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District: HIGHLAND PARK BORO (2150)
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $28,801,940
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,488
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,356
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 41
2009-10 Total Spending: $29,158,824
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,500.2
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,437
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 40
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $19,437
Revenue Sources, State: 19.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 74.8%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 4.1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 1.5%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.3
  Student/Support Ratio: 63.6
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 134.1
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.3%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,931
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 39
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,924
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 37
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,265
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 36
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,782
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 55.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,962
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 57.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,950
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 55.7%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,247
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 52%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 93.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,568
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 54.4%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,477
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 52.4%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.1%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $295
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $156
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $222
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $239
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $239
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $250
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.8%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,556
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 18.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,499
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,510
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,354
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 16.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 92.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,329
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 93.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,305
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 91.8%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,618
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,570
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,712
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12%
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): $14
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $35
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,274
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 78.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,298
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 82.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,344
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 78.5%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,564
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,490
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,659
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $116
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 7.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $129
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 8.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.1%
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): $410
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $401
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $433
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 24.1%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 26%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 28.3%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $22
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $25
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 11.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 34
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $57,710
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 29
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 28
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $57,225
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 20
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 63.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 39
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $74,836
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 39
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 60.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 41
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $67,645
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 25
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 134.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 24
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $129,773
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 37
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 140
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 23
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $128,887
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 38
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 14
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 12
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $1,928,532
2008-09 Actual: $500,634
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,429,166
2009-10 Actual: $71,210
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $469,773
Actual Excess (2009-10): $61,787