Educational technology company committed to transforming education was named one of the fastest-growing private companies for the fifth consecutive year.

This week, Inc. 500 released its annual list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, and Lightspeed Systems, a leader in educational technology, achieved a prestigious position. This is the fifth consecutive year Lightspeed Systems has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list, based on the company’s 130% three-year growth rate.

The annual Inc. 5,000 list is a comprehensive showing of American companies with high-level revenue growth. This list recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit of select business owners – the true job creators in our recovering national and world economy. This year, a strong emphasis was placed on companies focused on innovation, optimism, and an overall improvement of the nation’s economic outlook.

Lightspeed Systems’ most recent achievement is the result of hard work and an all-encompassing passion for education. The company is focused on providing award-winning solutions that not only secure schools’ networks, but also provide education-focused resources to make learning collaborative and engaging. Lightspeed Systems is dedicated to partnering with schools to help them reach their educational technology goals.

“We are a company 100% committed to the future of education,” explains CEO Joel Heinrichs. “Improving and impacting the lives of IT staff, administration, teachers, and most importantly, students, though the use of our solutions and innovative products is our number one priority.”

Education is changing. And over the past year, Lightspeed Systems has been on the cutting-edge of those changes. With the release of the latest version of My Big Campus, the company has solidified its position as a leader in providing classrooms with collaborative learning solutions. My Big Campus allows students and teachers to engage one another, create a dynamic learning experience, and leave a true digital footprint–all while being protected and monitored under the award-winning Web Filter.

Lightspeed Systems also recognizes the financial burdens faced by many school districts across the nation. The company is committed to providing their innovative network solutions in a cost-effective bundle or as stand-alone products to meet individual district needs. The product suite includes the Web Filter, Mobile Filter, Spam Filter, Advanced Network Reporting, and Power Management, in addition to My Big Campus, Campus Mail, and Hosted District Website.

The complete Inc. 5,000 list is available at Inc.com/5000. For more information, contact Lightspeed Systems at 661-716-7600, or visit www.lightspeedsystems.com.

About the Inc. 5,000
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 500|5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success. The Inc. 5,000 profiles are available on www.Inc.com.

About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn’t an industry; it’s a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,000 school districts for more than 7 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last four years. But more than what we’ve done, we’re interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit www.lightspeedsystems.com.

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