Skyward Milestones:

Major Events in Skyward History


2013 - Tennessee selects Skyward as a preferred SIS vendor state-wide, making Skyward the only vendor to be selected in all of the previous three completed statewide SIS implementations.

2013 - Rhode Island selects Skyward as a preferred SIS vendor state-wide. Four Rhode Island districts, including Providence, the state capital, quickly adopt Skyward in their school districts.

2012 - Skyward announces Student Reward System game.

2012 - Skyward releases web-based School Management System 2.0 with new, revolutionary interface.


2011 - Texas recognizes Skyward as a preferred statewide Student Information System provider.

2011 - Skyward adds its first customer in the state of Alaska.

2010 - September 1st marks Skyward's 30th anniversary in supporting K-12 school districts.


2010 - Release of integrated Data Warehouse module

2009 - Skyward releases the latest version of the Skyward Student Management System which is comprised of the completely web-based Student Management Suite and the School Business Suite.  This change allows for customers to operate in a true HTML environment, requiring nothing to be loaded on a local desktop.


2008 - Skyward receives the Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award.



2008 - Skyward is awarded a patent for its web "Framework" that is embedded in every Skyward program.



2008 - Skyward adds its first customers in the state of Florida.

2008 - Skyward adds its first customer in the state of Tennessee.



2007 - Skyward adds its first New Mexico customer.


2006 - Skyward adds its first New Jersey customer.


2006 - Skyward opens a branch office in Dallas, Texas.

2006 - Skyward opens a branch office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2006 - Skyward installs its first International Customer.  The American Embassy School in New Delhi, India.

2005 - Skyward partners with the 41st largest district in the United States, Jordan School District as its first Utah customer.

2003 - Skyward acquires Golden Concepts, LLC, an information technology company dedicated exclusively to providing technology services to K-12 schools.  As a result, Skyward opens a new branch office in Madison, Wisconsin named Enterprise Solutions.

2002 - Skyward acquires the SchoolAssyst(TM) Technical Division of TECS of Texas and opens a Texas branch office in Austin.

2001 - Skyward partners with the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) as the software solution for 297 school districts in WA


1999 - Opening of the Indiana branch office.


1998 - Skyward opens a branch office in Lansing, Michigan.

1994 - School Administration Software, Inc. is renamed to Skyward, Inc.  The company took on a new look and logo, yet maintained its focus on schools.


1994 - School Administration Software, Inc. acquires Matrix Computers, a special education administration software company.



1992 - School Administration Software, Inc. opens branch office in Bloomington, Illinois

1988 - School Administration Software, Inc. opens a branch office in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

1984 - After accumulating over 50 Wisconsin school districts as customers, the company was incorporated as "School Administration Software, Inc."



1981 - Merrill Area Public School District of Wisconsin contracted with Jim King to develop a salary negotiation system to interface with their Burroughs "in house" financial system.

1980 - September 1, 1980 - Jim King established "Jim King and Associates" as a software firm providing custom software for businesses that used "mini" computers.


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