013
By Aaron Yokley (Parent, BLOOMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 87, IL - Enrollment 5,500)

Skyward's Family Access system provides all the information I need to know about my child's progress in real-time. The biggest benefit of the portal is not having to inconvenience the teacher by asking them to provide this information for me.
Skyward's conference offered great opportunities to network and meet with other Skyward customers Feb 28, 2013
By John Kocher (Administrator, COMMUNITY HSD 218, IL - Enrollment 5,500)

There were great sessions at the conference, and the Skyward staff was very eager to answer questions. There were nice opportunities to network and discuss best practices with others.
Skyward helps HR staff  Feb 5, 2014
By Kathy Eklund (Administrator, CASSIA CO JT SCH DISTRICT 151, ID - Enrollment 5,325)

Skyward helps our district by providing a check processing program. The financial piece is equally effective. Employee Management and Employee Access are wonderful.
Skyward provides an excellent product that continues to improve Dec 17, 2013
By Jean Westover (Tech Support Specialist, WISCONSIN RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WI - Enrollment 5,325)

Skyward is a user friendly, data packed student management system that helps our schools to run more efficiently. Useful reports are already in the system, and there are tutorials built right into the software that are readily available for all users. The service team is always friendly and helpful making sure my questions are answered completely before closing a call. Skyward provides an excellent product that continues to improve for schools, students, and parents.
Versatile software with new features to enhance districts' efficiency  Apr 7, 2014
By Michelle Golden (Administrator, CHIPPEWA FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 5,069)

Skyward is a great software and is extremely versatile. Skyward has excellent customer service and provides support individually in a geographic area and statewide with two reasonably priced conferences each year. They also provide us opportunities to give input on updates or changes we would like to see. They continue to add new features that enhance our efficiency as a district/user.
Skyward is great for new users  Apr 7, 2014
By Michelle Golden (Administrator, CHIPPEWA FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 5,069)

I am a one-year employee of a district that uses Skyward. I have found the software to be more than adequate without much explanation needed. I've been able to run reports and find what I have needed on my own. I continue to be amazed at the time-saving features.
Invaluable! Dec 10, 2012
By Jacque Deckard (SYSTEM ADMIN, MSD OF MARTINSVILLE, IN - Enrollment 5,069)

Invaluable! This is what Skyward's new Live Chat function is to our corporation. What a time-saver this option has been. It's very simple to use, and the customer service reps are very knowledgeable. Live Chat is just another example of Skyward's ability to truly "hear" what the customer is saying, and then bringing that idea to full fruition. Thank you Skyward for giving us another avenue of communication!
Reporting with Skyward is very helpful Dec 18, 2013
By Michael J. Carrales (Administrator, KERRVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 5,050)

One of my favorite features of Skyward would be reporting! Skyward allows me to extract the information any way I want to see it. I can run a report by function and with a few simple clicks also have the same information by object or any other sequence. I can always create any report that allows me to see just what I want to see. I can always include and exclude anything. I am very busy and Skyward allows me to get accurate information quickly.
I can easily find honor roll students  Jun 10, 2013
By Jamie Fails (Tech Support Specialist, KERRVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 5,050)

I use the Student Grades module in my position most often, and it makes my job easier by allowing me to pull out our A and A/B Honor Roll students for recognition in the newspapers.
Skyward helps us balance our needs Oct 3, 2013
By Karin Revening (Administrator, BEMIDJI IND SCH DIST 31, MN - Enrollment 5,038)

Skyward helps us maintain and balance all of the needs of students, families, and administration for our district. Skyward is an excellent tool for Reporting in the state of Minnesota.
Use Skyward to enhance communication Dec 20, 2012
By Tony Andrews (TECH COORDINATOR, BEMIDJI IND SCH DIST 31, MN - Enrollment 5,038)

The addition of Skylert has given us another easy-to-use tool to enhance communications with families and provides our district with the means to get in touch with a large number of people very quickly.
Skyward is ahead of the game Oct 3, 2013
By Laurie Dolkem (Tech Support Specialist, BEMIDJI IND SCH DIST 31, MN - Enrollment 5,038)

Skyward helps families stay connected with many aspects of their child's school life. It connects with items such as grades, food service balances, attendance, etc. Skyward always seems to be trying their best to be "ahead of the game" instead of just keeping up. They show genuine care for end users as well as school district users.
User finds Skywards products, staff, and Users Group to be helpful and time saving.  Apr 10, 2013
By Janet Jares (Tech Support Specialist, CRETE-MONEE CMTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 201-U, IL - Enrollment 5,000)

I have worked with Skyward representatives for the past 8 plus years and have found their Staff to be very responsive to our needs. Our Districts Support calls are responded to in a timely manner. Their Sales Staff have always been more than helpful in implementing new modules and coordinating their implementation. The State Reporting functionality of the software is incredibly easy to use and implement, which saves us all a lot of time. This is especially true now that so much of what Illinois Districts need to report is required to be done electronically. The Illinois Users Group is a wonderful resource for all Illinois Skyward Districts.
Skyward Mobile is a great tool! Dec 10, 2012
By Brenda Duhon (, PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,905)

The Skyward Mobile app is a great tool for our EA+ users! Those of us who are not always at our computer can really appreciate the flexibility the mobile app gives us!
Skyward saves us time and resources Oct 14, 2013
By Patti Fenske (Administrator, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Skyward helps our district save us time and paper by streamlining our processes and being user friendly. This allows the money saved to be spent toward the children in our district.
Skyward saves school district's time during payroll  Apr 8, 2013
By Kelly Hallmark (Administrator, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Skyward helps our students/district by cutting down the actual time to process payroll and manage our employees data. Our employees love Employee Access as well!
Saving time and money with Skyward  Oct 14, 2013
By Kelly Hallmark (Administrator, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Skyward helps our district by saving us so much time and money. Our department saves 20 hours per week on average using Skyward. We love how user friendly it is and our employees love employee access. We also save paper by utilizing paperless ACH Statements, pay stubs, and W-2's.
Skyward is a personable company  Apr 8, 2013
By Kay Feller (Bookkeeper, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Skyward is extremely user friendly. Our site secretaries have a wide range of skill levels and they all feel comfortable with Skyward. Customer support has been awesome (the few times I've had to contact them). I feel Skyward is a very personal company.
Saving time with Skyward Oct 14, 2013
By Char Horsfall (Administrator, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Because Skyward is specifically geared towards school districts, we have experienced a great deal of time savings since switching to Skyward two and a half years ago. In the areas of absence management and substitute payroll processing, not only do I save a lot of time by using Skyward, but I also find the system to be much more user-friendly than other systems. Some of the areas where I save the most time are substitute long-term payment processing, absence approval, and time off tracking.
Customer Support can help me through it! Dec 20, 2012
By Kay Feller (Accountant, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Skyward helps our district because it is very user friendly. I haven't heard any complaints from our sites about Skyward, and I used to get a lot of complaints about our old system. Customer support is very helpful and every person I've dealt with knows how to make me comfortable and can walk me through a solution even if I know my question is kind of silly or basic.
Customer would recommend Skyward without any hesitation  Apr 8, 2013
By Patti Fenske (Business Manager, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

Skyward helps our students/district by saving our district dollars and time that could be spent in other areas. This software is so user friendly and help is always available. We have gone through several financial vendors software and I would recommend Skyward without any hesitation.
Skyward is user friendly and practical Oct 14, 2013
By Kay Feller (Administrator, VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,904)

I have been using Skyward for 2.5 years and I have been very pleased with the switch. Skyward is extremely user friendly and has a very practical approach. Skyward is a great product and I am pushing to switch our Student Records from our current vendor to Skyward.
Streamlining our process  Feb 4, 2014
By Dezra Marcell (Bookkeeper, LEWISTON ISD 1, ID - Enrollment 4,851)

Skyward helps our district by streamlining our process and avoiding duplication of entry in Payroll and Employee Management.
Customer is very happy with the Skyward Special Ed module.  May 25, 2013
By Debra Barton (Administrator, MCHENRY COMM CONS SCH DIST 15, IL - Enrollment 4,642)

We are very happy with the Skyward Special Ed Module. It works great, is easy for me to adjust for our individual needs, and when staff has messed something up we get support services through Skyward very quickly. I find myself using it not just for writing IEP's, but for broader data collection features as well. I love it!
Information is readily available for students and teachers Oct 17, 2013
By Diane Schmidt (Administrator, HALLSVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,609)

Skyward helps our districts by being available for the students and parents to get information on grades, attendance, etc. Our parents are very happy with the fact that they can get grade information as soon as the teachers enter it. We also use Skyward to help our school "Go Green". Thank you, Skyward, for providing me with great support whenever I need it.
Family Access is a time saver  Dec 31, 2013
By Mary Smyser (Parent, HALLSVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,609)

Family Access is a huge time saver and it's very comforting to know where my grandkids are at any given time during the day in case of an emergency.
Family Access is a time saving tool May 15, 2013
By Patricia Woods (Parent, HALLSVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,609)

Skyward's Family Access has been a big help to me while taking care of my grandchildren. They attend Hallsville ISD and I'm glad the district gives us these kind of time saving tools.
Skyward helps me keep track of my daughter's progress May 22, 2013
By Holly Foster (Parent, HALLSVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,609)

Skyward is very useful. I can keep track of my daughters progress in all classes which is very helpful. Thank you Skyward!
Checking grades online is wonderful Dec 31, 2013
By Patricia Woods (Parent, HALLSVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,609)

Checking grades online and being able to add lunch money to my grandkids account online is wonderful. I could not do this until the district started using Skyward.
We use Family Access all the time Jan 9, 2014
By Thomas Smyser (Parent, HALLSVILLE ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,609)

Family Access is great! We are able to keep up with our grandkids' progress on our phones!
Skyward helps school districts perform at peak efficiency.  Jan 2, 2013
By Jason Murray (Tech Support Specialist, CORNWALL-LEBANON SCHOOL DIST, PA - Enrollment 4,605)

Skyward offers a fully integrated solution with modules for all aspects of education. More so, Skyward streamlines processes and procedures to assist school districts to perform at peak efficiency, eliminating the need to double enter data or perform data file transfers to various other systems. Furthermore, Skyward's performance support model provides unprecedented service with email, phone, and instant chat support on processes, software, and hardware.
Skyward saves school district thousands of dollars.  Apr 19, 2013
By Mike Doney (Tech Support Specialist, GALESBURG CMTY UNIT SD 205, IL - Enrollment 4,517)

Skyward has become a valuable asset for our district, saving thousands of dollars in paper forms by assisting us in transitioning to Direct Deposit for our employees. It has also facilitated communication between teachers and parents via the Family Access. In short, I give Skyward, their staff, and their product my highest recommendation.
Skyward staff helped school have a smooth conversion process.  Apr 19, 2013
By Mike Doney (Tech Support Specialist, GALESBURG CMTY UNIT SD 205, IL - Enrollment 4,517)

Our district moved from Skyward in January of 2008. We moved to this program in order to have one consolidated database for student and finance management. While the conversion process was painful, Skyward's knowledgeable staff guided us through and provided much-needed advice for us when we were unsure how to proceed.
Skyward is very user friendly for new users  Apr 8, 2013
By Kristin Miller (Administrator, AUSTIN IND SCHOOL DISTRICT 492, MN - Enrollment 4,500)

I have only been using Skyward for a short time, and I have found this program to be very user friendly. When I have had a question the tutorials have been very helpful tools for navigation through them. I also enjoy the programs compatibility with other programs such as Excel and google. All around I am happy with our districts choice to use this program.
Skyward has user friendly products that help customers.  Apr 8, 2013
By Kristen Miller (IT Director, AUSTIN IND SCHOOL DISTRICT 492, MN - Enrollment 4,500)

Skyward helps our students/district by having a user friendly program. (There are) many options for payments. Compatibility with other programs like Excel, Google, etc. is very helpful. (There are) many options for questions to be answered using tutorials.
Performing AP tasks with Skyward is organized and easy Jun 10, 2014
By Jessica Wooldridge (Secretary, OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 4,451)

Performing AP tasks with Skyward is organized and easy. It has simplified our processes and made reconciling all accounting seamless and accurate. It also allows quick access to past invoices and payments.
Skyward continues to implement new ways to make my job easier and very efficient  Jun 10, 2014
By Candy Jett (Business Manager, OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 4,451)

I was introduced to Skyward in 2010. It was a learning process but Skyward was always very timely and helpful in any problem or issue I had. They continue to implement new ways to make my job easier and very efficient.
Gradebook makes my life easier Apr 25, 2013
By Julie M. Abraham (Tech Support Specialist, GREGORY PORTLAND ISD, TX - Enrollment 4,354)

I love the ease that Gradebook gives me. Computation of grades for averages can be very time consuming. The instant averaging makes my life so much easier.
Customer is very pleased with Skyward's quick customer service.  Apr 17, 2013
By Michelle Nidea (Tech Support Specialist, PARK RIDGE NILES SD 64, IL - Enrollment 4,332)

We are very pleased with the Skyward software dealing with payroll. It's user friendly and if I have any problems, customer service is very accommodating and patient with me. Their quick response is commendable.
I cannot say enough good things about Skyward Nov 16, 2012
By Linda Ruger (PAYROLL SUPERVISOR, NORTH SHORE SCH DISTRICT 112, IL - Enrollment 4,248)

I cannot say enough good things about Skyward. They stay up-to-date on state and federal regulations and they are constantly upgrading their software to meet the standards of today. Skyward's support regarding changes of their software is outstanding. I trust their product for payroll.
Skyward meets the needs of our payroll department Nov 16, 2012
By Linda Ruger (PAYROLL SUPERVISOR, NORTH SHORE SCH DISTRICT 112, IL - Enrollment 4,248)

Skyward meets the needs of our payroll department. They provide assistance and direction along with great tutorial and training available through the web. They answer our service calls within a few hours, that's priceless!
Skyward is for any school district looking to save time and money by using the most reliable business software.  Apr 7, 2014
By Carrie Roberts (Administrator, MCFARLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, WI - Enrollment 4,102)

Skyward is a program that takes the business of a school district and compiles usable, informative, and accurate reports. The customer support of Skyward is very reliable and timely. Skyward is always improving their current product to comply with state guidelines. I would recommend Skyward to any district that would like to save time and money by using the most reliable school business software.
I enjoy family access as a teacher and parent Oct 14, 2013
By Erin Anderson (Secretary, MARSHFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,040)

Skyward helps our district by keeping track of students' family and information. I enjoy using family access not only as a teacher, but as a parent as well.
Skyward software is user friendly and easy to learn  Oct 14, 2013
By Rena Wade (Secretary, MARSHFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,040)

Skyward helps our district by making student information so readily available to everyone who is enrolled with the student's progress. As a new employee with our school district, I am amazed with how user friendly and easy the software is to learn!
With Skyward's modules, information is readily available at any moment.  May 17, 2013
By Stephanie Helms (Administrator, FREEPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT 145, IL - Enrollment 4,001)

I use several modules frequently in my position, but I use Student Records, Family Access, Finance, and Skylert most often. These modules make my job easier because I have information readily available at any moment. Skylert makes my job easier when it comes to communicating quickly with large numbers of people (or small groups). Skylert's almost instantaneous contact options are so important when critical messages have to be communicated at a moment's notice.
Skyward connects families and schools Apr 7, 2014
By Susan Bast (Administrator, GERMANTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 4,000)

Skyward connects families and schools in countless ways. It is user friendly and convenient. As an educator I can't imagine functioning without it!
We use Family Access to check our son's grades Dec 31, 2013
By Robbie Propes (Parent, KILGORE ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,924)

We really like Family Access and we use it all the time to check our son's grades. I also love being able to deposit lunch money online. We are glad Kilgore School District uses Skyward!
Depositing lunch money online saves time Dec 31, 2013
By Steve Madewell (Parent, KILGORE ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,924)

I love being able to deposit lunch money online. This saves me a lot of time each week.
Parents no longer have to wait for report cards to come out to know how their child is doing in school.  May 5, 2013
By Steven Madewell (Parent, KILGORE ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,924)

I wish Kilgore would have had Family Access when my oldest son was in school. We used to have to wait on report cards every six weeks and sometimes guess how he was doing on his school work. Now, with my youngest, we love being able to know how he's doing anytime we want.
Family Access gives me flexibility Dec 19, 2013
By Jeff Wheeler (Parent, KILGORE ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,924)

Family Access gives me a lot of flexibility. I don't always have the time to speak with my son's teachers or his school, but Family Access allows me to check on his progress whenever I want.
Skyward helps keep information organized for Reporting.  Apr 8, 2013
By Nikki Dobson (Administrator, GREENFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,909)

Skyward has been helpful with keeping information organized in one complete area. Prior to me coming to the district, every employee had an index card with information, and now we have it all on Skyward. There have been so many reports used to help with the different State/federal reports needed.
Recently switched to Skyward  Feb 5, 2014
By Penny Black (Bookkeeper, MOUNTAIN HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT 193, ID - Enrollment 3,850)

Skyward has helped us tremendously in our district. We recently made the transition to Skyward and I love it!
Skyward enhances their programs to people's needs  Feb 5, 2014
By Tammy Jewett (Administrator, MOUNTAIN HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT 193, ID - Enrollment 3,850)

Skyward enhances their programs to people's needs, which helps out our district! They work hard at keeping up with tomorrow's changes. It's been a wonderful program to work in and it's very user friendly. I would strongly recommend Skyward to any district on the payroll end of it.
Customer appreciates the time that is saved by using Skyward's Employee Management and Human Resources.  Mar 7, 2013
By Connie Sutton (Business Manager, PEKIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST 108, IL - Enrollment 3,754)

Our District converted to Skyward in July 2005. The Skyward package which included, in part, Human Resources, allowed our District to take giant steps that year in our overall employee and payroll processes. Sad to say, it took me until the 2009/10 school year to take advantage of the Employee Management part of that module. Had I have known the time that it would save me each year in setting up contracts and pay records for the staff I would have begun using it much sooner. The reports are a quick and easy way to monitor staffing throughout the District as well as budgeting salary costs. I wholeheartedly recommend this product.
Skyward is easy to learn  Apr 7, 2014
By Sandy Boring (Administrator, PULASKI SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,712)

Skyward is easy to learn. It gathers a lot of useful information that you can pull out through various reports or create your own reports through data mining. Between the student management and finance sides it has great information.
Love the product!  Apr 7, 2014
By Jackie Salewski (Secretary, PULASKI SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,712)

Love, love, love the product! Skyward is very easy to use for the beginners, yet it allows a deeper, more thorough search ability through filters or data mining features. The product is great, reps are always helpful and friendly, and best of all they are located right in Wisconsin!
Skyward streamlines our efficiencies and maximizes our data Dec 7, 2012
By Amy Trombley (Secretary, SARTELL IND SCHL DIST 748, MN - Enrollment 3,669)

Through the use of Skyward in our district, we have been able to streamline efficiencies and maximize our data in a variety of ways. From being a communication tool with families by allowing grade and other information to be accessed online to using the data to print labels and transcripts to keeping track of student health issues and concerns, it is wonderful to have a data tool that several can tap into.
Skyward's gradebook helps me with time management Apr 29, 2013
By Amy Trombley (Administrator, SARTELL IND SCHL DIST 748, MN - Enrollment 3,669)

I use Gradebook most often in my position. Gradebook makes my job easier by helping me with time management, grading, and by giving me access to data.
Skyward saves money that can be reallocated for students. Dec 20, 2012
By Natalie Megow (Financial Secretary, BEAVER DAM UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 3,600)

Our district uses Skyward SMS and SBS. By having software that runs smoothly and efficiently, it saves our district time and money. Any money that can be saved is more money in our budget for students.
Skyward continually updates their software in the ever changing school finance world.  Apr 7, 2014
By Natalie Megow (Bookkeeper, BEAVER DAM UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 3,600)

Skyward has wonderful Customer Service! They are continually updating the software because things are always changing in the School Finance world. I've never had a problem getting help whether it be trying to create a report or trying to run a process.
Skyward saves time and money by keeping districts on track.  Apr 8, 2013
By Natalie Megow (Bookkeeper, BEAVER DAM UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 3,600)

Skyward helps our students/district by keeping us organized and on task to get things done on time for DPI and required reporting. Skyward saves me time by allowing me to create the files needed to be uploaded. It also saves me time by allowing me to put a report into Excel from Skyward. Saved time equals saved money.
Fast Track is efficient and convenient Aug 30, 2013
By Brian Bridwell (Business Manager, JEROME SCHOOL DISTRICT 261, ID - Enrollment 3,577)

Online applications. Online Evaluation. No more paper. Skyward's Fast Track Module is efficient and convenient. Streamlining our evaluation of candidates saves us valuable time and money.
Skyward saves time and money  Feb 4, 2014
By Shirley Hanes (Administrator, JEROME SCHOOL DISTRICT 261, ID - Enrollment 3,577)

Skyward helps our district by organizing and reporting information to the board and staff. It saves time and money, and I love it!
Our Teachers and Parents Love It! Nov 29, 2012
By Barbara Campbell (Tech Support Specialist, MT VERNON COMM SCHOOL CORP, IN - Enrollment 3,513)

Our corporation uses the Skyward Student Management System. Our teachers and parents love it. Communication between teachers and parents is easier using the message center feature in Family Access, and increased communication is always a plus!
Skyward is always there for me! Dec 17, 2012
By Kathy Reed (Data Steward, MT VERNON COMM SCHOOL CORP, IN - Enrollment 3,513)

I am a first year counselor and I had no idea how to run this program. I have called Skyward to help me and every time they are there for me. Thank you very much!
Great support during the conversion and afterward Dec 17, 2012
By Kathy Reed (Data Steward, MT VERNON COMM SCHOOL CORP, IN - Enrollment 3,513)

When our school district began the process of selecting new student management software, we looked at several different ones. The one thing we consistently heard from other districts that were already using Skyward was how great the support is that Skyward provides, both during the conversion process and afterward. We have found this to be very true. The new Live Chat feature is fantastic when you are looking for a quick answer to a simple problem. We have been pleased with our decision to choose Skyward. They already provide a great product but somehow continue to improve.
Skyward helps me communicate with both parents and students Apr 30, 2013
By Libby Turpin (Administrator, HOLLY AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 3,450)

Skyward helps me communicate with both parents and students to provide up to date information for my curriculum and student progress. Skyward helps me determine the diverse needs of my students.
Skyward saves time with State Reporting Dec 26, 2013
By Cory Kaisler (Tech Support Specialist, HORTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,405)

The master schedule builder is the best scheduling program I have ever worked with, allowing the high school (with 1100 student enrollment) for three years in a row to schedule student requests successfully at or above 95%. Since we have moved to Skyward for state reporting, our school district has saved about 60% of the time we spent in the past with other systems. With an integrated grade book and parent portal, parents, students and staff can see the progress of the child immediately.
Skyward saves time when creating student schedules  Jan 9, 2014
By Cory Kaisler (Tech Support Specialist, HORTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,405)

The master schedule builder is the best scheduling program I have ever worked with, allowing the high school (with 1100 student enrollment) for three years in a row to schedule student requests successfully at or above 95%.
Skyward support is second to none Dec 26, 2013
By Cory Kaisler (Tech Support Specialist, HORTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,405)

No matter how good your software is, the rubber meets the road when it comes to support and training. Skyward's support is second to nobody. From the wonderful call center personnel to knowledgeable support technicians, getting an answer is just a call away. During our conversion our project manager started us on our plan for success. His game plan of onsite and online training along with an implementation schedule made the conversion easy for us. The personability of the training staff and their knowledge made my people feel comfortable about the product, which made my users take ownership of the product, allowing for our district to be successful.
Skyward is one solution, eliminating the need for many individualized programs  Dec 26, 2013
By Cory Kaisler (Tech Support Specialist, HORTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,405)

Skyward's software enabled our district to eliminate many individualized programs creating one solution for data entry and reporting. With the move of the software to a web browser environment, the transition for staff was painless. Our staff feels the new look is more intuitive and easier to use.
Skyward is not just another vendor Dec 26, 2013
By Cory Kaisler (Tech Support Specialist, HORTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,405)

With our purchase of the Skyward Student Management Suite, it catapulted our school district into the 21st century. With our purchase, we entered into a partnership with Skyward. Too many districts see their student system's vendor as just another vendor. Skyward does not want to be just your vendor; they want to be a partner in helping your school district and students succeed in your daily business of education.
Family Access helps teachers and parents Oct 8, 2013
By Jana Wylie (Secretary, HENDERSON ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,400)

Skyward helps our district and students with Family Access. This option not only allows parents to access their child's grades, but it also allows teachers to spend more time on instruction instead of answering parent's concerns about tests and papers.
Saving our Business Office time Oct 8, 2013
By Jana Wylie (Secretary, HENDERSON ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,400)

Skyward helps our district a lot of time for our Business Office by allowing employees to have access to their personal information, such as payroll, time off, etc.
Skyward allows easy exchange of data between districts and their state Apr 2, 2014
By Ruben Rivera (Administrator, BLAINE CO SCHOOL DISTRICT 61, ID - Enrollment 3,323)

The development team at Skyward is quick to come up with any requirements that state might have, allowing easy exchange of data between our district and the state. I am extremely pleased with Skyward, and I am grateful for the opportunity to recommend it to others.
Revolutionizing communication between our schools and community  Apr 2, 2014
By Ruben Rivera (Administrator, BLAINE CO SCHOOL DISTRICT 61, ID - Enrollment 3,323)

My experience with Skyward has been nothing but positive, and their customer support is clear and responsive. Using Skyward has revolutionized communication throughout our schools and community. Parents rave about the easy interface and essential information at their fingertips.
Great conference  Feb 27, 2014
By Norine Koehler (Administrator, BURLINGTON AREA SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 3,319)

I have thoroughly enjoyed iCon. This is my first time and I have learned many new things to take back to my district.
Skyward values users opinions Apr 7, 2014
By Jamie Krista (Administrator, MENOMONIE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,260)

Skyward really values the opinions of the users, ideas and suggestions are welcomed and often times are implemented.
Using online report cards saves district thousands of dollars.  Apr 8, 2013
By Teresa Strampp (Secretary, MILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,236)

This year we are using custom Report Cards and posting them to the Portfolio Tab for viewing in both Family Access and Student Access. Our district saves thousands of dollars in postage and paper costs. Plus, we have a very professional styled report card with our school logo as an image!
Benefits of Family Access Oct 14, 2013
By Patty Nickel (Secretary, MILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,236)

Parents continually express the benefits of being able to see exactly how their students are performing in a class, especially if they have a student who needs monitoring to turn in assignments. Parents and students appreciate the immediate access of being able to see report cards with Student and Family Access.
Customer Services response time is immediate! Dec 20, 2012
By Carol Hagen (PAYROLL, MILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,236)

When someone asks me what I like most about Skyward, I always answer "customer service." When I need assistance, the response time and solution is always immediate.
Skyward frees up time to focus on students. Dec 20, 2012
By Chris Tukiendorf (, MILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,236)

Skyward helps our district by assisting teachers, administrators, and support staff by streamlining grades, payroll, and the hiring process. This frees up time to focus on the students, as it should be.
Skyward Student Management Suite has exceeded a customers expectations.  Mar 8, 2013
By Jeff Hippen (Tech Support Specialist, STERLING CUSD 5, IL - Enrollment 3,213)

We are in the middle of our first year using the Skyward Student Management Suite. The ease of transition has exceeded my expectations. I am extremely happy with the product and company. Our selection committee absolutely made the correct decision.
Skyward puts all information within reach  Oct 14, 2013
By Lisa Van Dyke (Secretary, ELKHORN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,200)

Skyward helps our district by putting all of the information within reach. Whether it is grading, discipline, attendance, special education, State reports, etc. all of the systems work together. This allows staff members and parents to know what is going on with individual students, as well as district-wide accomplishments.
Bringing information together Apr 7, 2014
By Jim Kueht (Administrator, ELKHORN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,200)

Skyward brings all your information together so you can use it!
Provides tools for students, parents, and staff Dec 20, 2012
By Renee Steffen (Tech Coordinator, NEW RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,191)

Skyward helps our district by providing useful tools and information to students, parents, and staff.
Customer Service is friendly and patient  Sep 18, 2013
By Pam Gillis (PEIMS Coordinator, ARANSAS COUNTY ISD, TX - Enrollment 3,157)

Our district has been using Skyward's student information system going on eight years now. Once we make contact with a question, issue, or need, their response to help us has always been very timely. Those who have helped us have been friendly and extremely patient. We love that they hang in there with us until we can grasp what we need to do or until we clearly understand how to take care of any issue we may be having.
Great for our admin ipads! Dec 10, 2012
By Jean Sevcik (, SLINGER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,115)

Skyward Mobile is wonderful to have for our admin ipads.
Skyward's Finance and HR modules make customers jobs more easy and efficient.  Apr 26, 2013
By Cheryl Lamunyon (Business Manager, EMMETT IND SCHOOL DISTRICT 221, ID - Enrollment 3,015)

Skywards Finance and Human Resource modules make the jobs of our staff so much easier and efficient. The simplified process of building reports, creating a budget, running payroll, paying bills and year end reporting is a significant improvement for us. The data for building reports is at our fingertips, previous year's information is easily accessible and the capability for report distribution is beyond what will we ever use. We look forward to expanding our modules with Skyward.
Skyward is user friendly and saves time Apr 8, 2013
By Heather Meyer (Administrator, MONONA GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 3,000)

Skyward is a very resourceful software for our District and our employees. It saves our district a lot of time in regards to set up for our payroll and AP. When I started at Monona Grove three years ago, I had never used Skyward and I was so impressed as to how user friendly it is.
Skyward is a great time saver Apr 7, 2014
By Amy Matter (Administrator, CEDARBURG SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 2,990)

Skyward is a great time saver. After the initial set up, Skyward is well worth it! There are lots of available options and you can quickly find needed information. It is very fast once you learn the system.
Skyward service is timely and helpful Dec 19, 2013
By Lynne Eubanks (PEIMS Coordinator, COLUMBIA-BRAZORIA ISD, TX - Enrollment 2,983)

Skyward is a wonderfully dynamic application, readily changing to meet the needs of state and federal requirements. The ease of entering a service call is matched by the timely and helpful response. When there is a bump in the road, Skyward works diligently to smooth it out.
Comprehensive and integrated set of modules Apr 7, 2014
By Judy Ederer (Administrator, SAUK PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,768)

Skyward provides a comprehensive and integrated set of modules to customize a program to your needs. They also provide excellent support with knowledgeable, friendly customer support personnel.
Skyward allows parents to stay on top of students' progress.  Apr 8, 2013
By Beth L. Huerth (Administrator, SAUK PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,768)

Skyward helps our students/district by allowing parents to stay on top of children's progress in classes. Skyward helps staff by keeping data up to date for reporting. Skyward allows students to check on class assignments dates and grades. Skyward keeps track of meals and food service account balances as well as reminders for low funds. Skyward's Financial suite gives the district the ability to track and report financial data.
Customer loves the Family and Student Access modules.  Apr 8, 2013
By Mary Bloechl (Tech Support Specialist, SAUK PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,768)

Skyward helps our students/district by allowing everyone to efficiently access whatever information they need. I love the Family and Student Access modules. My children are now 27 and 30 years old and I didn't have this ability, but I would have loved to.
Works great for Online Registration! Dec 10, 2012
By Jane Wood (Student Records Database Manager, SAUK PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,768)

We do an annual student registration. This past summer, instead of our paper packets, we switched to online registration. We used Skyward's great online system utilizing the 10 available steps to do student demographic updates, health forms, transportation, paying fees and food service online, and more. It was met with enthusiasm from our parents. We look forward to next summer and the changes we have planned to improve the process.
Skyward software is fast and user friendly Jun 10, 2014
By Barbara Tinker (Secretary, HUDSON ISD, TX - Enrollment 2,720)

Skyward software is self explanatory, fast, user friendly, and great with reports. We are already using Skyward for sick leave for employees and they love it.
Human Resource module makes customer's job much easier to find information May 14, 2013
By Natalie Haugse (Secretary, GENESEO CUSD 228, IL - Enrollment 2,700)

In my position, I use the Human Resources module most often. My job is made easier by this module because I appreciate the ability to look up personnel information via Profile. Additionally, it is convenient to find an employee by assignment or position via Employee Management. Reporting capabilities are endless. Any reporting requests from my Superintendent can be configured according to his specifications.
Skyward helps with reporting  Apr 7, 2014
By Carol Gasser (Administrator, REEDSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,650)

Skyward organizes and speeds up reports dramatically. Excellent software!
Skyward keeps data organized Apr 7, 2014
By Barb James (Secretary, REEDSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,650)

Skyward has been wonderful in keeping our data organized. It helps with efficiency in my job. It helps with generating reports as all info is in the same place. My district also has the financial module. This is a nice feature to track registration fees and fines without having to use another program.
Skyward is getting better and better  Apr 7, 2014
By Janice Albrecht (Administrator, REEDSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,650)

Skyward is getting better and better. Their vision for quality education is promising. Skyward is growing and improving the tools constantly, making schools better.
I run payroll more efficiently and effectively. Jan 30, 2013
By Sheila Johnson (Book keeper, MANNHEIM SCHOOL DISTRICT 83, IL - Enrollment 2,604)

Since implementing Skyward in January 2011 I have been able to process payroll more efficiently and effectively. One of the best aspects of Skyward is their customer service. Whenever there is an issue, the customer service team always responds appropriately. It has taken us a while to learn all of the new modules, but the staff at Skyward is friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. The more I use the software, the more I enjoy all of the different features it has to offer. I look forward to our continued relationship with Skyward.
I love Educator Access Plus Apr 23, 2013
By Debra Faccio (Secretary, BANGOR TWP SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 2,536)

I frequently use Educator Access Plus, and I love it because all classes, grades, attendance, calendar, and messages are in one organized place!
Budgetary/Payroll system helps our district Oct 14, 2013
By Lori Leiterman (Administrator, ANTIGO SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,534)

Skyward helps our district by providing us with a Budgetary/Payroll system. Skyward has done a great job helping us move toward the Web version via Software User Conferences, Webinars, and most importantly through Customer Service Requests to help out when needed.
iCon attendee enjoyed meeting with other Skyward users.  Mar 1, 2013
By Scott Herring (Tech Support Specialist, LEHIGH CAREER & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, PA - Enrollment 2,500)

Once again iCon was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with my fellow Skyward users/admins. Never disappointing!!
True Time saves money and time Sep 23, 2013
By Shelly Kircher (Business Manager, LITTLE FALLS ISD #482, MN - Enrollment 2,441)

The True Time module saves money by eliminating the need for paper timesheets and saves time by eliminating the need to file those timesheets. No more calculating time by hand, because the system keeps track of it for you.
Student Management enhances our ability to process data. May 7, 2013
By Judy Sirk (Secretary, SAULT SAINTE MARIE AREA SCH DIST, MI - Enrollment 2,420)

Student Management is the main Skyward module that I use. Electronic recording of this data greatly enhances our ability to process and analyze this data and send required information to the Michigan Department of Education for pupil accounting purposes.
Skyward brings many products into one product Jun 10, 2014
By Wayne Crouch (Secretary, FENTRESS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 2,398)

Skyward gives your district the ability to bring several products that you use into one product. Talk to present users...I could not find anyone that had the program that had a bad thing to say about it. There are great people working for Skyward that are more than willing to help your district.
Our committee unanimously selected Skyward Oct 18, 2012
By Roger Hale (TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, BOURBONNAIS ELEM SCH DIST 53, IL - Enrollment 2,372)

Our committee unanimously selected Skyward for our student management system. From their initial meetings with us, through our conversion process, and throughout these years that we've been using Skyward, they have continued to improve their product...making it even more valuable to us as a district.
Skyward has ongoing commitment to improving their software Oct 18, 2012
By Roger Hale (TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, BOURBONNAIS ELEM SCH DIST 53, IL - Enrollment 2,372)

One of the biggest advantages that Skyward has is their ongoing commitment to improving their program to meet the needs of their districts. They are excellent at keeping up with state-specific reporting that has to be done, and they focus on the requests submitted by school-led state steering committees.
It's very nice to get consistent responses from all areas of Skyward Oct 18, 2012
By Roger Hale (TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, BOURBONNAIS ELEM SCH DIST 53, IL - Enrollment 2,372)

Skyward sales, customer service, and training staff work so closely together that they're all on the same page when explaining what Skyward can and can't do. It's very nice to get consistent responses from all areas.
The best product for state reporting! Dec 17, 2012
By Bridget Sorensen (STUDENT ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR, WESTONKA IND SCHOOL DIST 277, MN - Enrollment 2,335)

Being a Skyward user for six full years now, and prior to that, 7 full years with another system, and being the MARSS/State Reporter of student records, I can say with 100% certainty that the Skyward Student Management Suite is the easiest to learn, maneuver around in, pull our data needed for analyzing, and the friendliest product to use for state reporting! Skyward's customer service is the best. They are quick to answer a call, chat, or email. They are friendly, helpful, and go the extra mile to make sure I have what is needed to accomplish a task. As a customer, they treat you like you are part of the Skyward family rather than just a paying customer. The company listens to their customer's ideas for changing and enhancements. They recognize the fact that they alone cannot know what is needed for us to do our jobs with ease and that we need to be free of cumbersome software issues. They work tremendously hard for us and I believe that there is no better product out there than the Skyward product. Folks are really missing out if they do not use this product. It is amazing how much more time I have to complete "other assigned tasks" in my job because the Student module works so well.
Accessing reports and information helps secretaries Oct 14, 2013
By Jaimee Campbell (Secretary, RICE LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,321)

In the hectic environment of the school office, being able to quickly obtain information for fellow staff, principals, and substitutes makes me look good! What isn't to love about that? Also, the ability to access, clone, and amend reports created by fellow and previous staff saves a lot of time in not having to "recreate the wheel".
Accessing information is easy with Skyward Oct 14, 2013
By Jaimee Campbell (Secretary, RICE LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,321)

Skyward helps our district by quickly and concisely accessing individual class, grade, and student body information and data. My favorite features include exporting to excel, class rosters and of course the attendance reports.
Helpful and friendly staff Jun 10, 2014
By Pete Swafford (Administrator, SEQUATCHIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 2,230)

After looking at different programs, we felt that Skyward had the best program to offer. The staff was very helpful and customer friendly.
Very responsive to State Reporting needs! Dec 28, 2012
By Jennifer Johnson (, MOSCOW SCHOOL DISTRICT 281, ID - Enrollment 2,218)

We have been utilizing the Skyward Finance products since 1998. The software itself keeps improving with each year, each new federal or state regulation, each request for enhancement, each progressive change...the list is endless. Moscow School District loves the software for so many reasons! One being the State Reporting responsiveness to State requirements in Idaho. Without Skyward's timely updates and research with Idaho districts we would not be able to stay on top of our reporting requirements set forth by the state of Idaho's ISEE implementation. Thanks, Skyward!
I have everything I need with the touch of a button. Dec 20, 2012
By Debe Hoopman (SECRETARY, PLYMOUTH JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,215)

Skyward helps our district by providing information that parents and staff can see, either through family access or gradebook. It makes my life easier because with a touch of a button or a click of my mouse I have everything I need to help our students, our parents and my district. Skyward's presenters are always very informative - another thing that makes my experience wonderful.
Skyward is very user friendly  Apr 8, 2013
By Marjory Prazuch (Administrator, MOSINEE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,200)

I love Skyward! I enter data and it's very user friendly. Thanks for all you do!
Student management is a great program with many useful features Jun 10, 2014
By Kelli Nehf (Administrator, LENOIR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 2,150)

Skyward is a great program that has so many useful features. The student management system is useful in my position as a school counselor. I am able to schedule my students classes and track their grades with ease. The attendance features and teacher comments help me see patterns of my students academic progress. Skyward is very manageable to use and easy to do multiple things at one time.
Allows us to look at the big picture Apr 22, 2013
By Chris Smallen (Tech Support Specialist, LENOIR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 2,150)

I use Student Management most often in my position. It makes my job easier, because we now have one software program that allows us to look at the big picture as far as student data is concerned.
Saving time and money with Skyward Sep 9, 2013
By Jeanie Mowery (Business Manager, LENOIR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 2,150)

Prior to implementing Skyward, payroll was a very labor intensive process involving manual calculations and manually keying the information into several software packages. Through Skyward, these calculations are now automated and per pay period amounts are exported directly to payroll. The integration of the HR and payroll systems in the Skyward system has been a great help to our district, allowing us to go paperless and saving us even more time and money.
Skyward increases communication within the district  Oct 29, 2013
By Ann Dee Bent (Food Service, EAST RICHLAND CUSD 1, IL - Enrollment 2,145)

Skyward helps our district by providing a means for communication among the students, teachers, and parents. Skyward gives the district the ability to communicate quickly and efficiently with parents, providing a variety of information and documentation. At the same time, Skyward is empowering students to have digital control of their education in a way that will prepare them for higher educational experiences.
Skyward benefits districts, students, and communities  Oct 29, 2013
By Ann Dee Bent (Food Service, EAST RICHLAND CUSD 1, IL - Enrollment 2,145)

As a district employee, Skyward has enhanced my job, made my work time more efficient, and provided me additional time to work more personally with my staff. As a parent, Skyward has provided me daily contact regarding my students' grades, school events, teacher communication, and Food Service accounts. Skyward is a program providing tools and information for districts, students, and ultimately communities.
Enjoyable software. Great customer service. Jan 30, 2013
By Raoul J. Gravel III (Director of Instructional Technology, JOHNSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT 12, IL - Enrollment 2,102)

I have greatly enjoyed working with the Skyward Student Management Suite & Financial Management System. The web platform represents years of collaboration with local school districts, as well as ongoing conversations with actual system users. Their no-cost support services (live chat, ticketing system) surpasses all others I have experienced with competitive products like PowerSchool.
Very happy with the services and quality of Skyward Oct 17, 2012
By Mary Jo Peters (TECH DIRECTOR, HONDO ISD, TX - Enrollment 2,100)

Hondo ISD has used Skyward for both our finance and student software since 2002. We have been very happy with the service and quality of the Skyward products. Even though the company is headquartered in Wisconsin, they are very responsive to the special situations of the Texas market addressing PEIMS, TRex, and other TEA requirements. In addition, the reporting and history-tracking capabilities of the systems are great. The move to the web has been a big project for the company, the district and our users, but the transitional migration has been helpful.
Skyward helps make easy transitions  Jun 10, 2014
By Barbara Young (Administrator, BLEDSOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 2,028)

Skyward has made our new transition from our previous vendor to Skyward easy. They have been incredibly helpful.
Skyward has helpful Customer Service Apr 7, 2014
By Trina Austin (Administrator, HONONEGAH CMTY HSD #207, IL - Enrollment 2,025)

I love Skyward's customer service. Whenever I have a question, there are many helpful people, webinars, or other ways of finding your answer.
Skyward is user friendly  Apr 7, 2014
By Holly Evensen (Secretary, ASHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 2,009)

I started using Skyward six months ago when I started my new position with the school district. The program is user friendly. I've used the mini sessions to help me understand how to do certain things. I currently started a new grade setup to print report cards. Recently I had to work with a Skyward rep regarding DPI grades- he was awesome helping me to understand it.
We are very pleased with Skyward customer service Oct 17, 2012
By Pam Hensley (STUDENT DATA MANAGER, MACOMB CMTY UNIT DIST 185, IL - Enrollment 2,000)

We are very pleased with the customer service. I know when we have a question or issue, someone from Skyward will get back to me. The representatives are always polite, efficient, and very knowledgeable of their product. This in turn allows me to provide immediate assistance to our faculty and staff members.
Skyward is always on the cutting edge of keeping their program up-to-date Oct 17, 2012
By Pam Hensley (STUDENT DATA MANAGER, MACOMB CMTY UNIT DIST 185, IL - Enrollment 2,000)

I have been working with Skyward since I began employment with the Macomb School District in 1995. Skyward is always on the cutting edge of keeping their program up-to-date with the constant changes being passed down to us for state mandated reporting.
Parents and teachers can view students information all in one place with Skyward Apr 23, 2013
By Karen Sapp (Administrator, DIXIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT , FL - Enrollment 1,985)

I most often use Student Management as a whole in my job position. This module makes my job easier, because prior to Skyward, Dixie School District did not have a gradebook program or parent access to student data. Teachers had to enter grades into a paper format and then enter them into the mainframe system we used. With Skyward, everything is now in one place and grade entry, verification, printing of report cards and family access to the data is much better. Our parents like the fact that they can access their student's data in a timely manner and are able to work with the student at home on areas that could create a problem for the student.
Skyward connects school districts with families Oct 3, 2013
By Shannon Molitor (Secretary, ROCORI ISD #750, MN - Enrollment 1,976)

Skyward helps our district by organizing all of our data in one place. They have also make it easier to connect us with families in many ways. Being able to send messages to families via email makes it so easy to communicate. The Family Access is wonderful!
Students have access at their fingertips Oct 8, 2013
By Jen Buxton (Administrator, STEWARTVILLE IND DIST 534, MN - Enrollment 1,946)

Skyward helps our students by allowing them to have access to their grades and school information at their finger tips.
Skyward helps our district with Food Service Oct 10, 2013
By Angie Lake (Food Service, STEWARTVILLE IND DIST 534, MN - Enrollment 1,946)

Skyward helps our district with our Food Service by helping us to provide more efficient service at lunch.
School District saves money with Skyward's Employee Access.  Apr 17, 2013
By Kathy Kendrick (Administrator, OLYMPIA CUSD 16, IL - Enrollment 1,917)

We have both Skyward Student and Finance on a combined data base which works excellent together. Customer support is very easy to request for any problems that pop up. They call or email and also do webex sessions to see exactly how your problems are being created and how to get them resolved. Our District is using Skyport and everyone really likes that feature. The direct deposit of both payroll and AP checks has helped our Treasurer. We use all aspects of Employee Access and no longer print W2's or pay stubs which helps cut down on processing time and the cost of supplies and postage. I recommend Skyward for any District wanting to cut costs, improve accuracy of data and communication between all users.
Skyward is helpful for secretaries  Oct 29, 2013
By Kim Mills (Secretary, CLINTON CMTY SD 15, IL - Enrollment 1,901)

As attendance secretary I find Skyward to be very helpful. It is much easier to track student's during the day and much easier to maintain my reports.
Skyward coordinates many services under one umbrella Nov 5, 2013
By Sandy Kreager (Guidance Counselor, SWAN VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS , MI - Enrollment 1,900)

Skyward helps our district by coordinating so many services under one umbrella. Parents, teachers, administration, and support services can communicate easily. Reports can be made for easy analysis. Each discipline can access and coordinate student information. With Skyward, districts have one system to handle any public/private school system that is needed at their fingertips.
Skyward simplifies end-of-term tasks.  May 6, 2013
By Sue Walker (Teacher, TONGANOXIE UNIF SCH DIST 464, KS - Enrollment 1,875)

I use the Attendance and Grade modules most often in my position. Skyward simplifies end-of-term tasks, as the recording, averaging, and generation of report cards is automatic.
Kids love Family Access Nov 6, 2013
By Tina Smith (Secretary, CARO CMTY SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,836)

My children love that they can look at their grades when they are posted online. If they forget the assignment at school, they can go on Family Access and print the worksheet if the teacher puts one up.
Family Access keeps parents informed on discipline  Nov 6, 2013
By Natalie Hoffman (Secretary, CARO CMTY SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,836)

I love how Skyward family access helps keep parents informed of how their children are doing. I enter in all the discipline for our middle school students, and I use the automated email system to notify parents of write-ups their children have received throughout the day. I like this feature because it helps keep parents who are separated informed of issues with behavior in school.
Fee management makes my job easier Nov 6, 2013
By Tina Smith (Secretary, CARO CMTY SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,836)

I love the new fee management program we've added so the fines follow the student to the high school level. Printing bills and receipts is so much easier. It allows our media center to enter their own fines, and I can bill and view them without them telling me or having to remember to notify me.
Amazing customer support Jun 10, 2014
By Selena Coker (Administrator, ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 1,830)

To someone who is considering Skyward software, I would tell them that the setup of all areas has been flawless with the amazing customer support!
Our Skyward state reporting contact stays on top of Tennessee reports and procedures Oct 17, 2012
By Lisa Berry (Director of Technology, ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 1,830)

As the state of Tennessee has drastically changed and increased the importance of the data we are required to submit, our state reporting support person has worked with programming to create new reports and procedures that allow us to check our data before it is uploaded. She has contact with the EIS personnel and does not hesitate to ask questions to make sure Skyward is following the procedures most likely to give us good results.
Skyward state reporting has been key in assisting our district report accurate data to the state Nov 7, 2012
By Selena Coker (Human Resource Coordinator, ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 1,830)

Skyward and especially their state reporting department has helped Alcoa City Schools get an accurate representation of their actual 'Average Daily Membership' and 'Attendance' in EIS. We were included in a presentation at the Fall Tennessee Attendance Conference as an exemplary district because of our ability to closely replicate numbers reported on the state finance website within the EIS database. The Skyward state reporting department has been key in making this happen.
Skyward helps districts by having all their data for all schools in one system.  Apr 8, 2013
By Brenda Kutska (Administrator, OCONTO FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,823)

Skyward helps our students/district by having all the data for all the schools in one system. We can access a family who's children attend multiple schools. I am new to the Skyward experience and I find that there are new things to learn everyday.
Skyward is cost efficient, trust worthy, and dependable!  Apr 7, 2014
By Mary Lou Pfannenstiel (Administrator, WISCONSIN DELLS SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 1,809)

If you are looking for a Student Software System that is user friendly, cost efficient, experienced, trust worthy, dependable, great support center, then Skyward is your answer!
Skyward is constantly striving to keep up and ahead of the times with it's software Apr 7, 2014
By Mary Lou Pfannenstiel (Administrator, WISCONSIN DELLS SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 1,809)

I am a very push button person. I want to enter the information into the Student Software System and push a button to get the results. Computers are the way of the world, and Skyward is constantly striving to keep up and ahead of the times! They make it better and more efficient every year! Buy Skyward, the #1 Student Software in the world!
Saving time with Skyward Nov 5, 2013
By Diane Cassiday (Administrator, BIRCH RUN AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,800)

We have saved many hours on the payroll side with less errors and easier compilation of data.
Skyward customer support is helpful and patient! Dec 20, 2012
By Barb Buswell (HR, WEST SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,800)

The software support people are incredible. I am new and need a lot of help. They are always patient with my million questions!
Skyward helps districts with their reporting Apr 8, 2013
By Connie Troyanek (Health Coordinator, WEST SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,800)

Skyward helps our students/district by coordinating the health information with the DPI report. It makes this report so easy to do as all the information is in the system.
Customer loves Skywards user friendly products and does not want to switch to another software provider!  Apr 8, 2013
By Marilyn Grace (Secretary, BLACK RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 1,787)

Skyward is a wonderful way of communicating in so many aspects. It does an awesome job of organizing all the different areas of our jobs. I think the food service module is very user friendly. The students benefit greatly by being able to access their account and looking at grades and missing assignments. I do not want to switch software!!
School district appreciates Skyward's customer service.  Apr 8, 2013
By Karen Kutcher (Secretary, BLACK RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 1,787)

Skyward helps our district by always coming up with new ideas to keep us ahead of the game. I can submit a service call and within an hour they are already calling to help with the problem. If they don't call, they will follow up with an email.
Skyward is knowledgeable and quick to respond to questions.  Apr 8, 2013
By Marilyn Grace (Secretary, BLACK RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 1,787)

Skyward is always knowledgeable when you call with problems or questions. They are always willing to do a web ex to explain problems. They also are always quick to get back to you by email and phone.
Educator Access Plus makes paperwork manageable  May 29, 2013
By Dale Bragg (Secretary, GLADWIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,784)

I most often use Educator Access Plus. With Skyward, my paperwork is manageable because I can keep track of every aspect of student records.
Great experience at iCon 2014 Feb 26, 2014
By Barb Radschlag (Administrator, HARTFORD JT 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,766)

This is my first iCon in FL. What a wonderful experience! The presenters always do a great job.
Skyward helps us decrease errors. Dec 20, 2012
By Barb Radschlag (SPEC ED SECRETARY, HARTFORD JT 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,766)

Skyward helps our district by streamlining all databases under one cap to alleviate duplications of work, thereby decreasing errors.
A one stop place for information Oct 14, 2013
By Tina Kruit (Tech Support Specialist, HARTFORD JT 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,766)

Skyward helps our district by having a one stop place for parents and staff to see grades, food service, attendance, and everything in between.
Skyward makes school's jobs easier  Apr 8, 2013
By Barb Radschlag (Administrator, HARTFORD JT 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,766)

Skyward helps our students/district by streamlining one system for all. The way all areas interface together makes my job so much easier. Thank you!
Skyward's software was easy to pick up for new secretary Apr 8, 2013
By Julie Gutschenritter (Secretary, HARTFORD JT 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,766)

I am relatively new to Skyward and I knew nothing (starting my secretary position). After some training from fellow co-workers, I quickly felt comfortable with the system. I'm fortunate to be able to attend the Skyward conference in fall and spring to continue updating my knowledge. (I love the conferences- always helpful and inspiring!!)
Skyward is a wonderful, well rounded company and offers great products Apr 7, 2014
By Lisa Dragotta (Administrator, EAST TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,750)

I have been the Skyward Coordinator in our small, unique district for the past seven years. I am able to do my job more efficiently and effectively because of Skyward's flexibility, ease of use, knowledge of state and federal reporting requirements, constant updates, knowledgeable and helpful staff, communication modules and so much more!! Thank you, Skyward!
Keeps Us Up-to-Date With Federal and State Reports Nov 29, 2012
By Tricia Harris (Health Room Aide, EAST TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,750)

Skyward helps our district by keeping us up to date with new Federal and State reports.
Skyward provides information directly to our students Nov 29, 2012
By Mary Harding (Guidance Secretary, EAST TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,750)

Skyward helps our students by providing information at their fingertips from grades to attendance to dining service information. Skyward helps our district by providing the ability to create a variety of reports to analyze data. This data can be used to improve the school district.
Payroll is easy using Skyward.  Apr 8, 2013
By Debra Surges (Administrator, EAST TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,750)

I work on payroll and you make my life easy. When I need help you are there to help and answer questions so I can keep my employees happy!
Connects Students, Parents, and District Staff Dec 20, 2012
By Chris Reindl (, TWO RIVERS PUBLIC SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,734)

Skyward helps our district by connecting students, parents, and district staff. It cuts down on errors in our student data and provides us with the ability to communicate test scores, grades, etc. with all involved.
I love it! Dec 10, 2012
By Jean Sevcik (, TWO RIVERS PUBLIC SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,734)

Skyward helps our students and district by presenting all student and district information in a user friendly way. I love it.
Easy access to the information we need Dec 20, 2012
By Ellen Johnson (ATTENDANCE SECRETARY, TWO RIVERS PUBLIC SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,734)

Skyward helps our district by creating user-friendly programs that give us easy access in finding the information needed to finish our daily tasks and projects.
Easy to use and stable Dec 10, 2012
By Kevin Pfaff (Director of Technology, ADAMS FRIENDSHIP AREA SCH DIST, WI - Enrollment 1,682)

I find Skyward to be easy to use and very stable.
Customer service is district's favorite part about Skyward Apr 8, 2013
By Lisa Magnuson (IT Director, BALDWIN WOODVILLE SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,631)

Skyward helps our students/district by making our day to day loves more efficient and run smoothly. Our parents always know what is going on with their children's grades, attendance, food service, discipline, etc. Teachers are able to manage classroom data efficiently. My favorite part about Skyward is their customer service. They always get back to me and help me in a timely manner. If there is a feature we need in our Skyward system, we can submit a request for enhancement and have that feature added. Skyward makes all of our lives easier.
Printing less with Skyward Nov 5, 2013
By Pam Lawe (Administrator, MILLINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,605)

Skyward helps our district save time processing many fiscal procedures and helps eliminate the need to print many documents.
Everything is in one place Nov 5, 2013
By Theron Nesbitt (Tech Support Specialist, MILLINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,605)

With Skyward, it is nice that everything is in one place and that, for the most part, it is easy to navigate!
Information available at the click of a couple buttons. Dec 20, 2012
By Jamie Thomas (Secretary, BROWN DEER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,600)

Important, crucial information is available to students and guardians without needing to pick up a phone to call a teacher or staff member at the school. All available at the click of a couple buttons.
Parents and students can view grades, attendance, and communicate with teachers.  Apr 8, 2013
By Jeri Hauser (Administrator, BROWN DEER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,600)

Skyward allows parents and students to check assignments and communicate with teachers. Parents can view grades, teacher communication, conference set up, and attendance maintenance with Skyward.
True Time and Time Off save us time Oct 10, 2013
By Kati Wolfgang (Administrator, WAMEGO USD 320, KS - Enrollment 1,556)

Skyward has been an amazing asset to our school district. It has streamlined so many processes for our district, thus saving our staff time in many areas. We utilize True Time and Time Off and these two modules work incredibly with one another.
Skyward support is always so helpful Oct 10, 2013
By Kati Wolfgang (Administrator, WAMEGO USD 320, KS - Enrollment 1,556)

Skyward support is always so helpful in solving any issues that arise. The live chat option when submitting a service call is a wonderful way to get an answer quickly. I cannot say enough positive things about Skyward and their staff.
Improved communication between teachers, students, parents, and administrators Nov 5, 2013
By Nicole Lyman (Principal, ESSEXVILLE-HAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,539)

Skyward helps our district by improving immediate communication between teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Skyward also helps us by creating more efficient processors within our administration and streamlining teacher use.
Skyward is always available to help  Apr 7, 2014
By Candy Evans (Administrator, MAUSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,490)

Of course you will always have questions or need help on something, but no worries with Skyward! You can always reach someone to help you and my favorite way is through "Live Chat." You get an answer instantly- it's awesome!
Outstanding support Apr 7, 2014
By Emily Morris (Secretary, MAUSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,490)

The support Skyward gives is outstanding. They also seem to always be finding ways to improve and/or create new programs to make our jobs easier. I hope to continue a long relationship with Skyward!
Parents can get access to their student's information with Skyward Apr 8, 2013
By Candy Evans (Administrator, MAUSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,490)

Skyward helps our districts by giving our parents so much access to their students information. Everything from grades to lunch account balances. As a secretary, it frees up more of our time so we don't have to constantly answer their questions. I also really appreciate the tech help I get when I submit service calls!
Live chat is helpful! Nov 6, 2013
By Cathy Warner (Secretary, JONESVILLE COMMUNITY SCH DIST, MI - Enrollment 1,485)

I have found the live chat option most helpful. It is a quick fix to most of the problems I have.
Easily calculate grades and attendance  Apr 24, 2013
By Marlena Nichols (Secretary, JONESVILLE COMMUNITY SCH DIST, MI - Enrollment 1,485)

I frequently use Educator Access Plus, and it makes my job easier by allowing us to easily calculate grades and attendance.
Skyward's Work Request module makes customer's job easier Apr 19, 2013
By Tony Hamilton (Business Manager, LEMONT HIGH SCHOOL DIST 210, IL - Enrollment 1,480)

Skyward's Work Request module makes my job easier. I use the Work Request module for everything from daily scheduling of work orders to deliveries between buildings and capital planning.
Allows employees to take responsibility. Dec 17, 2012
By Colleen Dittmer (Bookkeeper, BELOIT TURNER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,480)

Our employees are learning to find their personal info and take responsibility for their information as well as regulate time off.
Skyward keeps teachers organized Dec 10, 2012
By Becky Harstad (SECRETARY, BELOIT TURNER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,480)

Skyward keeps the teachers more organized with lists. I love it for Special Education Records and forms.
Skyward Student Management provides me the tools to gather information quickly Apr 19, 2013
By Tony Hamilton (Business Manager, LEMONT HIGH SCHOOL DIST 210, IL - Enrollment 1,480)

In my position, I use Skyward Student Management most often. It's not hard to discover some new capability within Skyward each time I log on. As the person responsible for promoting the successes of our students to our local community, I often need to gather a variety of information about our students quickly. Skyward Student Management provides me with the tools to do that effectively.
Family Access and attendance  Nov 5, 2013
By Sally Koppana (Administrator, CALUMET SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 1,463)

Skyward helps our district by providing Family Access and attendance.
Students have access to grades and assignments  Nov 4, 2013
By Margery Gronlund (Teacher, CALUMET SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 1,463)

With Skyward, students have 24/7 access to all grades and missing assignments. Gone are the days of a student using "I didn't know" as an excuse!
Message Center Nov 6, 2013
By Sally Koppana (Administrator, CALUMET SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 1,463)

Skyward helps our students and our district by providing Message Center!
Great customer service  Feb 5, 2014
By Courtney Bingham (Administrator, FILER SCHOOL DISTRICT #413, ID - Enrollment 1,460)

I love Skyward! Customer Service is great. I love all of the updates and work that goes into keeping Skyward updated.
Skyward keeps students on track Nov 5, 2013
By Lori Cooper (Administrator, HARRISON CMTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 1,450)

Skyward helps our district by allowing students and parents access to their grades and to hopefully keep on track to graduate.
Skyward helps with state reporting requirements  Feb 5, 2014
By Laurie Tremble (Administrator, BOUNDARY CO SCHOOL DIST 101, ID - Enrollment 1,450)

Skyward helps us maintain accurate accounting and increase efficiency. Skyward also helps us accommodate state reporting requirements with ease.
Family Access is a great tool for communication! Dec 10, 2012
By Jean Sevcik (, KIRBYVILLE CISD, TX - Enrollment 1,430)

Family Access has been a great tool for communication with the parents of KCISD. Our parents are very excited to be able to access this information for their students. With the start of school this year we were able to us the Online Registration piece of Family Access to expedite our registration process. We are looking forward to the continuing use of Skyward Family Access in the future
Skyward facilitates a partnership between schools and parents Nov 29, 2012
By Connie McElree (TECH COORDINATOR, RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,420)

Education is a partnership between "us," who work with the kids, and "them," the parents and guardians, to help kids achieve all that they can! With that partnership also comes Skyward, the "they" who make the partnership come to life, keeping all on the same page and connected, allowing for sharing of information and opening the door for discussion.
Skyward is worth it! Dec 10, 2012
By Kathy Stoltz (Business Manager, RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,420)

Skyward has always been striving to keep districts up-to-date on all the most current events to aid us in getting the most for our money and making our jobs easier. That in itself is worth it!!
Skyward allows students to see their own grades Nov 29, 2012
By Julie Prouty (Director of Special Education, RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,420)

Skyward helps our students by allowing them to look at their own grades.
Student Management is easier after switching to Skyward Jun 3, 2014
By Pat Bernotas (Administrator, TAYLOR CMTY SCHOOL CORP, IN - Enrollment 1,380)

Taylor Community Schools switched SIS vendors to Skyward in 2012. It was a needed switch and a rough transition for some staff members who were accustom to paperwork and file cabinets. These staff received extensive training, and although one staff member had a negative attitude at first, she approached us and thanked us for choosing Skyward at the last Indiana User Conference. She said that she now loves Skyward and it has made her job so much easier and does not know how we conducted student management without it!
Skyward has made user's life easier with accessibility of reports.  Apr 8, 2013
By Nancy Marx (BOOKKEEPER, PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,350)

I was very uncertain about moving to Skyward when we hired a new superintendent. It has made my life easier with the accessibility of reports and past data that I never had before.
Skyward tutorials are very helpful  Apr 7, 2014
By Bonnie Parry (Administrator, CLINTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,305)

I've found that Skyward tutorials are a helpful resource available to Skyward users. Tutorials are a helpful step-by-step, go at your own pace guide to many areas you may be struggling with.
Skyward support is great! Oct 14, 2013
By Carol Erickson (Administrator, CLINTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,305)

I have worked with Skyward for the past 19 years, and within that time Skyward has undergone many changes. Skyward personnel has been there to help me learn the changes through phone calls, email access and Skyward conferences. The support is great! There will always be changes, which is the reality of our job. Skyward is still a "small town" business, with a big company, and I feel Skyward will be there to help us through future changes.
Skyward helps simplify the information we need. Dec 20, 2012
By Michelle Winkler (, PESHTIGO SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,301)

Skyward helps our district by using technology to simplify the information we need on a daily basis.
Customer Service is quick to respond.  Apr 29, 2013
By Tricia Root (Bookkeeper, LAKEVIEW CMTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 1,300)

I don't have to use their customer service line very often, but when I do, they are very quick to respond. Skyward is very user friendly, and I look forward to using their product for a very long time.
Skyward's Financial Management offers a lot of detail.  Apr 29, 2013
By Tricia Root (Bookkeeper, LAKEVIEW CMTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 1,300)

We have been a Financial Management customer since 2002. Prior to 2002, we had used 2 different financial management software programs that did the job, but without much detail. We went on a hunt for new software, and after seeing the Skyward demonstration, and how much detail the software provided, we knew we found the software we had been looking for.
Skyward Food Service helps parents know where their money is going.  Apr 8, 2013
By Rose Ann Boushele (Food Service, OMRO SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,293)

Skyward helps students by keeping accurate meal count records for our reporting and parent use. It is so helpful when a parent calls and asks where their money is going, and we can tell them exactly what the student has purchased.
Skyward helps our district by giving us the tools to succeed.  Apr 8, 2013
By Linda Sowls (Secretary, OMRO SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,293)

Skyward helps our district by giving us the tools to succeed. With Skyward we can store and keep data, and track information to use for reporting.
Skyward helps us stay current with the state reports. Dec 20, 2012
By Kim Schroeder (ADMIN SECRETARY, Dodgeville School District, WI - Enrollment 1,293)

Skyward helps our district by staying current with all of the state and federal reports and providing the training to use them.
Makes Our Working Conditions More Efficient Nov 29, 2012
By Darlene Raisbeck (AP SECRETARY, MARSHALL SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,257)

Skyward helps our district by making working conditions more efficient and having the resources to get help when it is needed.
Skybuild and Family Access prove to be helpful and time saving.  Jan 9, 2013
By Melissa Fulmer (Tech Support Specialist, BRENTWOOD BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, PA - Enrollment 1,245)

Skybuild is an invaluable feature for our school district. This allows us to import standardized test scores. The import provides a record of the testing information to Family Access, Student Access and on the Student Profile. With this in place, it saves our Guidance Department time from looking up test score information in paper files and also can be placed on transcripts. Thanks Skyward for having this time saving tool! Skyward Family Access- has been a wonderful tool that parents in our district use on a daily basis. Parents are able to check grades, food service information, assignments, attendance, health records, schedules and more. This has been a great tool for the home/school connection.
Parents and students can directly access grades  Feb 4, 2014
By Susan Morris (Guidance Counselor, MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT 244, ID - Enrollment 1,225)

Skyward helps our district by allowing students and parents to access grades. Giving them the ability to directly email teachers is huge. Kids will come to us the very second they get a notification of a grade/assignment change.
User likes efficient tracking of student information, such as attendance, grades, and records.  Apr 8, 2013
By Vicky Cleland (Administrator, CLINTON COMMUNITY SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,206)

Skyward helps our students/district by having accurate and efficient tracking of student attendance, grades, discipline, records, health and much more. I am always eager to learn what is coming next. This is truly a program centered on the student and educational system. Thank you.
Skyward is user friendly and has patient and friendly support staff.  Apr 8, 2013
By Char Schoonover (Administrator, CLINTON COMMUNITY SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,206)

Skyward helps our students/district by providing us with a clear, concise information that is very "user friendly". I've been able to use Skyward for 23 years in our district and have always found help quickly when needed. Skyward has excellent training and friendly, patient support staff.
Skyward is not just a product Dec 10, 2012
By Christin Hempton (, CASS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST, MI - Enrollment 1,200)

The customer service, knowledge, and encouragement that has been provided has been far beyond what is expected! It is so reassuring to know that Skyward is not just a 'product;' behind that product are people who actually care!
User friendly and helpful products  Apr 7, 2014
By Lisa Heim (Administrator, MAYVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,176)

Skyward is very user friendly and they are always updating their products. Their customer service is great and Skydoc and their tutorials are helpful. Family Access is a great feature and Skyward makes State Reporting easier.
Skyward brings ease to my job Apr 22, 2013
By Charles Hewett (Administrator, LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT , FL - Enrollment 1,165)

I most often use PaC in my position, and this brings a lot of ease to producing Purchase Orders. It also helps with the availability to retrieve information on previous purchases and vendors.
Skyward helps our district by organizing payments for supplies. Dec 20, 2012
By Beth Starnitzky (, NEKOOSA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,150)

Skyward helps our district by organizing payments for supplies.
State Reporting module makes it easy to submit Student and Teacher Course Assignments May 21, 2013
By Don Ford (IT Director, CENTRALIA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 135, IL - Enrollment 1,130)

Skyward's State Reporting module has made my job easier by allowing me to submit Student and Teacher Course Assignments! Skyward's integration of state reporting and quality technical support is extremely helpful in meeting increased reporting demands from the state.
Skyward is user friendly and easy to understand Apr 7, 2014
By Pamela Ericksen (Administrator, NICOLET HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,122)

I love Skyward. It is so user friendly and easy to understand. I love the support we receive. All of Skyward's staff is so knowledgeable and will always stick with you until your problem is solved.
Supportive and Understanding Dec 10, 2012
By Sharel McVeigh (, NICOLET HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,122)

No matter what Skyward creates, they are always there to assist and are supportive and understanding.
Skyward completes the payroll properly Dec 20, 2012
By Sherry Isken (Budgetary/Payroll Admin, CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM AREA SD, WI - Enrollment 1,120)

Skyward helps our district by giving us the tools to complete the payroll properly.
The Skyward techs make me feel in control and empowered. Dec 10, 2012
By Judy Maxfield (Budgetary/Payroll Assistant, CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM AREA SD, WI - Enrollment 1,120)

Skyward helps our district by making the system easy to use. I'm new to the Skyward system, and although Skyward is very user friendly, there have been occasions where I have needed to call support and EVERY time I have called, the techs have made me feel like my question is important and they don't make me feel rushed. Even though some of my questions have turned out to my own fault, they have helped me and made me feel in control to get back to my job and empowered me to try different things on Skyward on my own. Great system!
Ease of validating information for state reporting Nov 5, 2013
By Kim Browning (Administrator, PINCONNING AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 1,117)

Skyward helps our district with the ease of pulling reports to validate various fields for state reporting. Skyward makes it so easy to verify WFO prior to the last minute push to State Reporting. Making it less stressful and having more accurate information helps us greatly. It is easy to pull data mining reports quickly and easily on residency, school of choice, addresses, etc.
We have been pleased with Skyward's Financial and SBAA software.  Nov 19, 2012
By Debbie Spangler (Tech Support Specialist, COMMUNITY SCH CORP OF EASTERN HANCOCK CO, IN - Enrollment 1,092)

Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County has been using Skyward's Financial software and the SBAA software for the past eight months. The financial software has many benefits including time management and cost savings. Skyward personnel are always available to answer our questions and provide support.
Skyward staff is helpful for new users Jun 10, 2014
By Brooke Burchett (Guidance Counselor, CLAY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TN - Enrollment 1,075)

I am a new Skyward user but so far everyone has been helpful! The reps are knowledgeable and have walked me through my issues.
Readily available customer service Oct 14, 2013
By Sarah Floyd (Business Manager, OCONTO SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,047)

Skyward helps our district by providing immediate, friendly service no matter what the situation may be. Their staff is readily available via several mediums to assist me and my staff efficiently and effectively so we can get back to work!
Skyward provides world-class customer service.  Apr 8, 2013
By Sarah Floyd (Administrator, OCONTO SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,047)

Skyward helps our district by providing world-class customer service. Every time I submit a request, I am helped immediately and fully. I also appreciate the ease of the tutorials. As a newer manager learning the system, this is a key feature.
Customer Service is excellent  Apr 7, 2014
By Jennifer Cebery (Bookkeeper, UNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,026)

Skyward's Customer Service is excellent! I was in the middle of running my payroll when I had an error and submitted a service call. I had just received the email confirmation and my phone was ringing. They were already calling me back. How awesome!
Skyward is fast and reliable.  Apr 8, 2013
By Carol Rosendahl (Food Service, UNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,026)

Skyward helps out students/district by being user friendly. Skyward is fast and reliable, and their online and phone service is unbeatable. Our entire school uses Skyward and we can work together and help.
Consultant during the conversion process Nov 21, 2013
By Rita Noel (Business Manager, PRAIRIE VIEW USD 362, KS - Enrollment 1,000)

I love that Skyward understands the need for a consultant during the conversion process. The consultant finds out how procedures are currently being done, what works, what doesn't work, and then uses that information to build the program to fit our needs!
Customer Support is helpful with questions Apr 7, 2014
By Sue Maurer (Business Manager, MARENGO UNION ELEM CSD 165, IL - Enrollment 1,000)

The "self help" documents from Customer Support are a wonderful tool to learn a new feature and to re-enforce procedures that you infrequently need. They are particularly helpful with annual processes such as setting up a new year. When you need help beyond the online documentation, service calls are answered very quickly to resolve questions.
Frees up time for parents and teachers Nov 6, 2013
By Annette Harnish (Administrator, LANDMARK ACADEMY, MI - Enrollment 945)

Skyward helps our district by access to their student's information, attendance, grades, and assignments. This is available 24/7, so parents/guardians are able to obtain information at a time that is convenient for them. This frees up time for both the parent and the teacher.
Skyward helps us stay organized Nov 5, 2013
By Hannah Henry (Guidance Counselor, LANDMARK ACADEMY, MI - Enrollment 945)

Skyward helps our district by providing a one stop shop for everything anyone could need. It has helped us to stay organized and has allowed us to become more data driven.
Keeping parents informed  Nov 6, 2013
By Annette Harnish (Administrator, LANDMARK ACADEMY, MI - Enrollment 945)

Skyward helps our district by keeping parents informed about student progress. I like how the information stays up to date and that the program is well laid out.
Skyward user friendly and easy to learn Apr 7, 2014
By Jane Nelson (Administrator, LADYSMITH SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 910)

Skyward is very user friendly and easy to learn. They are very helpful in getting you started. What I like is that they come in and set you up and transfer all of your information and you can use them for everything from Students to Finance. I highly recommend them.
Helpful Customer Service and online tutorial  Apr 7, 2014
By Carrie Becker (Secretary, LADYSMITH SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 910)

Skyward's Customer Service and the online tutorial are amazing. The help line turn around time is fast and helpful. They never rush you when you have questions or if you don't understand. They take their time to help.
Skyward Customer Service is one of the best  Apr 7, 2014
By Denise Lane (Administrator, LADYSMITH SCHOOL DIST, WI - Enrollment 910)

Skyward is one of the best at Customer Service. I had a problem with updating my accounts register, so I put in an online customer request. I received a call back and had the problem solved within a very short time! They were very patient and helpful.
Skyward is one step ahead of the game.  Apr 29, 2013
By Marilyn Roland (Administrator, LAKE BLUFF SCHOOL DIST 65, IL - Enrollment 900)

It is such a comfort to know that whatever the State throws our way, everyone at Skyward will be one step ahead of the game and generate programs that will gather the requested information! I have acquaintances at other districts (who do not use Skyward) who are pulling their hair out trying to comply with the "never ending" state requirements. Once again, you guys are the best!!
Skyward keeps me organized Oct 10, 2013
By Wendy Hoadley (Food Service, PELICAN RAPIDS ISD 548, MN - Enrollment 895)

Skyward helps our district by keeping me organized. Food Service is so important and Skyward helps me input information correctly.
Managing student records and reporting with Skyward saves time  Apr 7, 2014
By Debra Mihalko (Secretary, CRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 855)

I have been working with the Skyward software for 14 years. I find it very user friendly and can manage student records/reporting quite quickly and save a lot of time. The updates are always beneficial for saving time and making student records and state reporting more efficient.
Help and webinar sessions are very helpful  Apr 7, 2014
By Donnell Dachelet (Administrator, CRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 855)

I have been working within Skyward for my current job for the past 2 years. I find it easily to get around in. The tutorials online are very beneficial to anyone looking to learn. Getting help via a tech support is very fast and amazing. They are very quick to return our phone calls and assist us with our issues. Help sessions or webinar sessions to assist me in learning my Special Education section of Skyward are very informative and helpful.
I have been saved by Skyward!  Aug 21, 2014
By Jennifer Snyder (Administrator, RIDGEWOOD HS DISTRICT #234, IL - Enrollment 850)

After years of endless headaches and frustrations with other student information management systems, of creating one workaround after another to build the master schedule when those systems failed to deliver on their empty promises, I have been saved by Skyward! In the past, months would pass while I waited for a response, any response, to a service ticket I had submitted. Now, Skyward responds within an hour! It is clear that, contrary to the prevailing philosophy in this industry, Skyward involves educators and administrators in the development of their products. How refreshing to consult with users about their needs and suggestions for improvement! I cannot say enough positive things about Skyward, their product, and their amazing customer service team.
Families have access to student information Oct 8, 2013
By Teri Haburn (Secretary, OSAKIS ISD 213, MN - Enrollment 850)

Skyward helps our district by allowing families to have access to their student's information. Keeping track of attendance, grading, scheduling, health, and food service are all great features that Skyward offers.
Skyward's Finance modules are very reliable Apr 23, 2013
By Cheryl Flinn (Business Manager, RIDGEWOOD HS DISTRICT #234, IL - Enrollment 850)

I use the Finance modules in my position, and the reliability makes my job so much easier. It has built-in controls for accessing and changing information. Skyward keeps up with the latest requirements from the state and updates the program so my district can comply.
Parents can keep up with student's life at school Oct 8, 2013
By Deb Lenzen (Secretary, MENAHGA SCHOOL DISTRICT 821, MN - Enrollment 848)

Skyward helps our district by making it easy for parents and guardians to follow their student's school life, such as grades, assignments, and teacher contacts.
It makes my job easier! Dec 10, 2012
By Jean Sevcik (, BOSCOBEL SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 840)

Skyward helps our district by offering parents the ability to see student progress , grades, and attendance. It makes my job easier by having information at my fingertips for exports.
Skyward is FANTASTIC Dec 10, 2012
By Barb Sutherland (SECRETARY, BOSCOBEL SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 840)

Skyward helps our students and district by offering parents access to their students' grades, food service balances, staff names and numbers. It helps my job by providing easier access to all student information. Skyward is FANTASTIC to have and I would be lost without it.
Gradebook gives me access to lots of information Apr 22, 2013
By Joel Swenson (Principal, ROYALTON IND SCHOOL DIST 485, MN - Enrollment 809)

I use Gradebook and the SIS System most often in my position. These make my job easier because they give me access to lots of information that would not be as available if we did not have Skyward.
Longtime customer continues to be impressed with Skywards products.  Mar 3, 2013
By Doug Vander Linden (Tech Support Specialist, BURLINGTON USD #244, KS - Enrollment 805)

We have been a loyal Skyward Customer since 1994. Skyward has done a great job of keeping up with the demands of our State Department for the ever-challenging demands of State Reporting. In addition, they did a great job meeting the Federal CRDC demands the Fall of 2012. We hope to continue and grow this partnership well into the future!
Customer support is outstanding  Apr 8, 2014
By Debbie Reesman (Administrator, UNION GROVE JT1 SCH DIST, WI - Enrollment 792)

Our school district has used Skyward products for over 20 years. During that time I have worked with the Student Records programs as well as the Finance and Human Records. I have found these programs to be very user friendly and the customer support is outstanding! No question is considered trivial and all calls/requests are usually answered within a few hours or within the same day. I would highly recommend any Skyward product.
It's so easy to send letters to parents! Dec 20, 2012
By Ellen Bartow (FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR, WHITEHALL SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 761)

Skyward helps our district by managing student accounts. It's so easy to send letters to parents!
Skyward has made my payroll process so much easier Oct 17, 2012
By Judy Ideus (Treasurer, RANTOUL TWP HS DIST 193, IL - Enrollment 750)

Skyward has made my payroll process so much quicker and easier. The payroll worksheets make payroll so easy, entering contract pay is easy, and direct deposit is a life saver. The Skyward W2 process is also very easy to use, and when an employee can not find their W2 at tax filing time, you can go in and run another copy in a minute.
Skyward helps districts and parents connect.  Apr 8, 2013
By Lori Dassow (Guidance Counselor, ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 750)

Skyward helps our district connect with parents through family access. Parents can check on their kids as much and often as they want and can easily contact teachers if concerns arise. Skyward helps our students as they can check on their classes to see what they are missing.
I love the Food Service low-balance notifications Dec 20, 2012
By Marion Wehrman (Food Service Dietary Secretary, ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 750)

I love that parents receive emails when their students have a low food service balance. I have also received comments from parents loving the email notifications.
Skyward keeps us up with DPI requirements Dec 20, 2012
By Mary Bonikowske (Guidance Secretary, MANAWA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 750)

Skyward helps our district stay up to date with changing software and DPI requirements.
Skyward makes Food Service easier to manage.  Apr 8, 2013
By Marion Wehrman (Food Service, ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 750)

I like that one person is in charge of putting families/students in the data base. I get all the records in Food Service, which is very helpful!
Great company and great products Apr 7, 2014
By Cindy Kelm (Guidance Counselor, MANAWA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 750)

I have used Skyward at the high school level for the past 12 years and continue to be amazed at the continuing new products and applications. Great company and great products.
Skyward's support is phenomenal! Dec 10, 2012
By Jean Sevcik (, JOHNSON CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 720)

Skyward helps our district by allowing us to keep all district information in one place, which allows for more efficient data recall. The support our district receives from Skyward is phenomenal.
Opens up the educational world to families Dec 20, 2012
By Merry Frank (Counselor, JOHNSON CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 720)

Skyward helps our district by providing a vessel for communication between school and home. Parents and studetns have 24/7 access to grades and messages posted by teachers. They also have an instant communication tool by clicking on the teacher email link. Teachers, parents, and students are all busy and Skyward provides a "one-stop" communication hub.
Skyward Family Access is a valuable service.  Apr 8, 2013
By Jill Norman (Guidance Counselor, WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 710)

Skyward is a very user friendly system for our staff, students and parents. Skyward Family Access is such a valuable service for the parents and students in our district.
They take care of everything Dec 20, 2012
By Crystal Houman (ES Secretary, WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 710)

Skyward has helped our district by streamlining everything! We have been able to build stronger connections between staff and families using Family Access. The notification areas are fabulous. With using Skyward, we have also saved time and money! Skyward has unlimited potential. Mot recently we have started using Skyward to place purchase orders. The purchasing system is so quick and easy! the staff were able to log in and place orders so easily. By doing our purchasing through Skyward there is no looking for 'lost' purchase orders. Each staff member can look to their history. We have also in our finance department been using the truetime for payroll and time off tracking. Brilliant! Besides the software itself, the Skyward staff is amazing. They are quick to answer questions and solve problems. And if we have a problem or issue they will always follow up or take the question to programming. I would recommend Skyward to everyone! They take care of everything
School Based Activity Accounting helps user.  Apr 8, 2013
By Jill Norman (Guidance Counselor, WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 710)

Hortonville High School initiated Skyward's SBAA program 4.5 years ago. I needed Skyward's support to begin with but everything was so easy to use. NEW Labels and documents assisted me with checks and receipts tailored to our needs. Check requests, cash receipts and reports are easy to customize and save for future information. Student fees are directly deposited into their designated SBAA accounts. Skyward is the best match for our district!
On track for State Reporting Oct 14, 2013
By Stacy Gaffney (Secretary, WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 710)

I believe Skyward helps our district by keeping us organized and on track for State Reporting.
All information is in one place Dec 10, 2012
By Kathleen Bruss (MS Secretary, WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 710)

Skyward helps our district by allowing all student management information to be available in one place.
Skyward Gives Families Access to So Much Information Nov 29, 2012
By Ann Hintz (7-12 Secretary, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our students and district by giving families access to so much information about their students. It saves a lot of phone calls to school for families.
Skyward customer service is very helpful for district Apr 8, 2013
By Mary Detlor (Secretary, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our district by making our lives easier. I love all the support they give us. Everyone I have talked to has been very knowledgeable and helpful when I needed the help the most.
The school year runs smoother with Skyward Apr 8, 2013
By Joan Wallner (Secretary, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our students/district by keeping information readily available to staff, students, and parents, which makes the school year run smoothly.
Skyward makes it easy to get information for the state Apr 8, 2013
By Mary Cummings (Food Service, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our students/district by having access to students information (grades, lunch accounts, etc.). Skyward makes our lives easier when getting information for the state.
I Like Skyward Remote Help Nov 29, 2012
By Mary Detlor (STUDENT RECORDS, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

I like Skyward remote help. They are always very helpful and nice. They always help me with my issue.
Print reports without the leg-work! Dec 20, 2012
By Wendy Hetzel (Administrative Secretary, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our district by being able to access easily to track students for parents. For the district, it generally is a easy program to use. It's a great way to generate reports and to do double-checks. I love the way you can print reports without the leg work.
Skyward is a great software to get to learn. Nov 29, 2012
By Suzanne Braunschweig (Bookkeeper, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our district by helping with payroll and A/P for keeping records. I can also keep track of all the budgets for all the teachers. I'm new to Skyward, but it's a great software to get to learn.
Skyward is convenient for students and parents  Apr 8, 2013
By Ann Hintz (Administrator, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our students/district by keeping families, students, and parents connected with the same information. Information is current and students can check grades and assignments on their own. Parents can check lunch account balances and grades when ever it is convenient for them.
Skyward helps us keep track of our students  Apr 8, 2013
By Wendy Hetzel (Administrator, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps our district by keeping track of our students, finances, and inventory. We don't utilize half of what we could because we are behind, but we are trying to utilize it more. It is a great product.
Family Access keeps families connected to school Oct 14, 2013
By Ann Hintz (Secretary, TRI-COUNTY AREA SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 685)

Skyward helps districts by allowing the family to access information about their students. This allows the family up to date information on grades, attendance, discipline and more. Skyward Family Access keeps families connected to their school!
Skyward helps keep students and parents informed.  Apr 15, 2013
By Karen Ingels (Administrator, KOHLER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 684)

Skyward helps our students/district by giving us the tools to keep good records, find information easily, keep parents informed, make reports, and keep students informed.
As parents, we find the Family/Student Access portal very beneficial. Oct 17, 2012
By Dustin and Jessica Mardis (Parent, HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL, IL - Enrollment 643)

As parents of students that attend Holy Trinity Elementary, we find the Family/Student Access portal very beneficial. Being able to access our children's information in real-time in invaluable.
Skyward is worth it! Dec 10, 2012
By Julie Schooley (, PITTSVILLE PUBLIC SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 620)

Skyward helps us by making it easy for parents and students to keep track of things. I specifically appreciate that parents can track health office visits. As the health director at our school it is amazing how many kids are frequent fliers and at least I know parents can be aware of this. I also like tracking assignments and grades and upcoming tests on Skyward. Thank you!
Student Management Suite saves time Apr 19, 2013
By Jennifer Short (Secretary, WAUBUN IND SCH DIST 435, MN - Enrollment 603)

I use the Student Management module often. I love how I can look up, add, or change almost any information on a student in one module without a lot of time-wasting navigation.
Skyward makes my job easier! Oct 14, 2013
By Tammy Oksuita (Teacher, ROSHOLT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 602)

Skyward helps our district by allowing information to be quickly and easily accessed. Skyward makes my job so much easier!
Providing information for students Oct 17, 2013
By Vicki Filtz (Secretary, ROSHOLT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 602)

Skyward helps our district by providing a vast amount of information for our students.
We are very pleased by Skyward's customer service.  Dec 21, 2012
By John Parks (Administrator, ROSHOLT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 602)

Our school district has been a customer of Skyward for over a decade now. We have always appreciated the customer service care we receive from Skyward anytime we have had a question or concern. I have appreciated the availablilty of talking with customer service directly over the phone, or even having them link with me and go over a solution to a problem right on my computer. In addition, resolving issues generally take place the same day or within a day of the service call being made to them. With such a busy schedule that we educators all have, it is nice that these issues can be taken care of in a timely fashion.
Human Resource and Financial Management saves time Apr 19, 2013
By Angelia Wagman (Secretary, FRANKLIN CO CAREER & TECH CENTER, PA - Enrollment 600)

I use PaC Human Resource and Financial Management most often in my position. Skyward makes my job easier, because everything that I'm required to do has a pathway already created. I simply fill in the blanks and it does the rest.
Skyward helps customers with state reporting Apr 8, 2013
By Jan Hall (Tech Support Specialist, WILD ROSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 593)

Skyward helps our students/district by providing software that is user friendly and detailed. All required federal and state reporting is compiled and easily uploaded.
Easy to follow format. Nov 29, 2012
By Darlene Mathweg (HS SEC & PAYROLL CLERK, RANDOLPH SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 567)

Skyward helps our students and district by having everything in one place. Student, District, Finance, and Family Access. Easy to follow format.
We love Family and Student Access Apr 19, 2013
By Pati Funk (Secretary, HILLSBORO SCHOOL DIST #410, KS - Enrollment 550)

We love Family and Student Access, the Teacher gradebook, and being able to keep so much information in a data base. State reporting is so much easier with the way that Skyward keeps in contact with the State of Kansas and the reports that are needed!
Could Not Monitor Our Information Without Skyward Nov 29, 2012
By Susan Frank (BUSINESS MANAGER, THREE LAKES SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 547)

Skyward allows my district to monitor human resources, from employee addresses to hourly wages, annual salary, credits, time off, to budgeting, and state reporting. Without Skyward we would not be able to monitor and document all of this important information as easily. We are excited about getting Employee Access added to our system which will improve district communication with our staff, while streamlining payroll and time off functions. We hope to improve the requisition and purchasing processes with this module also.
Skyward helps schools manage and analyze data to improve student instruction.  Feb 26, 2013
By Jon W Utech (Tech Support Specialist, HERINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 487, KS - Enrollment 500)

As schools become more dependent on data to make good decisions about education, the ability to manage that data and analyze it becomes more important. Skyward has assisted us in using date to improve student instruction! Any difficulties we have experienced have been overcome with timely assistance from the support staff and the programmers. We are currently moving our financial and human resources programs to Skyward, allowing us to merge and analyze data more easily.
Skyward's programs are priceless and greatly appreciated  Feb 27, 2014
By Shelley Ardis (Tech Support Specialist, FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND, FL - Enrollment 500)

I'm so impressed with Skyward's recognition of and response to school districts needs. The models for professional development and total systems improvement, along with the Empowerment Program, are priceless and greatly appreciated.
Gradebook helps direct homeroom students Apr 23, 2013
By DeAn Knopp (Secretary, HERINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 487, KS - Enrollment 500)

I frequently use Gradebook in my position. Skyward does not only do grade calculations, but it also makes it easy to check on students' attendance. Another great feature is the ability to check all grades for my homeroom students so that I can direct them to the teachers from whom they may need additional help.
Learning new ideas at iCon Feb 27, 2014
By Colette Cook (IT Director, FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND, FL - Enrollment 500)

I really enjoy seeing how other districts utilize features and new releases so I can bring ideas back to my school.
Skyward is very responsive to user needs Apr 7, 2014
By Tim Yeadon (Administrator, MARION SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 489)

I've been using Skyward Financial and HR software for over 15 years. I've been through the changes from character to PAC and now web-based. Through it all I've found Skyward to be most responsive to user needs and changing requirements. This is both on a global scale and an individual need basis. I highly recommend this software to anyone considering a purchase.
Go Skyward! Dec 20, 2012
By Melissa Powell (Assistant Bookkeeper, KICKAPOO AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 485)

Skyward helps our district by making everything easier! I use HR, AP, Student, and Employee Access. Employee Access is fabulous. Reducing paperwork and reducing time I spend on tasks is wonderful! Fast response times to service calls and all the friendly, helpful Skyward employees really are nice. Go Skyward!
New and improving software  Feb 5, 2014
By Marcia Howard (Administrator, WALLACE SCHOOL DISTRICT 393, ID - Enrollment 480)

Skyward helps our district by making our job easier. Skyward offers new, updated software that is always improving and moving into the future. Skyward is very user friendly!
Information is easy to access  Feb 5, 2014
By Marcia Howard (Administrator, WALLACE SCHOOL DISTRICT 393, ID - Enrollment 480)

Skyward helps our district by keeping all information about employees and students in one place with easy access for families, schools, and the district office. The reports we are able to run are clear and complete.
Transitioning to Skyward is a smooth process  May 7, 2013
By Dana Reilly (Administrator, HALE AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 470)

Skyward has done an amazing job in implementing the software transition. The calendar of training sessions was scheduled in a very effective manner to enable a smooth transition. The Webex's are very informative and the live chat feature is great!
Skyward is great for new users Nov 5, 2013
By Jenny Hewitt (Secretary, HALE AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 470)

I have only been with the district for less than a year, and I have found Skyward to be very user friendly. The more I use the system the more comfortable I feel. The training and staff have been awesome! I love the option of live chat for immediate help. I know the system is capable of so many things, and I am excited to learn and apply them to our district.
Serving students and staff better with Skyward Nov 5, 2013
By Joe Coleman (Administrator, HALE AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 470)

Skyward helps our district by streamlining many of our processes so we are able to serve students and staff better. As a school district, it is our responsibility to keep accurate records and produce positive reports for our ISD. Skyward helps us do this by making data entry easy and keeping mistakes to a minimum.
Information is easily accessible for parents Nov 6, 2013
By Jennifer Scholtz (Business Manager, HALE AREA SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 470)

Skyward helps our district by gathering all information and tools for management. Skyward makes information easily accessible for parents and is user-friendly for staff to work with.
Skyward will meet your district's financial needs Apr 7, 2014
By Barb Briggs (Bookkeeper, ALBANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 430)

I have been using Skyward for 25+ years. I have always found them to be extremely helpful. Their products work well with DPI State Reporting. I have used the Character based and PAC formats. Skyward continues to improve their software to meet today's changes. I highly recommend Skyward as they will meet all your financial needs.
Easy to use programming Oct 14, 2013
By Stacie Kleifgen (Secretary, PORT EDWARDS SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 417)

Skyward helps our district by providing easy to use programming for our districts financial needs.
Family Access helps parents monitor their child's progress Apr 8, 2013
By Hope David (Bookkeeper, RICHFIELD JT SCHOOL DIST #1, WI - Enrollment 400)

Skyward helps our students/district by being a comprehensive, user friendly system. Our district has enjoyed our purchase and utilization of the Skyward Student Management and Financial software. The Gradebook and Family Access allows students, parents, and teachers to monitor student progress and aid in academic improvement.
Students can reach academic goals with Skyward Oct 14, 2013
By Hope David (Bookkeeper, RICHFIELD JT SCHOOL DIST #1, WI - Enrollment 400)

Skyward helps our district by allowing us to access grades, assignments, etc. with ease. By using the student modules, parents and students alike can reach academic goals. The reaching of those academic goals reflects well on the school district.
School District likes using Skyward's Financial Management.  Apr 8, 2013
By Hope David (Bookkeeper, RICHFIELD JT SCHOOL DIST #1, WI - Enrollment 400)

Our district has enjoyed our purchase and utilization of the Skyward Student Management and Financial software. The financial side of Skyward Software creates complete financial data that allows administration and Board members to make critical decisions on the fiscal Budget.
Skyward is the "Cadillac" of software systems Apr 22, 2013
By Debbie Bennett (Secretary, CROSSROADS CHARTER ACADEMY, MI - Enrollment 390)

There is no way that schools can function in today's world or comply with the State of Michigan's reporting requirements without a superb student software program. I believe Skyward is the "Cadillac" of systems on the market.
Parents are more involved with their child's school work Nov 5, 2013
By Sandra Jantzi (Administrator, AU-GRES-SIMS SCHOOL DISTRICT, MI - Enrollment 385)

With Skyward, parents in our district have become more involved with their child's school work. They find it easy to navigate Family Access, viewing missing assignments, and connecting with teachers about things occurring in the classroom. They like knowing grades before report cards come out, allowing them to help their child improve their grades with tutoring and accountability in turning in assignments.
Skyward helps families and students have better communication at home.  Apr 8, 2013
By Meredith Wallace (Guidance Counselor, ITHACA PUBLIC SCHOOL, WI - Enrollment 381)

Skyward helps our students/district by creating a link between home and school for better communication in regards to student issues and records.
The Skyport Module came at the perfect time for a school who had a harsh winter.  Apr 8, 2013
By Tricia Louis (IT Director, WONEWOC-CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 375)

Skyward helps our students/district by creating an environment where student data is not secret, but available. More and more I see students logging into Skyward to keep track of their assignments and grades. I think that having access to this into anytime really teaches responsibility! Also, this year we added the Skyport Module to our contract. This could not have been better timing with the harsh winter. Our students, staff, and parents/guardians appreciated the call, text, or email when we delayed or closed. I had many kids tell me that they loved to hear my voice early in the morning! Thank you Skyward!
State Reporting is a breeze with Skyward Oct 14, 2013
By Kristin Magnuson (Administrator, STONE BANK SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 357)

I've been so impressed with Skyward as a new user. I used the documentation to teach myself student scheduling, ISES/WSLS and other State Reports with ease. Skyward is so much easier than our previous vendor. My State Reports are so much smoother.
Skyward's chat feature is phenomenal  Apr 8, 2013
By Debbie Tapp (Tech Support Specialist, WESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 325)

Skyward helps our district by having phenomenal technical support using the chat feature. It saves a ton of time and is the best I've ever used.
Skyward makes information readily available for students and parents  Oct 14, 2013
By Lori Logterman (Secretary, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Skyward helps our district by making information readily available to parents and students. Staff is able to see how their students are doing in other classes, as well.
Skyward has great support for its customers  Apr 7, 2014
By Lori Logterman (Secretary, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

The product is awesome. We have student records and would like to get more modules (like Health). The support when you can't figure something out is great whether it's tutorials, webinars, or through e-mails or personal calls. The Users Group meetings are also a great way of learning. Thank you!
Skyward is willing to go the extra mile to improve their system Apr 8, 2013
By Lori Logteman (Administrator, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

I have used Skyward since I began at my district in 1997. We have food service and finance, and even though we have things that sometimes come up, Skyward is usually ahead of the game and always making their system up-to-date, user friendly, and they are willing to go the extra mile to improve their system to help districts streamline their work. Thank you for all you do for districts!
Skyward makes information readily available through the web  Apr 8, 2013
By Lori Logteman (Secretary, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Skyward helps our students/district by making information readily available through the web to check and track attendance, grades, and food service. It also sparks communication between teachers, parents, and students.
Customer support is only an email or phone call away  Apr 7, 2014
By Katie Selz (Secretary, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Skyward is a user friendly software for both school employees and for families. There are excellent tutorials for school employees and there are endless reports available in every module. If you need customer support you are only an e-mail or telephone call away to get the help you need. Skyward staff is open to any software enhancements a school district may find useful.
Student and Family Access helps communication between students and parents.  Apr 8, 2013
By Katie Selz (Secretary, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Skyward helps our students/district by being a wonderful communication tool between parents and school. Skyward enables students and parents to check on missing assignments, grades, etc. Communication between student/parents and school is key to a student's well being and success. Student and family access makes this possible.
Customer has been using Skyward since 1992.  Apr 8, 2013
By Victoria Korger (IT Director, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Skyward allows the school district to be in close contact with parents, students, and educators. We have used Skyward since 1992. Wonderful.
Skyward saves teachers time Oct 14, 2013
By Sharon Zimmerman (Secretary, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Our school district has used Skyward for the past 20 years, and I have personally used it for the past 7. I love it! It's ease of use for myself, teachers, and parents is great. It is easier for our teachers for grading assignments and saves them time. I have had several parents call and state how easy it is to use and access the family part.
Skyward helps keep students, teachers, and parents connected Apr 8, 2013
By Kristine Selberg (Guidance Counselor, AUGUSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 324)

Skyward enables students/families to be more accountable and promotes communication between teachers, administration, students, and parents. Students and families can see the most up to date information regarding grades, attendance, scheduling, deadlines, etc.
Skyward has knowledgeable people with a lot of information to help  Apr 7, 2014
By Cathy Opperman (Secretary, GRESHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 300)

Skyward is a wonderful company. Every time I call with a question I get a knowledgeable person with tons of information to help out and then some. I love the "live chat"!
Skyward helps students stay organized and keep on track.  Apr 8, 2013
By Teresa Strampp (Administrator, CHESTER EAST LINCOLN CCSD 61, IL - Enrollment 260)

We have used Skyward at our school district way beck to the point and click era. It is amazing the progress Skyward has made and how easy it is now for our teachers, staff, students and family to use. Skyward has helped our students stay organized and stay on track by being able to access their profile and look at grades, assignments, etc. It has helped our families stay connected to what is going on with their child and the school district.
Skyward is always there for me Dec 17, 2012
By Mallory Jacobs (Guidance Counselor, CENTRE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 397, KS - Enrollment 235)

I just want to thank Skyward for working with me. I am a first year counselor and I had no idea how to run this program. I have called Skyward to help and every time they are there for me. Thank you very much!
Quick access to student information Apr 21, 2013
By Jerri Kemble (Superintendent, CENTRE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 397, KS - Enrollment 235)

Skyward makes my job easier by giving me quick access to student information!
Students and families stay in touch 24/7 Nov 5, 2013
By Penny Freehling (Administrator, ARENAC EASTERN SCHOOLS, MI - Enrollment 225)

Skyward helps our district by allowing open communication with staff to parents and administration. Parents are also informed at all times of their children's education, along with attendance and discipline. The students benefit from Skyward to keep up on all aspects of their education. With this ever so busy society we live in, it is important for students and families to stay in touch 24/7 with their very important life long education.
Provides an efficient way to maintain student records. Dec 20, 2012
By Kayla Chambers (School Counselor, SENECA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 220)

Skyward helps our district by providing an efficient way to maintain student records. While providing efficiency, it is also a reliable tool to calculate and document information. It has also been an instrumental tool to allow students and parents access to student grades, assignments and lunch account information.
First-class student information system  Sep 6, 2013
By Chad Meitner (Principal, SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, KS - Enrollment 211)

Skyward personnel have helped me make our school more efficient with state reports and parent communication. Overall, the professionalism of our school is increased as well as our standing in the community. As a Catholic school we maintain our highest standard of education on the strictest of budgets. Skyward allows us to do that with a first-class student information system that fully integrates with our state's requirements.
Customer is pleased with the ease of converting to Skyward. Feb 26, 2013
By Jan Kaufman (Tech Support Specialist, SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, KS - Enrollment 211)

Skyward's team of trainers, which are in place to help new districts changing over to Skyward from another SIS, is one of the best I have been associated with. Skyward is also very good at keeping up with the State of Kansas and the data that is required by each district. They continually must make changes to Skyward so we are all in compliance, and that is a big job that they do well!
Skyward cares about their clients  Apr 7, 2014
By Evelyn Delgado (Administrator, SEEDS OF HEALTH SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 200)

Skyward's yearly updates and conferences are always ahead of everything. It's nice to see that a company cares so much about their clients.
Skyward allows students and families to have up-to-date information.  Apr 8, 2013
By Lola Monrial (Administrator, SEEDS OF HEALTH SCHOOL DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 200)

Skyward helps our district by providing all information that pertains to each student and family. Skyward provides current information for health history, up to minute grading, and student status.
I can't imagine doing my job without Skyward. Oct 18, 2012
By Lana Shea (Educator - ISVI Skyward Backup , ILLINOIS SCHOOL F/T VISUALLY IMPAIRED, IL - Enrollment 100)

I understand that about 25% of all Illinois Schools are now using Skyward....I'd like to know what the other 75% are waiting for! In my role as IT support, I work with students, educators, staff, and administration at the Illinois School for the Deaf, and I can't imagine doing my job without Skyward.
Our educators use Special Education and love the reports Oct 18, 2012
By Lana Shea (Educator - ISVI Skyward Backup , ILLINOIS SCHOOL F/T VISUALLY IMPAIRED, IL - Enrollment 100)

Our educators use the Special Education within Skyward. With Skyward's flexible security system, every staff member plays his/her part in the IEP process rather than the traditional method of one person being the "collector" and responsible for inputting all the data. Administration is quite confident that anytime they need a report or statistics, the solution is easily obtained with a Data Mining report. Principals love the fact that eligibility reports can be scheduled to run automatically and the results emailed to them.
Skyward staff are great listeners Oct 18, 2012
By Lana Shea (Educator - ISVI Skyward Backup , ILLINOIS SCHOOL F/T VISUALLY IMPAIRED, IL - Enrollment 100)

Skyward staff are not only pro-active, staying on top of state and federal requirements, but they are also great listeners. If users have a suggestion on a way that Skyward could make their job easier, they're all ears.
Data Mining allows data to be found quickly for staff and students Apr 24, 2013
By Lana Shea (IT Director, ILLINOIS SCHOOL F/T VISUALLY IMPAIRED, IL - Enrollment 100)

In my position, I use Data Mining most often. It makes my job easier, and the module makes me shine. Anyone on campus needing any type of data that we store in Skyward knows that they can ask and get a quick turnaround.
Students gain access to their school information with Student Access Oct 18, 2012
By Lana Shea (Educator - ISVI Skyward Backup , ILLINOIS SCHOOL F/T VISUALLY IMPAIRED, IL - Enrollment 100)

Students are granted Skyward Student Access which enables them to stay on top of their grades, read exactly how a discipline incident was entered, and take online assignments.
Educators use Skyward's gradebook and online assignments Oct 18, 2012
By Lana Shea (Educator - ISVI Skyward Backup , ILLINOIS SCHOOL F/T VISUALLY IMPAIRED, IL - Enrollment 100)

Educators use Skyward's gradebook and online assignments that they give are automatically graded and pop right into their gradebook. They also initiate student discipline incidents in Skyward and, with automated emails, administration is notified immediately that there is a pending incident ready for action.
Texas ESC Region 15 customer support Nov 16, 2012
By Cole Pacak (Assistant Assessment & Data Coordinator, KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TX - Enrollment 55)

Julie Storey at ESC Region 15 has been a HUGE help in the last week as I'm beginning to dig into Skyward, which is new at my district. She's fantastic.
iCon is a wonderful opportunity  Feb 28, 2014
By Daniel Hornsby (Administrator, NORTH EAST FL EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM, FL)

iCon is a wonderful opportunity for networking and information sharing!
Student Management module makes my job easier Apr 22, 2013
By Mahmoud Othman (Tech Support Specialist, KING FAISAL SCHOOL, Saudi Arabia)

Skyward makes my job easier with the Student Management module, because it allows me to have quick and easy access to student's information.
Software development is moving in the right direction!  Mar 1, 2013
By Brenda Leto (IT Director, NORTH EAST FL EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM, FL)

The conference was very well organized and informative. The software development is moving in the right direction. Thanks for all you do!
Zero complaints with report cards May 7, 2013
By Mahmoud Othman (Administrator, KING FAISAL SCHOOL, Saudi Arabia)

Skyward's Grading module makes my job easier. Since we started with the Grading module, printing report cards is no longer a tough period at school. We have reached the level of zero complaints where both School and family are happy with it.
Connecting teachers, parents, and students Oct 3, 2013
By Beth Ingberg (Tech Support Specialist, MINNESOTA TRANSITIONS CHARTER SCHOOL, MN)

Skyward helps our district by allowing us to easily connect teachers, parents, and students.
Ability to create reports is endless  Nov 22, 2013
By Vaughn Sylva (Administrator, BARTHOLOMEW CSC, IN)

Bartholomew Consolidated Schools has been with Skyward since 2004. We have grown to love the Finance and HR programs offered by Skyward. I especially appreciate the ability to not only download practically every report that exists or is created in Skyward, but also the huge ability to upload budgets prepared in Excel. The ability to create reports is virtually endless, so it makes managing our financial ship much easier. We are very glad we moved to Skyward and have never looked back.
Customer looks forward to new module coming out in next release.  Feb 27, 2013
By Chris Williams (Tech Support Specialist, MERITAS SCHOOLS, IL)

Our district is very much so looking forward to the new LMS module coming out in the next release.
Customer enjoyed iCon to learn more about new features.  Feb 28, 2013
By Linda Head (Business Manager, MERITAS SCHOOLS, IL)

This conference was very informative. I enjoyed meeting other Skywardians and learning about the new features.
Skyward is a wonderful program  Apr 7, 2014
By Karen Heelein (Administrator, WILMOT UHS DISTRICT, WI)

Skyward certainly makes the functions of a school run more smoothly. It is a wonderful program.
Skyward helps parents, students, and teachers to stay connected  Apr 18, 2013
By Leah Russo (Tech Support Specialist, Software & Service User Group, Inc., WI)

Skyward helps our students/district by giving us a uniform approach to having current, accurate, and relevant information available to our students, parents, teachers, and administrators. It allows all parties to stay connected to ensure the success of the student.
Skyward helps keep us organized Oct 14, 2013
By Gina Carver (Business Manager, WILMOT UHS DISTRICT, WI)

Skyward helps our district by keeping everything organized and in one place. From a student's record to fees owed and purchasing to accounts payable, all of our school's information is at our fingertips.
iCon was a great opportunity to network with other users and learn from Skyward representatives.  Feb 28, 2013
By Cheri Walloch (Tech Support Specialist, Software & Service User Group, Inc., WI)

iCon is such a great opportunity to learn from users in other states! The one-on-one sessions are a valuable tool where we can bounce ideas off a skilled Skyward representative. I can't wait to put everything I've learned into action.
Skyward's software is user friendly Jun 10, 2014
By Donna Wilson (Secretary, WESTERN MONTGOMERY CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER, PA)

I would tell someone who is considering Skyward software that it is very user friendly.
Skyward keeps our information organized Nov 5, 2013
By Donna Stephens (Secretary, TUSCOLA ISD, MI)

Skyward helps our district by allowing us to become more and more paperless. The less paper that we have to handle helps save time and money. Our district has run out of storage space, and we can now usually find the information we would have had to search for manually within Skyward. Now, I no longer have to dig through files to find information. With Skyward, I can find everything that I need without having to leave my desk.
Choosing Skyward has been an outstanding decision  Dec 9, 2013
By Greg Wertheim (Administrator, HENRY-STARK CO SPEC ED DIST 801, IL)

Choosing Skyward's financial package and student system has been an outstanding decision by our district. It has helped us manage our finances in a more efficient and professional manner. I would highly recommend Skyward software to anyone looking to become more efficient. Your staff will love you for it.
Skyward is very user friendly for new users.  Apr 8, 2013
By Kim Krause (Administrator, MARATHON COUNTY SP ED SCH DIST, WI)

Skyward helps our students/district by allowing a very user friendly software system. I love the fact that I can ask questions right online, because as a new user I have many questions.
Special Education School District has been a customer for over three years, and they would recommend Skyward to any size school district.  Apr 18, 2013
By Donna Garmon (Bookkeeper, NORTH DUPAGE SPEC ED CO-OP, IL)

I have been working on Skyward software for the past 3 plus years, and I am very impressed with how flexible and adaptable Skyward is to our individual financial reporting. We are a Special Education School District, with our processes being very different from a regular School District, and we have been able to implement Skywards accounting/personnel modules so smoothly to our office. I have had to place many service calls for help through the past years and the support staff at Skyward is very knowledgeable and patient and so helpful in guiding me in all the areas I need help. I highly recommend Skyward to any size or type of School District.
Quick to respond to questions Apr 7, 2014
By Kim Krause (Administrator, MARATHON COUNTY SP ED SCH DIST, WI)

Skyward is very quick to respond to questions and they continue to work with you until your questions are answered and you feel comfortable.
Skyward helps parents  Nov 5, 2013
By Linda Reade (Administrator, Host - TUSCOLA ISD, MI)

Skyward helps our district by allowing parents to have easier access to look at their student's information.
Financial Management saves paper Apr 29, 2013
By Gus Damaske (Secretary, BERRIEN RESA, MI)

There are many ways the Financial Management module makes my job easier. With so much being on-line, I use a lot less paper. Payment processing is faster with the electronic processing. Staff also use Employee Access, which helps them find the information they need.