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PowerSchool is a popular student information system used by many educational institutions. Here is an example of an API that might be used with PowerSchool:

PowerSchool REST API Example

PowerSchool provides a REST API that allows developers to interact with the system programmatically. Here is an example of how you might use the PowerSchool REST API to retrieve student information.

Example: Get Student Information


GET /ws/v1/district/student/{student_id}

Request Headers:

Authorization: Bearer {access_token}
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json

Example Request:

GET /ws/v1/district/student/12345
Host: your.powerschool.server
Authorization: Bearer abcdef1234567890
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json

Example Response:

  "student": {
    "id": 12345,
    "firstName": "John",
    "lastName": "Doe",
    "gradeLevel": 10,
    "enrollmentStatus": "Active",
    "schoolId": 1,
    "dob": "2005-08-15",
    "gender": "M",
    "address": {
      "street": "123 Main St",
      "city": "Anytown",
      "state": "CA",
      "postalCode": "90210"
    "contacts": [
        "name": "Jane Doe",
        "relationship": "Mother",
        "phone": "555-123-4567",
        "email": "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

Steps to Use PowerSchool API

  1. Authentication: Obtain an access token using the OAuth 2.0 protocol. This token will be used in the Authorization header of your API requests.

  2. Make a Request: Use the appropriate HTTP method (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) to interact with the desired endpoint. Include the required headers and parameters.

  3. Handle the Response: Process the JSON response returned by the API to retrieve or update the required information.

Additional Resources

  • PowerSchool API Documentation: The official documentation provides detailed information about available endpoints, request formats, response structures, and authentication methods. Check the PowerSchool developer portal for more details.

  • Developer Support: PowerSchool offers support and community forums where developers can ask questions and share information.

Using APIs like this allows for integration between PowerSchool and other systems, facilitating data exchange and automating processes within educational institutions.