How to Run Reports on Report Cards

Report Cards handle all sorts of averages and compilations of student date that aren’t reflected anywhere else (except for maybe Transcripts). As such, if you want to see information like semester or final averages, report card comments, GPA, or grades for subject specific criteria in a handy summary report, you’ll want to run one of our reports that give you information from your report cards. Here are some quick tips on best practices for keeping your report cards in shipshape for reporting and some tips on how to setup your report cards so you can run reports on them quickly and easily.

Here is the listing of the Report Card reports that come default with all QuickSchools accounts

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St. Casimir’s School Report Card Template

As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in any time to let us know. We can enable it and help set it up just the way you like!

At St. Casimir’s School Wells, Minnesota, teachers like to give lots of feedback to students through detailed grading criteria. The school uses a quarterly grading system, so their report card is a condensed two-column, four-term report card with plenty of space for lots of grading information. Let’s take a look at a sample!




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Elegant Trimesters

As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in any time to let us know. We can enable it and set it up just the way you like!

The Elegant Trimesters report card template is a recently updated template from the library of private templates. It’s a simple, three-term report card that’s great for elementary schools. Here’s a look at a sample version:



Designed and built by Azroy, this template was recently restyled with new fonts to match QuickSchools’ updated design. The template is very streamlined both in appearance and in how it works. Nonetheless, it still supports key features:Read More »

The Blue Academic Template

As part of our initiative to share the awesome customreport cards at QuickSchools, today we’re sharing a public template. If it looks good to you, feel free to chat in – we’d love to enable it and help you set it up just the way you’d like!

The brand-new Blue Academic template is the first addition to our new line of restyled report cards. It’s a gorgeous single-term template that works for all sorts of situations and schools. Not only is it great for end-of-term report cards, but it’s also fantastic for mid-term progress reports as well. Take a look at the sample below to see how it might appear when it’s filled out.

Blue Academic

This template is both simple and flexible, as it supports marks, grades, comments, and overall comments. Designed by the QS Design Team, it’s meant to be easily readable, yet able to hold tons of information. Alongside the basic subject details, Academic Blue also supports several other features. These include…

  • Term GPA
  • Subject Credits
  • Grading Scale
  • Teacher, Parent, and Principal Signatures

If this template looks like it might work for your school, you can switch to it anytime! It’s the default template for all new Report Card sessions and can be selected from the “Change Template” menu in setup report cards. Of course, if you’d like any help enabling it or setting it up, please chat in and let us know!

The Hudson College Report Card Template

As part of our initiative to share the awesome custom report cards at QuickSchools, today we’re sharing a private template. If it looks good to you, feel free to chat in – we’d love to enable it for you and help you set it up just the way you’d like!

At Hudson College in Toronto, ON students receive report cards that give detailed grades on both behavior and academics. It’s a very specific template, so we all worked together to build it with Hudson. When all was finished, Director Jeff Bavington had this to say about the process –

“The ability to customize our reports to suit our school’s personal needs was crucial for us at Hudson. The support team at Quick Schools – especially Azroy and Rick – were tremendously responsive and helpful in designing, testing, and implementing our reports. The result of our new report system is that it’s simultaneously more simple and efficient, yet also much more detailed and personalized for each student – and we’re only getting started! We are very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Quick Schools to any school looking for great features, flexibility, and support for their SIS needs”

Of course, special thanks to Director Bavington and all our friends at Hudson College! It was a pleasure to work Report Cards with you too!

Since it’s such a fantastic and detailed report card, we are all certain that it may be of some help to other schools. Without further ado, here’s a look at a sample Hudson College report card.

Hudson College Report Card - Page 1
Hudson College Report Card – Page 1

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The Stamford Elementary School Report Cards

As mentioned in our previous posts about the Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of the custom-built private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to let chat in anytime and we’ll enable the template in your account, and help set it up just the way you like!

The Stamford Elementary School in Stamford, Vermont makes great use of a custom template with quarterly grades, semester exams, and detailed standards-based grading for their upper grade students. It’s a detailed and informative way of reporting grades and progress in specific areas. Check out the example Quarter 2 report card below to see just how much info it has!

This new template is based off of a public template – Quarterly Classic – and was built by Regie. Great work, Regie – and awesome input and directions, Stamford Elementary!

While this public template is a bit similar to the St. Monica Catholic School Template, it doesn’t include a conduct grade and is actually remarkably flexible: it has several alternate sections for listing subjects, lots of comment fields, and a great display for subject-specific criteria. Some of the features the template includes are…Read More »

Subject-Based Grading – Regular & Customized

The Subject-Based grading screen is designed to make entering a class’ worth of grades and comments quickly and efficiently – without opening a single report card! And, like everything else about QuickSchools Report Cards, it’s entirely customizable. Not only can you configure it to your liking with Subject-Specific Criteria, but also when we create a custom template, we can make all sorts of special grading and comment fields available in the Subject-Based grading screen.

To use the Subject-Based Grading Screen…

1 – Go to to to the Report Cards module

2 – Select the “Subject-Based” tab

3 – Select the teacher name & class

Now, you’ll be at the Subject-Based grading screen! Depending on how your Report Cards are configured or customized, the screen might look a bit different. Subject-Specific Criteria will appear in the Subject-Based grading screen, and depending on the Report Card template, the screen will be configured differently as well. In addition, if your template draws marks and grades from the Gradebook, these will already appear on the screen, and if your template has room for comments, there will be space for these as well. Though there are all sorts of ways the Subject-Based grading screen can look, here are a few different examples.

Classic White – this public template is a popular choice, and very flexible. Currently, it is configured to show marks, grades, and comments.

St. Monica Catholic School Template – this private template is a great report card for showing conduct grades alongside academic grades. It also has space for exams and semester grades.Read More »

Mass Downloading Report Cards in HTML5

Many schools like to be able to download all their report cards at once in order to print them all together. Since the move to HTML5, it’s become even easier to do just that! If you’re curious about how to download all report cards at once, here’s a short walkthrough.

Downloading the Report Cards

1 – Go to the Report Cards module

2  – Scroll to the bottom of the page & Click the gear button

3 – Click “Custom” & Enter a value greater than the number of students in your school. Click “Ok”.Read More »

The St. Monica Catholic School Report Cards

As mentioned in one of our previous posts on the new Report Cards initiative, today we are sharing one of the custom-built private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in anytime and we can enable it in your account and help set it up just the way you like.

One of our fabulous schools, St. Monica Catholic School in Converse, TX, has a cool quarterly grading system with conduct grades shown alongside the regular academic marks, as well as a section for end-of-semester exams. Check out the report card below – it’s an example of how a Quarter 3 report card might look.

St. Monica Report Cars

This report card was built from several customizations to our public Quarterly Classic report card template. Here’s a great, big thank-you to St. Monica Catholic School for the fantastic design,  and to Rick, our awesome chat agent, for building it!

The report card is designed to show subject abbreviations, semester grades, and all subject comments for the year-to-date. It’s a tidy and concise presentation for a lot of information. The template also supports reporting lots more info, including…Read More »

The Report Card Sequencing Checklist

One of the awesome things about QuickSchools report cards is how flexible they are. You can set up as many Report Sessions as needed for any combination of progress, quarter (or cycle), or semester grades. However, once in a while, the grades might appear in the wrong column on a semesters-, cycle-, or quarters- style report card. For just this situation, we have Report Card sequencing – so you can chose the semester column for grades and attendance to appear.

Brand-new Report Cards that have been just setup can occasionally have a somewhat unexpected appearance, especially if you have a few Report Cards from the same quarter in your module. The system automatically treats each of these report cards like records individual, official quarters, which while often very helpful, isn’t always. If your report cards look a bit like the examples below, then it’s best to manually set the Sequence to help them to display properly.

The Report Cards might have Term 2 Grades repeating through multiple columns…

…or, Term 1 Grades missing entirely…

… or have Term 2 appearing in the Term 1 column.

Though they might not look so great at first, each of these examples can be fixed quickly with Report Card sequencing. Once you have made a new Report Card session, the Sequence can be set from the admin’s Setup Report Cards menu. If you’d like to sequence your report cards, here’s the step-by-step guide!Read More »