NESI Ranks 2751 on the 2011 INC 5000

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

Non-Public Educational Services Inc. Ranks No. 2751 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 81%

NEW YORK, August 23, 2011 -- Inc. magazine today ranked NESI, Non-Public Educational Services Inc. NO. 2751 on its third annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Non-Public Educational Services Inc. joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands were featured on this year’s list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

“I am thrilled to make the Inc. 500/5000 list for the third consecutive year (2009, 2010, 2011)” said Mr. Robert H. Crosby, founder and CEO. "In this current economy we are growing year after year meeting the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds.  We provide educational services to over 14 charter high schools with at-risk students in Florida and Texas, we help nearly 7,000 elementary students who are behind grade level in 218 private schools in 69 school districts, and we provide language training to U.S. Army servicemen headed to Iraq and Afghanistan, from Ft. Lewis, Washington, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and Ft. Hood, Texas."

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

NESI, founded in 1978, provides educational services in three main areas:  (1) compensatory educational services (Title I and SES programs); (2) Milburn Schools (public charter schools, contract high schools, and Milburn High School Online) and; (3) military education and training programs to U.S. Armed Forces (in the U.S. and abroad).  NESI’s online programs are accredited by AdvancED-SACS, and DETC.  In addition, NESI is AdvancED certified as an education company, one of only 10 Education Industry Association (EIA) members to have their designation. In 2006, NESI’s founder and CEO, Robert H. Crosby, was awarded the James P. Boyle Award for “Entrepreneurial Leadership” by the Education Industry Association (EIA). NESI is based in Salem, Massachusetts, employs 1,200 people, and operates in 18 states. This year, over 20,000 students will be taught by a NESI teacher.

For more information, visit nesieducation.org. Contact: Rochelle Schneickert at (703) 494-7882 ext. 104

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