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SoftwareSuggest 2024 Badges

2024 SoftwareSuggest Awards

SoftwareSuggest, an international software review website, has presented Gradelink with multiple awards for 2024. These include Best Customer Support, Highest Rated, and Easy Usability.

“Excellent. If a school was searching for a product that can handle every task imaginable, Gradelink is the direction I would point them! From the initial sales call with Mr. Steve Lockwood, through school implementation and follow-up training, Gradelink has been the best school support software I have used to date.” —David K.

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Software Advice Ranks Gradelink a FrontRunner for Fifth Year

Software Advice, a top software review website, has placed Gradelink on its FrontRunner list for the fifth year in a row.

“Gradelink is overall very user-friendly. It has been easy for our teachers to transition to it, and it has made their jobs significantly easier. The parents and students also like that they can always track their grades so there are no surprises at parent conferences.” —Natalie W.

"There is a way to notify all the parents at once, you know."

Update: SmartSend Pro

Gradelink is upgrading SmartSend Pro for faster and more reliable SMS and voice messaging. Improvements include:

  • Insights into message delivery, such as rejections or undelivered messages, will soon be available.
  • SMS messages will now come from a toll-free number specific to your school.
  • Voice calls will have a caller ID based on your school’s phone number.
  • Voice messages will automatically begin with “You have a new message from [your school name].”
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Gradelink Wins Multiple Badges from G2

G2, a leading software review website, awarded Gradelink several badges for Q2 in 2024, including Easiest to Do Business With and Fastest Implementation.

“Storing all relevant files and data and making them accessible to parents, teachers, and students is something that Gradelink does better than the rest of the K-12 SISs I have used to date.” —Supreet S.

"Who needs AutoPost?"

New: AutoPost for Financial

Bridge the gap between Gradelink Payments and your ledger with AutoPost* for Financial. Instead of laboriously logging payments, quickly select and approve batches of payments and apply them to your ledger with just a few clicks. You’ll keep families more up-to-date on their billing status and save literally hours every month in data entry.

*AutoPost requires Gradelink Payments, which is a premium service. There is no additional fee for AutoPost.

ERC Tax Credits for Schools

Don’t Leave Funding on the Table

Due to recent changes in the CARES Act, up to 90% of churches, schools, and nonprofits may qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Our friends at Sharp Consultancy have helped many schools and can guide you too. Just answer a few questions at their site to see if your school qualifies.*

*Gradelink may receive a small referral commission for ERC funding recovered on behalf of your school.

Capterra Best Value 2023 Badge

Gradelink Wins New Capterra Badge

Software review website Capterra has awarded Gradelink its Best Value badge in its Classroom Management Category.

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Your comprehensive guide to effective tools for driving engagement on your school website: banners, chat, calendar booking, and more.

Join us to discover how to use opt-in forms to capture leads, improve conversions, and increase enrollment and student engagement.

  • Design better opt-in forms
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Join us and discover five effective techniques to take your website to the next level. Through real-life examples and practical strategies, we will explore the five must-haves that will make a significant impact on your school’s online presence without any technical jargon.

  • Increase inquiries and enrollment
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Wednesday, May 31 at 11:00 AM PDT

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College/Vocational Planning Software Survey

High school guidance counselors, complete our survey about college/vocational planning software and be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. We want to know how you help students plan for college and vocational schools.

SourceForge Puts Gradelink on Top

SourceForge, the world’s largest software review and comparison website, has ranked Gradelink as the best on its lists of Top Student Information System Software of 2023 and Top Gradebook Software of 2023.

SourceForge Trusted Vendor and Partner 2023 Badges
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Gradelink Listed on EdSurge

Education news website EdSurge has included Gradelink in its product index. The index is designed to help people discover and compare edtech products to find the one that best fits their needs.

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Gradelink Honored By a New Badge from Software Advice

Software Advice recently awarded its Best Customer Support badge to Gradelink. Software Advice helps people find the right software to fit their specific needs.

Capterra Best Ease of Use 2022 Badge

Gradelink Wins New Capterra Badge

Software review website Capterra has given Gradelink its Best Ease of Use badge in its Classroom Management Category.

Gradelink Top-Ranked on Slashdot

Business software site Slashdot has placed Gradelink at number one on its Best Gradebook Software of 2023 and Best Student Information System Software of 2023 lists.

Slashdot Trusted Vendor and Partner 2023 Badges
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GetApp Gives Accolades to Gradelink

GetApp has awarded Gradelink two badges in its Classroom Management Software Category: Best Functionality & Features and Category Leader.

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Windows Report Ranks Gradelink #1—Twice

Software news website Windows Report has placed Gradelink in the top spot on two of its top-five lists: Best Online School Management Software and Best School Administration Software.

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Gradelink Named a FrontRunner on Software Advice

Software Advice has named Gradelink a FrontRunner in two categories: Top School Management Software and Top Classroom Management Software. Software Advice helps people find the software they need with personalized recommendations.

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Guru99 Ranks Gradelink #2 on Its Best List

Software tutorial website Gurur99 has ranked Gradelink number two on its list of the 15 BEST School Management System Software for 2022.

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New ClassWallet Partnership

Use ClassWallet to purchase Gradelink using public/EANS funds. If you have a ClassWallet account, you can upload copies of invoices for the state to pay. The state is able to log in to view the invoices and pay the vendor through the portal. For more information, visit

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New bulb Digital Portfolios Partnership

Gradelink’s partnership with bulb gives teachers, students, and families using Gradelink access to a bulb Digital Portfolio. bulb is a web-based tool that provides a place for students to collect digital evidence of their learning and showcase their work. Click here to learn what you can do with bulb.

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New Clever Integration

Clever integration synchronizes students, staff, and classes configured in Gradelink. Clever enables K-12 schools and districts to easily share student information with application providers such as LMSs, curriculum providers, content providers, and learning apps.

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Crozdesk Ranks Gradelink #1

Business software search website Crozdesk gave Gradelink a score of 92 out of 100, making it no. 1 in the School Management category. The score is based on user satisfaction, press buzz, recent user trends, and other relevant information gathered from around the web.

CrowdReviews Puts Gradelink in Two Top 25 Lists

User review website CrowdReviews placed Gradelink on its Top 25 School Administration Software and Classroom Management Software lists.

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SoftwareSuggest Best Support Award 2021

2021 SoftwareSuggest Awards

SoftwareSuggest, an international software review website, has presented Gradelink with its Best Support award for 2021! It has also placed Gradelink at the top of its Best Student Information System and Best School Administration Software lists.

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SoftwareConnect Most Popular

SoftwareConnect’s Most Popular

We’re honored to be one of the most popular Student Information Systems on SoftwareConnect’s list!

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SoftwareSuggest Awards Gradelink

SoftwareSuggest, an international software review website, has presented Gradelink with its Customers’ Choice and Great User Experience awards! It has also placed Gradelink at the top of its Best Student Information System and Best School Administration Software lists.

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New Indiana DOE-MV Export

Now it’s quick and easy for schools in Indiana to export data for students participating in the Indiana Department of Education’s Choice Scholarship Program.

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Gradelink Makes the Inc. 5000 List

We are thrilled to be on Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US! We sincerely thank our wonderful schools for helping get there.

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Google Classroom Integration

Save countless hours by syncing quiz and assignment grades from Google Classroom to your Gradelink gradebook. It’s available now to all Gradelink users at no additional charge.

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INPEA Sponsorship

Gradelink is thrilled to support INPEA, the Indiana Non-Public Education Association.


ISACS Sponsorship

Gradelink is thrilled to support ISACS,the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.


MISF Sponsorship

Gradelink is thrilled to support MISF, the Minnesota Independent School Forum.

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TPSA Sponsorship

Gradelink is thrilled to support the Texas Private Schools Association.


WELS Sponsorship

Gradelink is thrilled to support WELS, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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New ClassLink Integration

Gradelink’s list of third-party integrations continues to grow. New ClassLink integration syncs class rosters from Gradelink to all your favorite digital learning resources securely and keeps them updated automatically.

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Is Your School’s Website up to the Challenge?

While open houses and other in-person marketing efforts are on hold due to COVID-19, your private school’s website is more important than ever. Get a free website analysis from an expert.

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Gradelink Resources for Distance Learning

We understand the COVID-19 crisis has caused a lot of additional stress for educators, students and their families as they work out how to transition to distance learning. Click here to learn how to use Gradelink to enhance your efforts.

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Gradelink Resources for Online Instruction

As schools close their campuses in the wake of the coronavirus, they are faced with the task of switching to online teaching. We’re here to help ease the transition with tools for instruction and communication.

Watch the video to learn ways to use the tools already in Gradelink to help with remote teaching. We’ll cover:

  • Assignments and attachments
  • Communication tools
  • Teacher and School News Pages

G2 Awards Gradelink in Multiple Categories

G2, a leading software review website, has rated Gradelink tops in numerous categories, including Best Support, Easiest to Use, Eastiest to do Business With and more.

Discover how easy it is for your school to start working more efficiently. Just click here to watch a free demo.

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SaaSworthy Awards

Software research and review website, SaaSworthy, has ranked Gradelink in the top 10 in three categories: Fastest Growing, Most Popular and Most Researched Software. Thanks, SaaSworthy! Click here to read more about it.

Professional Development

Take the Stress Out of Report Cards

Watch this video of a recent webinar to learn how to make the entire process of producing report cards go smoothly with Gradelink. This session is valuable for first-timers as well as for those that just need a refresher. (Start at the 2:20 mark to skip the technical problems at the beginning.)


GoodFirms Names Gradelink Best SIS Software

Review and rating website GoodFirms ranked Gradelink at the top of its list of best student information software.

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Free PaySimple On-demand Webinar

Learn how Gradelink users streamline payment acceptance and supercharge cash flow with our preferred online payments solution, PaySimple. We share time-saving best practices using PaySimple’s complementary features including how to:

  • Boost enrollment, fundraising and event registration with online Payment Forms
  • Accept payments for all program offerings, payment plans, and merchandise 24/7 with Online Store
  • Collect flexible payment methods in-person and on-the-go with the Mobile POS App
Email Blast

New: District Email Blast

District and diocese admins can now send emails to five different built-in groups directly through their district portal. Reaching groups like staff, parents, new enrollees and more just got a whole lot easier.

District/Diocesan staff: Need access to the portal? Please contact your friendly Gradelink support rep.


We are excited to announce that Gradelink has been chosen as a finalist in the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award’s Best Administrative Solution category.

We were especially encouraged by some of the judges’ comments:

“WOW. A truly comprehensive school administration solution, offering just about everything a school would need to manage students and grades.”

“I wish my school had Gradelink!!!” (We do too – give us a call.)

“I … was blown away by the attention to detail.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have recognized product excellence for more than 30 years. The awards offer 76 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. Gradelink was honored as one of 139 finalists across the 32 education technology categories.

“The 2019 CODIE Award finalists represent the finest in innovation and creativity in educational technology,” said President Jeff Joseph at SIIA. “These breakthrough products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to diverse student and educator needs.”


NCEA Reporting

Catholic schools can now use Gradelink to automate the creation of NCEA reports. One click lets them verify the report and make changes as necessary, then export a spreadsheet for submission. Click here to see more integrations.

Attendance Report

Uncompleted Attendance Report

See which classes haven’t completed attendance on any given day with the new Uncompleted Attendance Report. Plus, administrators can control how and when Uncompleted Attendance alerts are sent to staff members.


Low Grade Highlighting

Don’t let low grades go unnoticed. Keep an eye on academic performance with low grade highlighting on your GradeSheets.


FACTS Tuition Manager Integration

With free FACTS Tuition Management integration, parents can easily and securely access their FACTS accounts from Gradelink with just one click.

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