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District: METUCHEN BORO (3120)
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $37,166,732
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,082.8
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,845
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 59
2009-10 Total Spending: $37,518,609
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,126.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,640
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 48
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,640
Revenue Sources, State: 13.7%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 83.6%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.7%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.5
  Student/Support Ratio: 90.7
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 127.1
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.4%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,856
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 45
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,745
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 31
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,684
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 28
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,734
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 60.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,849
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,837
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 61.8%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,280
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 56.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,469
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,498
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.1%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.7%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $340
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $268
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $229
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.8%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $114
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $112
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $110
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,937
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,894
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,842
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,763
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 91%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,678
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 88.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,641
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 89.1%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,269
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,172
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,214
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.6%
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): $36
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $43
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,004
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 79.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $953
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 81.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $970
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 79.9%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,542
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,428
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,451
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.4%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $798
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 51.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $778
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 54.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 52.8%
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): $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): $351
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $372
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $307
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.4%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 23.3%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 24.9%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.4%
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): 32
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $71,716
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 67
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 45
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $66,738
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 58
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 90.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 14
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $79,663
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 54
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 90
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 22
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $80,207
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 56
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 127.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 55
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $112,698
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 25
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 150.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 49
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $111,845
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 11.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 61
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 46
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $2,950,574
2008-09 Actual: $-783,910
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,166,664
2009-10 Actual: $-458,419
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $0
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0