GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Words We Live By

01.Do Good Work

Create relevant, dependable products that solve real problems. We know our work matters and are proud to be partners in the education system.

02.Know Who Matters

Take a customer-centric approach to service and carry it throughout our organization and into our products. Champion educators and the work they do for our children and shared future.

03.Change the World

Make bold moves that challenge the status quo and improve education in meaningful ways. Be present, grab a shovel, do great work, and start making a real difference.
THE SCHOOL STATUS TEAM
Meet the Data Nerds
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Founder & CEO
Russ Davis
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Vice President of Development and Operations
Nick Peterman
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Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Scott Braynard
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CPA, CFE, Director of Finance
Nicole Adams
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Director of Engineering
Josh Deere
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Director of Operations
Leslie Ortego
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Marketing Communications Manager
Ellen Lee
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Sales Operations Manager
Richard Walter
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Client Executive
Terry Larabee
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Client Executive
Melissa Ladner
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Client Executive
Patrick Sharp
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Events Coordinator
Chloe Bushman
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Inside Sales Representative
Mike Dushner
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PhD, Data Scientist
Joy Smithson
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CPA, Finance Specialist
Kim Bourn
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Data Integrations Specialist
Hector Boldo
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Customer Communications Specialist
Lhay Thriffiley
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Customer Support Specialist and IT Manager
Aaron Shirley
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Educator Training Manager
Tyler Cummings
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Educator Training Manager
Jay Sanzin
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Manager, Backend and Communications Development
Linell Bonnette
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Manager, UI and Mobile Development
Joe Buza
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Backend Engineer
Ben Granberry
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Backend Engineer
Isaac Hitt
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UI/UX Intern
Kat Smith
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UI Engineer
Levi King
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UI/Mobile Engineer
Rohit Sharma
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UI Engineer
Trey Gaines
CAREERS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You Asked, We Answered
Working with student data, we know it’s important to have complete transparency when it comes to security, usage, intent, and access. We strive to be the most transparent data company in the world, and as a result, we also get a lot of questions regarding what makes us so different, and how it can actually benefit educators and students alike. Take a look through these frequently-asked questions below, and hopefully you’ll start to see how we are indeed helping to change education, forever
QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOLSTATUS
Is your data secure?

Highly. Our framework is housed in an SOC 1/ISAE 3402 facility, using banking-grade encryption technology. We have designed SchoolStatus with strict FERPA compliance as the baseline rule.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act- read more about it on the official website here. This act works to protect public school student data from nefarious organizations.

Are you aware of the revisions to FERPA? Are you prepared?

Yes, we have been tracking the federal regulations and our legal team is keeping on top of the potential new requirements. Because we use FERPA as a baseline for our privacy and security, our above-and-beyond measures are actually already more than will be required with the new revision.

What do you mean by SOC 1/ISAE 3402?

SOC 1/ISAE 3402 is a rigorous auditing standard that measures the control of information and has replaced SAS70 reports according to the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements. In order to host or process customer data, SchoolStatus had to demonstrate that we have adequate controls and safeguards for student data.

How do you integrate with 3rd-party vendors?

Our proprietary software integrates through a variety of different methods, but the cleanest is via API key. The most important part of the secret sauce? No one from your district has to manually import or export the data, it’s done nightly and automatically.

If our district changes student information systems (SIS), what happens to our data?

With SchoolStatus, you never have to worry about losing data when changing vendors. All of the data pulled from your SIS will remain in your SchoolStatus account.

Do you ever share the data you have access to?

No way. SchoolStatus specializes in helping you make the most of your data – but the data itself is yours, we simply aggregate what you’re already tracking and drill it down to the points most important to your staff. We take student data privacy very seriously, and as most of us are parents ourselves, we stand by the guiding principle that children’s information should always be protected.

Who in the district has access to the data?

Visibility allowances correspond to the position and rank of the individual: teachers see data from their own students for as long as the student is in the class, principals see the whole school, and district admins see the whole district. Custom allowances or specific groups can be made by district admins as they see fit.

Can teachers see all of the district data?

Teachers only have visibility for the students in their classes. If they need visibility of a student card outside of their class (RTI specialists, coaches, etc), a district admin can create a group to make that possible. For more information on how to create custom Student Groups, check out our support page for tutorials.

How much does your PD cost?

Our training is actually included in your annual subscription price and is unlimited. We want your team equipped, happy, and using SchoolStatus on a daily basis, and we believe being well-trained is key for that kind of implementation. For your convenience, you can even schedule your training online.

What additional equipment costs or personnel requirements will we incur?

Because we are cloud-based, there is no additional equipment to purchase or strain on your existing data center. And because the integrations are updated automatically each night, no additional personnel are required to maintain or manage your subscription.

Is there a limit to the number of integrations I can have?

No. Whether you integrate with four or 40 third-party platforms, we can pull data from all of them.

How does your pricing work for multiple years?

Our standard agreements are for three years as we want to ensure satisfaction with longitudinal data as well as initial implementation and ongoing training. We do honor custom contracts on a district by district basis and all agreements are billed annually.

We've used a 'data warehouse' before... how are you any different?

The term ‘warehouse’ is indicative of many of the early software systems on the market, because they do a great job collecting the data – but then it just sits on a shelf. Our next-generation approach comes from the understanding that most districts are currently collecting and tracking data in some form or fashion, but what we do best is present your data back to you through beautiful visualizations and provide powerful and intuitive dashboards and interfaces with powerful and intuitive reporting features so you can get that data off of the dusty shelf and actually put it to work helping your students!

How do you compare to an LMS or SIS?

We integrate with both of those tools, maintaining consistency for those users comfortable with specific features in your current LMS or SIS. What we provide, is a common district-wide platform to view ALL of the data you are currently monitoring, and powerful tools to help you track it, analyze it, and put it into action.

Does SchoolStatus do lesson planning?

Lesson planning is so closely tied to content and curriculum, that it didn’t make sense for us to compete with the many top-notch products already available to educators. Instead, through our third-party integrations, we include the results along with all the other data in your SchoolStatus overview called the Student Card.

Is SchoolStatus on Social Media?

We sure are! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@SchoolStatusApp),

QUESTIONS ABOUT USING THE SOFTWARE
What if I want new data added to our account?

Just let us know! We want you to have easy access to all your data. If you add an assessment or other new third-party platform, we will integrate with it as part of your current subscription. Email Us: help@schoolstatus.com

I'm trying to build a custom report, but I'm stuck. Can someone help me build it?

We’d be happy to! Email: help@schoolstatus.com, let us know what you are looking for, and one of our reporting experts will get back with you as soon as possible! If you’d prefer to walk through it with us, our customer support team is available at 1.855.9.STATUS via phone 24/7 to guide the way.

I can't remember my password. What do I do now?

Click the ‘Forgot Password?’ link and you will be asked to enter your username. Remember your username is the email address associated with your account (most likely your school email address). You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password. If you still can’t log in, give us a call at 1.855.9.STATUS or 1.601.620.0613 and we’ll get you going!

I have a really great idea I'd like to share with you guys. Can I suggest a feature?

Yes, please! We love hearing your ideas! Our software was developed based on teacher experience, and most of our new feature releases have come directly from customer requests. It’s one of the ways we strive to stay connected to your needs as educators.

Do you have any on-demand tutorials?

Yes! Quite a few, actually. Visit our Help Library to find a variety of video tutorials as well as PDFs.

I hate emailing customer service, can I just call and talk to a human?

Of course! We have support staff available 24/7. Call us at 1.855.9.STATUS or locally at 1.601.620.0613. We also have a live chat option during business hours from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

AND JUST IN CASE YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
Don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of more assistance.
1.855.9.STATUS
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