PowerSchool is the new student information system that Foxborough Public Schools will be using to maintain and update all student information starting for the 2007-2008 school year. PowerSchool is a web based cross platform application that enables administrators, faculty, and staff to easily access student data. Student data is stored on a centralized secure server accessible by a web browser. PowerSchool uses the Internet to facilitate student information management and communication among school administrators, faculty, and staff. PowerSchool will provide real-time accountability on student performances for students in Foxborough. PowerSchool also has the potential for parents as well as students to access significant data to stay current with student education.
PowerSchool has the ability to track all students and store their data in one place so there is no need for redundant data entry. Administrators will be able to easily access important student information throughout the school day to make real-time decisions. PowerSchool includes a wide variety of standard reports as well as customizable reports for administrators, staff, and teachers. With these reports, trends in key data that may affect student outcomes can be quickly spotted. PowerSchool goes beyond just administrative reporting, so the school’s data can be used to increase student achievement. Daily attendance and faculty grade books are incorporated into the PowerSchool system.