The Real Student Experience That Inspired Our Innovation
SchoolStatus is an idea that came directly from the student experience of founder & CEO, Russ Davis. A reluctant student at best, Russ was "dragged across the finish line" by the providence of being a teacher's son. Mrs. Davis had the experience and school system know-how to get herself engaged in Russ' educational journey. And her involvement made all the difference.
How Russ Davis' student experience inspired the idea for SchoolStatus
In our connected culture, we expect our data to be accessible, timely, and relevant; we also expect our communication to be instant, important, and meaningful. At SchoolStatus, we are passionate that educators have the tools they need to help students. Together, transparent data and purposeful communication are the cornerstone of a child’s educational journey. But without the proper resources to drive change, we’re asking too much of our educators.
That’s why we do what we do – to provide indispensable solutions for educators to harness the data, and with it communicate effectively to build strong relationships with all key stakeholders engaged in a child’s success.
We started out with just a few dedicated individuals from K-12 backgrounds who saw a need for better, more accessible data. Having worked in education, we recognized quickly that teachers simply didn’t have the tools and resources they needed to make data-informed decisions on a day-to-day basis. Out of that need, SchoolStatus emerged.
Since those humble beginnings, we have continued to add functionality and service requested by fellow educators to best meet their needs, including powerful reporting, two-way communication tools, and best-in-class customer service. No gimmicks, no hassles, just the tools educators need to do their jobs.
"Great communication tool for parent-teacher conversations. I like the ease with which I can contact parents using my own personal phone without giving out my personal number. I also like the student's contacts are readily available."