Doug Joubert

SIS for Elementary/Middle Schools

Discussion created by Doug Joubert on Oct 19, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 19, 2016 by Stefanie Sanders

After seeing the request for SIS information for colleges and universities in another discussion, I realized it would be good to get the collective wisdom of the Canvas Community for our situation.  Here goes:


We currently use Rediker's Administrator's Plus as our SIS.  It is antiquated and does not integrate well with Canvas.  Though I'm going to get heavy push-back from the school's secretarial staff, I feel a need to change in order to get Canvas integrated with our SIS more efficiently.


Some within the Canvas Community recommended PowerSchool as an SIS to look at, but I would like to see what other elementary & middle schools are using at this time and whether it works or not.  So, here are my questions, if you please:

  • What SIS do you use?
  • On a scale of 1-to-5, 1 being completely dissatisfied, 5 being completely satisfied, how happy are you with your SIS?
  • Does it do any of the following?
    • Online admissions?
    • Enrollment?
    • Faculty/Staff Management?
    • Fundraising integration?
    • Behavior management?
    • Scheduling?
    • Student Records?
    • Is it web-based or networked?
  • How well does it integrate with Canvas?
  • Would you recommend your SIS to another elementary or middle school?
  • Are you looking into another SIS? 
    • If so, which one(s)?


Thank you for all your input.  I can't wait to see the results!


Doug Joubert

Director of Technology

Christian Brothers School, NOLA