Student Stored Searches

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Stored searches find preset groups of students. When storing a search, you are storing the criteria used to search for a group of students, not the list of students' names that result from a search. For example, store a search of all student government representatives to efficiently mark the group as excused when they miss classes due to meetings. Because the names of the representatives can change throughout the year, it is best to store a query that includes all students participating in the government activity. To save a specific list of student names, store the selection instead of the search criteria. 

You can create a stored search or search for students using stored searches already created.

Create a Stored Search

To create a stored search that is similar to another stored search, copy the command string from another search and paste it into a new search group. You must then make the necessary changes or additions to the command string for the new group. Run the search to ensure the results are what you expect.

  1. Click Stored Searches.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a name for your stored search and paste the command string in the Search Instructions. Or select Fields to choose an option from the field list.

  4. Click Submit.

Search for Students Using Stored Searches

  1. On the start page, click Stored Searches.
  2. Click Run Search next to the stored search.
  3. Click the underlined number to view the list of students. To work with the group of students, choose a menu option.

Edit a Stored Search

Edit the search criteria if the search is not returning the appropriate results or if the criteria for the search have changed.

All PowerSchool users on your system will be impacted by your change. Contact other users before editing the criteria of a stored search.

  1. On the start page, click Stored Searches
  2. Click the name of the stored search you want to edit. 
  3. Edit the information.
  4. Click Submit.