Empowering School District Success


Understanding student learning profiles and successes drive student performance.  Skyward provides multiple approaches in analyzing student data to distinguish learning results to help administrators and teachers positively guide student outcomes. 


School budgets have decreased an average of 8.7% over recent years including more than 6.5% of a district's operational budget.  Skyward's unique workflow tools reduce operational expenses allowing districts to focus more resources on instructional related services that positively impact student performance.   Read about how Seminole County Public Schools increased their efficiencies to positive impact student learning.

A nominal increase in parent involvement in a child's education is equivalent to the district spending an additional $1,000 a year of instructional services on the student, as was proven by a recent study by the University of New Hampshire.  Our Family Access and Student Access modules increase parent involvement with a simple, intuitive interface that mirror today's common social media applications and provide extensive access to all student's educational activities, spurring greater involvement from parents.


Today, 94% of students use technology to complete homework assignments even though only 46% of teachers state they assign homework that would require technology.  Students embrace the use of technology, and districts that implement technology tools have seen a 15% increase in AP test scores.  Skyward provides a wide array of cutting-edge technology related tools, from online assignments and discussion board to digital lockers. These tools facilitate the type of classroom technology integration that creates a measurable positive impact on student success. 


Improve your professional development, and provide exceptional service to your employees. Teachers have more direct influence on student success than any other role in your district.  You can help teachers have an even greater impact on student learning, as well as boost teacher morale, by providing better tools to empower your staff to be successful in their jobs, grant them access to services to improve instructional skills, and promote their facilitation of student achievement.  Skyward provides the tools that give teachers a more well-rounded view of a student's performance with great self-service options like Employee Access, which allows teachers to see all their personnel data and electronically submit forms online, such as time-off requests and expense reimbursements.  Combine those services with abilities at the district level to manage key personnel data, and your district will have all the necessary information to determine the best plan of action to help teachers improve their skill sets.

Why Choose Skyward?
 
These are the top reasons customers choose Skyward for their administrative solution: 

 

1Extensive Product Line - Finance, Human Resources, and Student Management

 

2. State Reports Included - No additional costs

  

3. Customer Driven - Over 6,000 free programming hours annually directed by Skyward users

 

4. Single Database - Finance, Human Resources, Student Management, and integrated Food Service, Special Education, Workflow Management, and Data Management system - no data mapping required

 

5. "Cloud" Option - Only an internet connection is required to run Skyward software 

 

6. User-Friendly - A common viewingtm framework used throughout the Skyward software

7. Future Updates - Skyward provides software updates twice per year

 

8. Industry Experts - Over 30 years experience. Skyward was established in September, 1980

 

9. Expeditious Worry-free Implementation - Rest assured that your data will be migrated safely and quickly

 

10. Saves Money - With over a 99% retention rate, Skyward users enjoy a real cost-saving advantage

 

11. K-12 Specific - Skyward focuses specifically on the K-12 marketplace

 

12. Made in the USA - Skyward is proud that all our software is developed and supported in the USA

 

 

Want to learn more?  Contact us for more on how we can help your district.

 

Questions to ask your software provider:

 

1. Will your Human Resources, Finance, Student, and all supplemental

systems run on a single database?

Skyward systems all run from a single database, so that your users can find all the data they need from one source, hassle-free!

 

2. Are required state reports built into the system?

Skyward guarantees that everyrequired state report is built directly into our
system. Over the years, we have built relationships with our states' Departments
of Education, so you can be sure that your reports will be accurate and on-time.

 

3. Are upgrades included in the annual license fee?

Allof Skyward's software upgrades are included in every district's annual license
fee.

 

4. How many people are allowed to call customer service, andis therea

limit to the number of calls?

Skyward does not limit the number of users that may contactus, nordo we limit
the number of service calls your users may submit.

 

5. Can we request custom programming changes or enhancements?

Skyward has twooptions for users to requestenhancements to the software.
Users may request changes through their state's user group, as well as
send individual enhancement requests directly to Skyward.

 

6. What training is included in the price?

The cost of training is included in every proposal that we put together
for each module that you may choose to purchase. We want to make
certain that you get the best use out of your new software.

 

7. Does your proposal include consultative services for best practices?

Our proposals do include consultative services so that you can learn how to
get the most out of your new Skyward system from the start.

 

8. How many districts in my state use your software, and is there a

user group in my state?

Every state that uses Skyward has an independent User Group.
To find out how many districts are using Skyward in your state, please click
your state's name from our State Reporting page.

 

9. Is project management and implementation assistance included in

the price?

Project Management and implementation assistance are included in
your software price, so you can be sure of a smooth transition.

 

10. Have you converted other districts using our current software

system to your system?

Skyward has converted data from180 different software systems,
so rest assured that our conversion professionals have worked with many different types of databases in many different environments.

 

11. Do your training costs include all travel and lodging expenses?

All Skyward's training costs already include travel and lodging, so don't be
afraid of hidden training costs.

 

12. Howfrequently do you release major software updates?

Skyward releases major updates to the software twice per year,
and releases minor updates between the major updates.

 

13. Where are your customer service reps located?

We have customer service representatives that work in all of our offices
in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan,
and Florida. With this geographical variety, you can be sure that we have
a representative near you that understands your area's concerns.

 

14. Do you outsource any of your departments?

Skyward is proudly created and supported in its entiretyin the USA.

 

15. What is the response timeto customer support calls?

Skyward's policy is to do our best to contact every user who submits a
service call within two hours of submission.
You can be assured that your issue will be resolved
in a timely, friendly manner by our professional support staff.

Watch a Video Testimonial

Anderson County Schools, TN

 

Rockwall ISD, Texas
Rockwall found a way to centralize their district operations and improve reporting and operational efficiencies to better serve the district and parents.
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Grand Prairie ISD, Texas
Grand Prairie needed to update its legacy student management and business systems to better serve the needs of its students.
Read more

 

Which of your state reports are included?
View state reports