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District: PISCATAWAY TWP (4130)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $111,634,450
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 7,148.1
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,617
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 34
2009-10 Total Spending: $112,835,441
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 6,756.2
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,701
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 45
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $16,701
Revenue Sources, State: 21.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 73.2%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 4.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.4%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.3
  Student/Support Ratio: 91.3
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 206.3
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,839
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 32
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,949
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 48
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $11,995
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 28
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,122
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 60.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,944
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,324
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 61.1%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,817
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 57.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 95.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,744
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 97.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,146
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.6%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 97.6%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $261
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $144
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $128
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $43
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $56
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $49
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.4%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,728
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 14.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,844
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,765
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,486
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 86%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,653
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 89.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,540
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 87.3%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,278
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,293
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,163
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 21
% 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): $22
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $22
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $942
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 73.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,018
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 78.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $869
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 74.7%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,522
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,576
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 69
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $811
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 53.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $887
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 56.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $818
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 53.9%
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): $201
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.7%
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): $191
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.6%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 25.2%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 30%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 23.7%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $290
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $16
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $5
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 13.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 19
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $68,179
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 84
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 14.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $73,400
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 90
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 91.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 30
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $75,860
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 50
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 99
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 26
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $78,219
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 57
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 206.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 25
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $112,213
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 24
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 237.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 11
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $113,847
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 25
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 17.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 36
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 19.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 26
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $7,418,622
2008-09 Actual: $-1,434,575
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $5,984,047
2009-10 Actual: $-657,436
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $291,510
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0