openSIS – student information system

openSIS is an open source student information system for public and non-public schools. The software rivals costly commercial alternatives in appearance, functionality and ease of use and administration. openSIS is developed and maintained by Open Solutions for Education (OS4Ed), a leading provider of open solutions.

OS4Ed aims to produce an open source web-based package that is quick to learn and have the same functionality as commercial alternatives. It comes packed with features that include student demographic info, scheduling, grade book, attendance, report cards, eligibility, transcripts, parent portal, student portal and more.

openSIS is written in the PHP programming language and uses the PostgreSQL and MySQL database system to store information. The application is available in three editions: Community edition (openSIS Lite), Schools edition (openSIS Pro), and District Edition (openSIS Pro). The lite edition does not include all of the functionality of the commercial grade editions.

openSIS Lite’s features include:

  • Student Demographics – track student demographic attributes in a permanent record and across enrollments.
  • Goals and Progresses – add contact information for parents, relatives and authorized individuals.
  • Contact Information.
  • Scheduling – input student requests and mass schedule students.
  • Gradebook – allows teachers to enter homework assignments, class tests and any other activity using weighted scales if desired.
  • Reports/Report Designer – numerous standard reports and the ability to design custom reports using simple check boxes.
  • Report Cards – create student report cards and calculate GPA’s and class rankings
  • Transcripts – print student transcripts.
  • Health Records – including physician contact information, nurses visits, immunizations, and allergies.
  • Attendance.
  • Parent Portal – a parent portal that allows parents to see their children, grades, attendance, discipline and more using the same intuitive web interface.
  • User Customizable Preferences.
  • Security – control user security at the field level.

Developer: OS4Ed
License: GNU GPL v2


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