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District: PRINCETON REGIONAL (4255)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MERCER
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $76,782,187
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,443.2
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,299
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 100
2009-10 Total Spending: $77,967,574
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,463.6
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,511
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 99
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $22,511
Revenue Sources, State: 13.1%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 78.1%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 6.8%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 58.3
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 140.5
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.7%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,407
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 96
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,865
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 98
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $17,146
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 101
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $9,669
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 98
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $10,036
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $10,127
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 104
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.1%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $9,099
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 98
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 55.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $9,445
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $9,661
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 104
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.3%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.4%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $378
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $404
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $271
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $193
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $188
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $194
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 90
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,986
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 18.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,029
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 18%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $3,075
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.9%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,720
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 16.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 91.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,814
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 92.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,750
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 89.4%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,315
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,391
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,450
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 74
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.5%
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): $19
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $24
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,165
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 69
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 88.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,241
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 89.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,258
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 86.8%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,963
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,933
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,001
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,102
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 93
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 56.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,182
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 96
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 61.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,140
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 57%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 9
% 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): $422
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $427
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $433
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 22.3%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 23.6%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.7%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $47
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $19
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $5
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 11.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 91
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $73,286
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 94
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 96
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $76,186
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 95
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 58.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 101
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $80,932
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 74
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 61.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 104
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $84,724
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 82
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 140.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 95
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $136,888
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 104
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 141.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 100
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $142,338
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 104
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 15.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 83
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 91
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $9,903,838
2008-09 Actual: $788,765
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $10,692,603
2009-10 Actual: $-2,952,895
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $1,668,159
Actual Excess (2009-10): $356,850