I find Powerschool extremely unfriendly
By Al McDowall
March 15, 2010

Hi All,

This is only my second post and I apologise for starting out so negatively. I have been working in IT for about 10 years, though only the last three in education. So far I have found Powerschool to be counter-intuitive and the support documentation unreadable, bordering on cryptic.

I would love to know if anyone else has had difficulty with PS. Setting it up and querying it has been no problem, but we have failed to move much further than taking attendance. I have created my own database driven sites and do not expect to have such a hard time with what is basically on online database, yet time and again I am thwarted! Even creating custom reports using HTML templates proved more headache than it was worth and I ended up resorting to exporting the data and using a third party DTP program to merge the data into a reasonable looking document.

I am not aiming to begin a campaign against this software, nor am I looking for a group of like minded 'complainers'. However I would really like to find out if any of you have had issues, and how you have overcome them. Or perhaps the fault lies with me? I don't like to admit defeat, but I am getting ever closer to that stage!

Looking forward to moving forward,


Al