Comparative Spending Guide 2007

District: HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL (2280)
Enrollment Group: G. K-12 / 3501 +
County: MERCER
G. K-12 / 3501 + Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Cost Per Pupil (Definition)
04-05 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,810
04-05 Actual Costs Rank per Pupil: 75
2005-06 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,055
2005-06 Actual Costs Rank per Pupil: 71
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $12,992
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 78
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $7,633
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 87
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 64.6%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $7,705
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 82
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 63.9%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $8,057
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 85
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 62%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $7,101
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 88
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 60.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Classroom Salaries and Benefits (04-05): 93%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $7,151
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 81
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 59.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Classroom Salaries and Benefits (05-06): 92.8%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $7,285
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 77
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 56.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Classroom Salaries and Benefits (06-07): 90.4%
Classroom General Supplies and Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $276
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 64
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $334
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 78
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 2.8%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $428
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 99
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 3.3%
Classroom Purchased Services and Other (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $257
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 93
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $220
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 86
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $345
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 94
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 2.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,569
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 58
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 13.3%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,713
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 60
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 14.2%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,781
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 59
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 13.7%
Support Services Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,432
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 61
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 12.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (04-05): 91.3%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,571
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 66
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 13%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (05-06): 91.7%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,638
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 64
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 12.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (06-07): 92%
Total Administrative Costs Per Pupil (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,149
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 45
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 9.7%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,106
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 30
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 9.2%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,236
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 46
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 9.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $902
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 45
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (04-05): 78.5%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $873
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 28
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 7.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (05-06): 78.9%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $955
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 39
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 7.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (06-07): 77.3%
Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,117
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 31
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 9.5%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,226
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 38
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 10.2%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,584
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 77
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 12.2%
Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $588
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 31
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant (04-05): 52.6%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $600
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 34
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant(05-06): 48.9%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $684
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 39
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 5.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant (06-07): 43.2%
Food Service Cost per Pupil and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $20
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 13
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $5
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 10
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $4
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 7
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 0%
Extracurricular Costs per Pupil and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $277
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 90
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $251
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 76
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $277
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 79
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 2.1%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (04-05): 20.8%
% of Total Salaries (05-06): 22.7%
% of Total Salaries (06-07): 23.3%
Total Equipment Cost per Pupil (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (04-05): $9
Per Pupil Costs (05-06): $129
Per Pupil Costs (06-07): $43
Ratio of Students to Teachers: Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (05-06): 12.5
Ratio Ranking (05-06): 63
Teacher Salary (05-06): $57,851
Salary Ranking (05-06): 80
Student to Teacher Ratio (06-07): 12.4
Ratio Ranking (06-07): 67
Teacher Salary (06-07): $60,188
Salary Ranking (06-07): 83
Ratio of Students to Special Service: Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Special Service Ratio (05-06): 73.4
Ratio Ranking (05-06): 82
Special Service Salary (05-06): $68,377
Salary Ranking (05-06): 56
Student to Special Service Ratio (06-07): 74.2
Ratio Ranking (06-07): 78
Special Service Salary (06-07): $71,049
Salary Ranking (06-07): 57
Ratio of Students to Administration: Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (05-06): 146.6
Ratio Ranking (05-06): 89
Administrator Salary (05-06): $104,462
Salary Ranking (05-06): 37
Student to Administrator Ratio (06-07): 144.2
Ratio Ranking (06-07): 86
Administrator Salary (06-07): $109,814
Salary Ranking (06-07): 53
Faculty to Administrative Ratios (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (05-06): 13.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking (05-06): 85
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (06-07): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking (06-07): 87
Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (used) (Definition)
General Fund Balance (04-05): $162,888
2004-05 Actual: $192,616
General Fund Balance (05-06): $230,595
2005-06 Actual: $1,085,093
Unreserved General Fund Balances in Excess of 6% (Definition)
Actual Excess (04-05): $455,917
Actual Excess (05-06): $1,095,745
Actual Excess (06-07): $2,115,619
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2006-07 Comparative Cost Per Pupil: $12,992
Revenue Sources, State: 6%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 88%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 2%
Revenue Sources, Other: 3%
Fall 2006 Certified Staff
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.4
  Student/Support Ratio: 74.2
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 144.2
10/15/06 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.4%