Private Equity Portfolio
Student information management and reporting solutions for the K-12 education industry.
PowerSchool is the leading K-12 education technology provider of solutions that improve the education experience for 100 million students, teachers, and parents in over 70 countries around the world. PowerSchool provides the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience, empowering teachers with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, behavior, and special education case management. PowerSchool streamlines school office and administration operations with online solutions for student registration, school choice, and finance/HR/ERP. We drive student growth through digital classroom capabilities and engage families through real-time communications across any device.
PowerSchool was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Folsom, CA.
Vista Equity Partners completed a buyout of the PowerSchool business from Pearson in July 2015. PowerSchool received an investment from Onex Partners in August 2018.
Schoology is a leading provider of cloud-based learning management and assessment solutions to over 1,700 school districts in 50 states. Schoology’s products help school districts improve student performance, foster collaboration throughout their community, and personalize learning for over 6 million students.
PowerSchool acquired Schoology in October 2019.
PeopleAdmin, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for the education and government markets. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance, develop compliant, defensible audit trails, and utilize industry-leading reporting and metrics. The Company’s integrated talent management suite, SelectSuite®, includes applicant tracking, faculty search committee management, position management, and onboarding and performance management. PeopleAdmin solutions are rapidly deployed, easy-to-use, and supported through a world-class customer service organization.
Vista Foundation Fund II completed a buyout of PeopleAdmin in March 2014. PeopleAdmin was merged into PowerSchool simultaneous with Onex Partners’ investment in PowerSchool in August 2018.
SunGard K-12 is a leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based education software solutions to K-12 school districts. The Company offers Student Information System (SIS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), assessment, and special education software to more than 1,300 US school districts, representing more than 8.1 million students across 44 states.
PowerSchool acquired SunGard K-12 in February 2017.
Chalkable is a leading provider of education data management, student achievement, and professional learning solutions to the U.S. K-12 marketplace. The Company delivers its integrated student information system and learning management tools to more than 5,000 schools across 50 states, helping educators reinforce positive student behavior in the classroom to improve learning outcomes.
PowerSchool acquired Chalkable in October 2016.
SRB Education Solutions (“SRB”) is a leading provider of K-12 education administration software in Ontario and other Canadian provinces. School boards and districts use the Company’s student information system, finance, and HR solutions to maintain student records and manage other administrative tasks, including compliance reporting.
PowerSchool acquired SRB Education Solutions in August 2016.
Haiku Learning (Haiku) is a leading provider of learning management system (LMS) and classroom collaboration software to K-12 schools and districts. Powering learning for nearly 3 million users across the globe, Haiku’s platform is known for its simple interface, flexible tools, and powerful integrations with other leading cloud services.
PowerSchool acquired Haiku Learning in June 2016.
TIENET is a leading solution for special education case management, response to intervention, and behavior management for K-12 schools and districts in the U.S. TIENET provides a diagnostic framework for educators to identify students who are struggling, evaluate their progress, and meet their learning and behavioral needs.
PowerSchool acquired TIENET in May 2016.
Interactive Achievement is the leading provider of formative assessment and longitudinal data solutions to K-12 districts and schools. The Company’s assessment creation and delivery capabilities allow educators to deliver personalized curriculum and assessments to make data-driven decisions that raise student achievement and align with state longitudinal test standards. Interactive Achievement’s solutions are used in classrooms across 13 U.S. states, including nearly all Virginia public schools.
PowerSchool acquired Interactive Achievement in February 2016.
InfoSnap is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management solutions to the K-12 marketplace. Over 10,000 public, independent, and charter schools worldwide use InfoSnap’s tools, which include online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment, Annual Student Registration, and Staff Registration. These products streamline schools’ administrative processes and improve data quality, enforce compliance, and reduce costs and burdens on school administrators and parents.
PowerSchool acquired InfoSnap in November 2015.