School District Planning Software by Planware, the software group of Educational Data Systems

Easy-to-use GIS software with tools and reports built specifically for school district planning

Unlock insights from your school district data using ONPASS® Pro planning software.

ONPASS Pro is a powerful yet easy-to-use GIS software for creating an unlimited number of planning scenarios and maps for your district. You can model boundary changes, grade level reconfigurations, opening a new school or closing an existing facility, and much more.

The ONPASS Pro user interface requires no technical expertise and the software is delivered with your district’s data loaded.

Now you can quickly build scenarios to meet challenges such as:

  • Increasing enrollment
  • Decreasing enrollment
  • Shifting or uneven growth across the district
  • Shifting demographic patterns
  • Changing educational programming
  • Closing existing facilities
  • Opening new facilities
  • Reassigning students to schools following natural disasters

ONPASS Pro: Easy to use GIS-based tools and reports built specifically for school district planning

How Does ONPASS Pro Work?

ONPASS Pro is an Esri1 ArcGIS platform extension that runs on a managed (by Planware) virtual machine. To get started, you provide the initial data—from your student information system or other sources—for your project. We load the data, geocode the students, create planning areas, and create district and your currrent school attendance boundaries. We deliver ONPASS Pro with a one-year ArcGIS Pro license. Use of ONPASS Pro requires an annual subscription.

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After 40 years in business, we at Planware understand how difficult and emotionally charged the planning process can be for school districts. Our early version of ONPASS provided a GIS tool and objective data for planners, but fortunately, technology has moved on. That’s why we’ve rebuilt ONPASS Pro from the ground up, making it both powerful and easy to use.

“ONPASS Pro is a fantastic program. The support is outstanding and the software has proven to be extremely helpful in examining our school boundaries. I highly recommend it!”
Scott B. Thompson, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools (Retired)
Community Consolidated School District 15

“ONPASS Pro and the support team at Educational Data Systems have been phenomenal with providing us the public facing documents, maps, and plans to easily inform constituents of our needed school boundary changes.”
Eric Wells
Chief Information Officer
Muskogee Public Schools

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Educational Data Systems School District GIS Needs Assessment Flowchart

Get the report on changing attendance zone boundaries

Get the link to the boundary planning process infographic

Looking for LocateMySchoolTM, LocateMyDistrictTM, or support for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?

Contact David Johnston at, (831) 316-4434,

Planware, the software group of Educational Data Systems