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District: CHESTER TWP (820)
Operating Type K-8 / 751 + Pupils
County: MORRIS
Operating Type K-8 / 751 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $24,096,586
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,463.3
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,468
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 62
2009-10 Total Spending: $24,909,518
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,393.8
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,872
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 74
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,872
Revenue Sources, State: 12.3%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 84.2%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 3%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.4%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.3
  Student/Support Ratio: 76.6
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 196.9
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.4%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,026
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 49
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,060
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 69
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,440
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 66
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,448
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 61.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,012
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,965
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.3%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,058
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.7%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,616
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,585
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.4%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.2%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $221
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $228
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $206
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.5%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $170
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 78
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $168
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $173
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 71
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.3%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,387
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,660
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,767
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,229
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 88.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,430
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 86.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,414
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 80%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,416
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,530
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,544
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.5%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $23
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $33
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,162
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 82.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,215
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 79.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,238
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 80.2%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,667
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 81
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 85
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,582
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 62
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $671
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 5.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 40.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $740
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 5.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 41.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $692
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 43.7%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $98
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 58
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $80
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $95
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 25%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 28.5%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 30.1%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $31
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $139
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $5
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 43
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $64,613
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 77
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 42
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $64,078
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 69
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 76.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 50
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $64,078
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 31
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 83.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 41
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $58,356
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 11
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 196.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 24
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $120,037
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 58
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 192.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 38
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $120,037
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 53
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 18.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 29
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 17.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $3,139,899
2008-09 Actual: $-198,967
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,940,932
2009-10 Actual: $-907,147
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $573,400
Actual Excess (2009-10): $129,423