From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from PowerTeacher)
Jump to: navigation, search
PowerSchool logo.svg
Developer(s) PowerSchool Group, LLC
Initial release April 1999 (1999-04)[1]
Stable release (September 10, 2017; 39 days ago (2017-09-10)) [±]
Written in Java
Platform Microsoft Windows
Type Student information system
License Proprietary commercial software
Website powerschool.com

PowerSchool is an education technology platform owned by PowerSchool Group LLC. The sale of PowerSchool by Pearson makes it the largest American-owned SIS.[2]


PowerSchool was established in 1997 by Greg Porter and purchased Master Scheduler from Nordex International, Inc.[3]

PowerSchool was purchased by Apple Inc. on March 13, 2001.[4][5][6]

On May 25, 2006, Apple Inc. and Pearson Education announced that Pearson was to acquire PowerSchool, "Apple’s award-winning student information systems (SIS) division. Once a school district purchases PowerSchool, accounts can be set up for administrators, counselors, office staff, teachers, students and parents. PowerSchool makes it easy for teachers to record grades, take attendance, and check student profiles. Also, it's convenient for parents to check all of their child's grades as soon as they are posted." [7]

On February 27, 2015, Pearson initiated a process to explore a possible sale of PowerSchool and its other Student Information Systems businesses including PowerSchool SMS, Gradespeed, and eSIS Forms.[8]

On June 17, 2015, Pearson announced that it has agreed to sell several of its SIS businesses, including PowerSchool, to Vista Equity Partners.[9]

On August 3, 2015, PowerSchool Group LLC was formed as an independent company, and subsidiary of Vista Equity Partners, as the sale of PowerSchool was completed.[10]

On June 6, 2016, PowerSchool Group LLC announced that it had acquired Haiku Learning, had taken on all services and rebranded Haiku Learning as PowerSchool Learning.[11]


  1. ^ "Web-based school management system released", MacCentral Online, archived from the original on May 17, 2000, retrieved August 24, 2012 
  2. ^ "PowerSchool SIS--PowerSchool". Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "PowerSchool Expands National Presence with Acquisition of Nordex; Master Scheduler Enhances PowerSchool Student Information System.". The Free Library. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "So, What Exactly Is PowerSchool, And Why Did Apple Buy Them?". The Mac Observer. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Apple Renews K-12 Commitment with PowerSchool". MacNewsWorld. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Apple Gains on Education Purchase". E-Commerce Times. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pearson to Acquire PowerSchool". Apple. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Pearson 2014 results". Pearson. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Pearson to sell PowerSchool to Vista Equity Partners". Pearson. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "PowerSchool Group LLC, now a stand-alone company, announces new CEO Hardeep Gulati" (PDF). PowerSchool Group LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "PowerSchool Group LLC acquires Haiku Learning". PowerSchool Group LLC. Retrieved July 1, 2017.