State College, Pennsylvania, Oct. 8, 2009 — Schoolwires ranked in the top ten fastest growing private education companies across the nation for the third consecutive year, according to Inc. magazine. It is the only company in the K-12 market that has achieved the Top 10 ranking for three consecutive years. In addition, the company ranked in the Inc. 5000 as the 605th fastest growing private company in 2009. Schoolwires is one of the nation’s leading providers of strategic website and community management solutions for building stronger school communities, more effective schools and greater student success.
“We are very pleased to have our phenomenal growth and market leadership recognized again by Inc. magazine,” said Edward S. Marflak, founder and CEO of Schoolwires. “Our customer base has grown considerably in size and breadth this year. School districts of all sizes, from San Diego Public Schools, to Woodcliff Lake to the smallest districts across the country count on our solutions every day to strengthen communications and collaboration with their constituents.”
“Schoolwires has consistently demonstrated their commitment to our satisfaction as a customer,” said Peter Lisi, superintendent of Woodcliff Lake School District. “They really stand behind their products and provide excellent customer support.”
Schoolwires was ranked in the top 10 among all private companies in the education sector, including those serving higher education and corporate training. Marflak cited the following factors as contributing to the company’s ongoing growth and continued ranking in the Inc. 500|5000.
The company’s revenue more than doubled annually on average from 2003 to 2008.
The company’s solutions are in use at more than 1,000 districts and 5,000 schools, serving an estimated 5 million users.
The company is 100 percent focused on meeting the needs of the K-12 education market.
Overall customer satisfaction ratings are 99.7%, based upon 2008 survey data.
Schoolwires is the vendor of choice for many of the nation’s Top 100 districts.
About Inc 5000 Methodology:
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list constitute the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2009/index.htm
About Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires Inc. (www.schoolwires.com) is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
Schoolwires provides strategic online communication, community-management and productivity solutions to the K-12 education market. The company’s core product is CentricityTM, which brings together robust and flexible website management, community management and web 2.0/social network capabilities in a single, user-centric solution. Schoolwires also delivers Schoolwires Synergy™, a digital file sharing solution, Schoolwires Assist™, a service request solution, and Schoolwires Share, an exclusive online client community and support center. Schoolwires works with nearly 1,000 districts, over 5,000 schools and an estimated 5 million users across the nation.
Schoolwires is recognized by Inc magazine as one of the top ten fastest growing private education companies across the nation for three consecutive years. Schoolwires ranks in the Inc. 500|5000 as the 605th fastest growing private companies after achieving Inc. 500 status overall for the previous two consecutive years.