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District: PATERSON CITY (4010)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: PASSAIC
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $547,763,107
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 27,361.5
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,019
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 88
2009-10 Total Spending: $562,786,169
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 27,820.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,229
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 89
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $20,229
Revenue Sources, State: 74.4%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 8%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 17.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11
  Student/Support Ratio: 68.4
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 159.9
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.9%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,476
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 91
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,409
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 88
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,545
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 81
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $8,811
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 88
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 56.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $9,074
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,093
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 55.6%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $8,355
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 54%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,579
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 87
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 55.7%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,554
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 51.9%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 93.3%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $382
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 95
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $376
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 95
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $369
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.5%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $74
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $119
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 72
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $170
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.2%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $3,216
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 20.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,087
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 20%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $3,015
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 98
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 20.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $3,052
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 19.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 94.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,934
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 19%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 95%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,783
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 19.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 92.3%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,378
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 69
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,324
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,411
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
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): $46
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 79
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $61
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.4%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,162
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 68
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 84.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,116
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 84.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 80.4%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,958
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 90
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,801
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,904
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 85
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $567
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 29%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $515
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 28.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $507
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 26.6%
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): $81
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $80
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $71
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 23.7%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 25%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 33.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $46
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $35
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $25
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 11
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 93
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $55,931
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 27
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 88
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $56,223
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 19
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 68.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 83
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $92,262
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 103
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 88.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 43
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $95,207
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 101
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 159.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 82
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $108,105
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 17
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 143.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 99
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $109,730
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 16.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 55
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 13.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 99
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $29,773,810
2008-09 Actual: $9,431,071
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $39,204,881
2009-10 Actual: $-4,978,524
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $10,308,731
Actual Excess (2009-10): $2,385,101