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District: NORTH PLAINFIELD BORO (3670)
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils
County: SOMERSET
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $58,081,436
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,283
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,691
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 57
2009-10 Total Spending: $60,390,433
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,369.4
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,923
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 50
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,923
Revenue Sources, State: 39.1%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 45.7%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 9.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 5.2%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 10.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 69.5
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 160
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12.2%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,212
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 53
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,493
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 47
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,586
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 48
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,575
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 57.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,853
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,947
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58.5%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,264
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 55%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 95.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,585
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 96.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,624
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.1%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.9%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $235
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $201
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $224
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $77
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $67
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $99
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,170
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 16.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,171
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,311
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,981
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 91.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,969
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 90.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,093
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 15.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 90.6%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,127
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,106
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,142
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.4%
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): $86
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $63
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 68
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $901
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 79.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $913
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 82.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $948
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 83%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,001
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 64
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,016
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 66
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,903
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,230
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 67
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 61.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,205
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 67
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 59.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,131
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 59.4%
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): $264
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $264
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $227
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.7%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 24.8%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 25.7%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 29.7%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $210
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $66
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 10.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 61
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $55,810
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 21
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 57
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $58,065
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 18
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 69.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 54
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $65,738
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 22
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 76.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 45
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $65,515
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 15
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 160
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 27
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $136,731
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 63
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 169.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 22
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $140,948
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 64
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 17.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 9
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 17
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $6,464,910
2008-09 Actual: $610,678
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $7,075,588
2009-10 Actual: $-2,858,549
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $2,297,571
Actual Excess (2009-10): $471,133