Comparative Spending Guide 2007

District: PRINCETON REGIONAL (4255)
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: $13,003
04-05 Actual Costs Rank per Pupil: 89
2005-06 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,098
2005-06 Actual Costs Rank per Pupil: 91
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $15,112
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 97
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $7,471
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 84
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 57.5%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $8,158
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 89
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 57.9%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $8,573
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 96
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 56.7%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $7,054
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 86
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 54.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Classroom Salaries and Benefits (04-05): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $7,643
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 91
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 54.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Classroom Salaries and Benefits (05-06): 93.7%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $7,986
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 97
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 52.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Classroom Salaries and Benefits (06-07): 93.2%
Classroom General Supplies and Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $259
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 58
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 2%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $352
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 84
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $387
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 93
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 2.6%
Classroom Purchased Services and Other (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $158
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 78
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $163
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 78
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $201
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 86
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 1.3%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $2,443
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 90
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 18.8%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $2,560
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 91
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 18.2%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $2,869
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 97
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 19%
Support Services Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $2,073
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 92
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 15.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (04-05): 84.9%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $2,230
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 93
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 15.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (05-06): 87.1%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $2,414
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 95
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 16%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (06-07): 84.1%
Total Administrative Costs Per Pupil (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,220
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 65
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 9.4%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,314
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 76
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 9.3%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,370
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 76
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 9.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,003
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 70
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 7.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (04-05): 82.2%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,115
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 84
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 7.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (05-06): 84.9%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,144
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 86
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (06-07): 83.5%
Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $1,509
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 85
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 11.6%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $1,670
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 84
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $1,877
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 94
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 12.4%
Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $870
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 84
% of Total Cost per Pupil (04-05): 6.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant (04-05): 57.7%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $917
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 86
% of Total Cost per Pupil (05-06): 6.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant(05-06): 54.9%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $992
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 91
% of Total Cost per Pupil (06-07): 6.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits - Operations of Maintenance of Plant (06-07): 52.9%
Food Service Cost per Pupil and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $7
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 8
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $6
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 13
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $6
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 9
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 0%
Extracurricular Costs per Pupil and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (04-05 actual costs): $318
Per Pupil Ranking (04-05 actual costs): 99
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (04-05): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (05-06 actual costs): $351
Per Pupil Ranking (05-06 actual costs): 100
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (05-06): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (06-07 budget): $371
Per Pupil Ranking (06-07 budget): 102
% of Total Cost Per Pupil (06-07): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (04-05): 21.1%
% of Total Salaries (05-06): 21.5%
% of Total Salaries (06-07): 23.4%
Total Equipment Cost per Pupil (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (04-05): $8
Per Pupil Costs (05-06): $52
Per Pupil Costs (06-07): $51
Ratio of Students to Teachers: Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (05-06): 12.4
Ratio Ranking (05-06): 67
Teacher Salary (05-06): $57,082
Salary Ranking (05-06): 77
Student to Teacher Ratio (06-07): 12
Ratio Ranking (06-07): 79
Teacher Salary (06-07): $60,154
Salary Ranking (06-07): 82
Ratio of Students to Special Service: Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Special Service Ratio (05-06): 71.3
Ratio Ranking (05-06): 85
Special Service Salary (05-06): $66,497
Salary Ranking (05-06): 47
Student to Special Service Ratio (06-07): 68.3
Ratio Ranking (06-07): 88
Special Service Salary (06-07): $71,934
Salary Ranking (06-07): 61
Ratio of Students to Administration: Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (05-06): 152.4
Ratio Ranking (05-06): 84
Administrator Salary (05-06): $117,681
Salary Ranking (05-06): 95
Student to Administrator Ratio (06-07): 148.3
Ratio Ranking (06-07): 85
Administrator Salary (06-07): $122,094
Salary Ranking (06-07): 95
Faculty to Administrative Ratios (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (05-06): 14.4
Faculty to Administrator Ranking (05-06): 75
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (06-07): 14.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking (06-07): 77
Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (used) (Definition)
General Fund Balance (04-05): $1,410,852
2004-05 Actual: $923,549
General Fund Balance (05-06): $2,677,373
2005-06 Actual: $-656,887
Unreserved General Fund Balances in Excess of 6% (Definition)
Actual Excess (04-05): $3,418,601
Actual Excess (05-06): $4,789,589
Actual Excess (06-07): $4,029,109
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2006-07 Comparative Cost Per Pupil: $15,112
Revenue Sources, State: 6%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 83%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 5%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 3%
Revenue Sources, Other: 2%
Fall 2006 Certified Staff
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12
  Student/Support Ratio: 68.3
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 148.3
10/15/06 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.5%