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District: PARAMUS BORO (3930)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: BERGEN
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $75,596,127
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 4,315.3
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,518
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 70
2009-10 Total Spending: $79,065,217
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 4,307.7
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,354
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 71
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $18,354
Revenue Sources, State: 11.4%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 85%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 3.1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.4%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.9
  Student/Support Ratio: 68.1
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 175.6
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.6%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,670
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 73
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,330
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 79
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,725
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 84
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,445
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 54.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,988
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 55.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,221
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 55.8%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,195
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 52.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 96.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,711
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 53.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 96.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,906
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 69
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 53.7%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 96.2%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $241
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $274
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 66
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $257
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 76
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.7%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $9
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $58
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.4%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,075
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 72
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,841
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,879
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,792
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 70
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 86.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,616
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 87.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,597
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 85%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,563
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,769
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,731
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.8%
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): $11
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $17
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,320
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 84.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,512
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 104
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 85.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,452
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 83.9%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,056
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 93
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,334
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 98
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,496
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,059
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 51.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,174
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 95
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 50.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,270
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 50.9%
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): $305
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 82
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $320
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 88
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $317
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.2%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 30.4%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 31.6%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 33.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $61
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $67
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $63
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 35
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $58,763
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 43
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 13.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 44
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $60,389
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 38
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 68.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 84
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $64,240
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 16
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 67.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 92
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $64,712
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 16
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 175.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 58
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $130,390
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 92
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 180.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 74
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $132,976
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 90
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 16.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 67
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 16.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 68
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $2,767,336
2008-09 Actual: $3,065,534
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $5,832,870
2009-10 Actual: $798,340
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $500,000
Actual Excess (2009-10): $400,000