SchoolTool: the Global Student Information System

Skills slide Gradebook slide Calendar slide Demographics slide Journal slide Intervention slide

Skills and Outcomes
Organize and track student achievement of complex sets of skills, outcomes, or standards using CanDo.

Create and assess student assignments and activities, calculate and report grades through SchoolTool's clean web interface.

Attendance Journal
Improve accountability with online attendance tracking and daily class participation scores.

SchoolTool creates a web-based calendar for every person, group, class and resource. Use the calendar to reserve rooms and other shared resources.

Create and track student improvement plans collaboratively between school staff and parents using SchoolTool's Intervention system.

Demographics and Contacts
Store customizable personal data about students and teachers. Manage multiple adult contacts for each child.

Free Administrative Software for Schools Around the World

SchoolTool is an open source, web based student information system designed for schools in the developing world, with strong support for translation, localization and automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu Linux installer and package management system.

What's New?

SchoolTool 2015 Annual Report

While Mark Shuttleworth was funding SchoolTool development, each year we prepared an annual report for him. While Mark's generous support ended after 2014, I have decided to continue this tradition now that SchoolTool’s open source development is funded by SIELibre and our clients.

The most important point is that we have been able to continue SchoolTool development independently throughout 2015. Douglas Cerna worked full time and more on SchoolTool through 2015 and plans to continue into 2016. I have continued managing the product and our new business.


How to get started.

Simple, automated installation and updates are provided for SchoolTool on Ubuntu Linux.

If you are not already running Ubuntu, you can download and install it on a hard drive, or just test it running on a CD or USB stick.

SchoolTool can be hosted on a PC or server at the school site, or a remote server in "the cloud."

SchoolTool and Ubuntu Linux are free software, so you can run it with no licensing fees to serve as many schools as you like. SchoolTool is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.0.

Commercial support, hosting and custom development for SchoolTool are available from SIELibre, LLC.

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Who uses SchoolTool?

SchoolTool is part of ambitious technology deployments on six continents, including: