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District: MERCHANTVILLE BORO (3110)
Operating Type K-8 / 0 - 400 Pupils
County: CAMDEN
Operating Type K-8 / 0 - 400 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $6,360,591
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 436.1
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,585
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 16
2009-10 Total Spending: $7,187,011
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 423.5
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,969
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 32
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $16,969
Revenue Sources, State: 26.4%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 63.2%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 10.2%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.5
  Student/Support Ratio: 103.1
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 180.5
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.3%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,854
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 14
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,090
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 26
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,288
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 32
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,653
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 64.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,324
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 63.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,341
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.8%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,289
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 61.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 95.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,858
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,991
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 60.1%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.8%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $204
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $243
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $141
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $160
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $223
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $209
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.6%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,639
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,869
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,888
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.2%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,245
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 76%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,382
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 73.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,339
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 70.9%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,151
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,316
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,452
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.9%
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): $58
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $33
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $775
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 67.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $986
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 74.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,097
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 75.6%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,276
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,425
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,449
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.9%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $160
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $178
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $128
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.8%
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): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $156
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $140
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 22.4%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 23.8%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 30.2%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 6
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $73,617
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 63
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 9
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $76,617
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 66
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 103.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 19
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $48,401
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 26
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 92
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 31
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $59,471
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 41
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 180.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 11
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $103,296
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 49
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 322
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 1
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $126,622
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 65
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 16.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 19
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 29.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 2
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $655,576
2008-09 Actual: $485,131
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $1,140,707
2009-10 Actual: $-366,293
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $58,323
Actual Excess (2009-10): $289,640