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our mission

Our mission is to deliver the most integrated and easiest to use student-driven software. Our systems will allow you to easily manage your data and make informed, timely decisions.

our story

In 2006, a University of Florida college student saw a need for schools to more efficiently track student data. What started as a hobby in a UF dorm room has evolved into a comprehensive suite of products that now serves over one million students across the globe.

In just four short years, Focus School Software was implementing our Student Information System in Pinellas County Florida, our first 100,000(+) student school district. When Pinellas County purchased Focus SIS, they decided to purchase a third party scheduling module. Focus took this as a challenge.  We met with their scheduling committee and made many improvements to our scheduling system. After Pinellas’ scheduling committee evaluated all the available options on the market, they unanimously decided Focus’ scheduling system was the best.

Many Florida districts, like Escambia, Bay, Manatee, and Clay have migrated to Focus from standalone 3rd-party gradebooks. During the migration process for these counties, we met with their gradebook committees to make sure that our integrated gradebook matched or exceeded the various gradebooks they used in terms of features and ease-of-use.

“As we methodically roll out modules one-by-one, we have to contain the enthusiasm of our users who want more rolled out faster. None of our other software implementations have generated such positive feedback from our users.” Duane Weeks, Clay County.

We have built a reputation around our state reporting capabilities by meeting the stringent demands and requirements of states like Florida and Texas. In addition to providing all the required extracts for state required reports, Focus provides verification reports, which help to ensure successful submissions for all data collections.

Our momentum has not slowed, nor has our product development, and the only portion of our company growing faster than our customer base and product features is our team. We currently employee over 90 dedicated and talented individuals, many of whom worked in school districts that use Focus products.

That college student, Andrew Schmadeke, is now CEO of Focus School Software and System Architect for our Student Information, Enterprise Resource Planning, Learning Management,  Postsecondary, and Special Student Services Systems. Ten years and four products later, Andrew is still hands-on in every aspect of the company… he leads, he codes, he listens to our clients, and he trains. His dedication to quality solutions and to our clients is unwavering and his passion for our products is contagious.

our credo

  • We understand the challenges faced by today’s educators and this understanding guides our product and service development.
  • We thrive on creating some of the most innovative features on the market today, helping educators to meet their evolving needs at the classroom, school, and district level.
  • We remain committed to providing the best and most comprehensive system for managing and reporting data.
  • We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a seamless transition for our new customers and our proven record of meeting the ever-changing needs of our current customers.
  • We believe that our services and software are set apart in the marketplace because of our close partnerships with our customers.

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