New E-Book: The Website Redesign Playbook | Public School Edition

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Our most popular resource has been completely remastered for districts redesigning their websites in 2019 and beyond. This 80+ page guide covers everything you need to know for the website redesign process, from selecting a vendor to maintaining an accessible site.

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Web Design and CMS for Districts

Simple content management, award-winning, accessible design and secure hosting for districts.

Empower Your District to Communicate, Engage and Inform

Finalsite provides the services, tools and ongoing support that districts of all sizes require to effectively communicate with their prospective and current families. With an easy-to-use CMS, accessible designs, secure hosting and dozens of tools for managing content, it is easy to see why more than 300 districts agree that Finalsite is the premier option for their digital marketing and communication needs.

ADA Compliant Design

Our team is trained in accessible design, and our 80-point QA process ensures your design, navigation and site structure meet WCAG 2.0 requirements.

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Tiered Admin Access

Whether your district has 10 schools or 100, Composer's tiered admin settings put you in control of who can edit, delete, and publish content on your district site and individual school sites.

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Modern Communication Tools

Keep your community up-to-date with Alerts, PagePops, email newsletters, Calendars, and tools for blogs, news, teacher pages, and more!

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Award-Winning Design

Finalsite's design team is the most decorated in the industry, helping your district and brand stand out to increase enrollment and improve communications.

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Simple, WYSIWYG CMS

Composer's drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG interface ensures that webmasters of all skill levels can build beautiful web pages in minutes.

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Create Once, Publish Everywhere (C.O.P.E.)

With Finalsite's CMS and modules, you only have to edit content — such as news or event details — in a single location, and it is automatically updated anywhere it is on any school site.

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BY THE NUMBERS

300

Public School District Clients

Ranging from small districts in New Jersey and North Carolina, to monster districts in Texas and Washington.

99.97%

Hosting Uptime

Our iron-clad secure hosting very rarely skips a beat to ensure a seamless experience.

95%

Client Retention

Districts who choose Finalsite, stay with Finalsite.

3.8/4

Star Ticket Rating

Finalsite's in-house support team answers your requests in a timely manner and is just an email away to help you in a pinch!

6

Design Awards

For our design work with districts including Rowan-Salisbury, Texas City, Greenwich, Ellington, and more. (And another 80 awards for our work in other markets!)

ROWAN-SALISBURY SCHOOL SYSTEM

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“Of course Finalsite has a nice product, but we chose Finalsite because they are the experts in helping schools sell themselves. We wanted a partner who could help us make better choices that would give it that polished, private school look and feel — and not have the same pitfalls as other district websites.”

MARK A. STEELMAN, WEBMASTER

BARBERS HILL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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“I know whenever I see a Finalsite website, I know its quality. And I know there’s not going to be any one who can match what you do. You have the most innovative, best modules and software for everything districts need. There’s no comparison.”

Valarie Hull, Director of Communications

Mequon-Thiensville School District

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"A highly weighted component in our decision analysis to move to Finalsite was the understanding that you are a digital communication organization and thought leader, not simply a website provider. We are really looking forward to the opportunity to enhance our game."

Jennifer Flierl, Executive Director of Communications

Amherst Exempted Village School District

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“We wanted to create a new website that could promote our amazing district, enhance communication, and assist parents in accessing information. Finalsite met all of our expectations and delivered a custom website and excellent management solution. We could not be happier with the professionalism, expertise, and service they continue to provide us. ”

MICHAEL MOLNAR
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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"We wanted a platform that could easily be used by end users, but wouldn't turn into a disastrous mess — and was very stylized. Finalsite was the only provider that met those two requirements, and since then, has exceeded those expectations."

Doug Orr
Director of Technology

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District Web Design Portfolio

Districts choose Finalsite for our experience in creating an online experience by visually telling your district's unique story. Explore some of our recent work in the portfolio below.

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Wyandotte Public Schools is a district serving students in Wyandotte, Michigan since 1856. It's made up of four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, as well as three centers for students with special needs. The district's new website features a striking, cohesive design with:

  • A streamlined user experience across its individual school and center pages
  • Social media integration on the homepage using Finalsite Feeds
  • A searchable faculty and staff directory
  • Engaging animations and so much more!
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YES Prep Public Schools is made up of nineteen campuses across Houston, TX serving over 14,000 students from 6th grade through 12th grade. Seeking a more intuitive and user-friendly website experience for current and prospective families, YES Prep chose Finalsite for its easy-to-use CMS and ability to provide an ADA-compliant, mobile-friendly design. YES Prep's new custom design fulfilled these goals: 

  • Primary and secondary menu navigation is easy for users to follow.
  • Infographics and design elements on the homepage break up the text and provide a visually-pleasing experience. 
  • Recent News, Announcements, and Blog posts are featured in a slider on the homepage to encourage families to learn more about the school's values.  
  • Consistent branding throughout the website helps to maintain the school's professionalism and sheds light on its dedication to excellence. 
More Info about Yes Prep Public Schools

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Free E-Book: The Website Redesign Playbook

Dive into this 80+ page, popular e-book that focuses on every strategy districts need to consider when launching a new website, from budgeting to web accessibility.

Love What You See? Let's Work Together!

We don't view a website redesign as a purchase or transaction. This is a partnership. Let's find out if we're a good fit!