Real estate listings include school ratings

But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.

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SchoolReach is a school notification system that helps educational leaders send schedule change notices, weather advisories, lunch balance notifications, emergency alerts, and other messages to parents via voice, text, email, and social media. A free smartphone app allows school administrators to send notifications directly from an iPhone or Android phone.


SchoolMessenger delivers timely messages through voice, text, email, social media, RSS, desktop popup alerts, and website postings. Districts use this service to deliver daily attendance notifications, emergency broadcasts, general outreach messages, student-specific classroom updates, and surveys.

One Call Now

This software allows schools to quickly send alerts and announcements to parents, teachers, staff, and communities by phone, text message, or email. The system includes 30 pre-recorded and customizable messages translated into 11 languages. Typed messages can be instantly translated into one of 52 languages.

ParentLink App

The ParentLink mobile app gives the school community a personalized window into what is happening at a school. With this app, educators can post grades, assignments, and attendance reports along with news, events, and announcements.

School Info App

This mobile app enables parents, students, alumni, faculty, and staff to quickly access school information and announcements. Users can receive smartphone notifications, view event calendars, get directions to off-campus events, and view staff contact information. Schools can post grades, lunch menus, and important documents.


This integrated suite of cloud-based tools can organize and distribute a district board of education’s operational plans, leader evaluations, administrative regulations, and meeting agendas. Administrators can access eBOARD from any computer with an internet connection.

Ill. Parents Urged to Take Schools Survey

Parents are encouraged to take a survey that will help the district measure how welcome parents feel in school buildings and how comfortable they feel communicating with teachers.

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