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District: SOMERVILLE BORO (4820)
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: $39,882,373
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,403.4
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,594
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 40
2009-10 Total Spending: $41,005,672
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,372.1
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,287
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 42
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,287
Revenue Sources, State: 18.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 53.2%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 21.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0.7%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.4%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.8
  Student/Support Ratio: 81.7
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 155.8
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.4%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,609
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 38
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,132
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 39
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,055
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 38
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,773
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 61.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,115
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,062
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 61.8%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,374
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,645
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,574
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 93.9%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $281
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $348
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $340
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $118
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $122
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $148
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,814
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 14.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,708
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,595
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.2%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,679
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 92.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,558
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 91.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,403
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 88%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,405
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,546
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,627
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
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): $42
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $51
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.4%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,057
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 75.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,236
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 79.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,297
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 79.7%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,087
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,175
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,211
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.3%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $444
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 40.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $469
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 39.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $465
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 38.4%
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): $449
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $443
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $426
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.3%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 31.1%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 28.8%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 29.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $33
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $32
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $35
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 25
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $64,650
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 54
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 13.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 24
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $66,480
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 56
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 81.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 32
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $77,950
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 53
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 90.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 21
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $83,950
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 61
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 155.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 35
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $113,842
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 28
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 171.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 20
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $115,497
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 24
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 14
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 39
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 30
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $6,672,250
2008-09 Actual: $1,263,424
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $7,935,674
2009-10 Actual: $-1,153,521
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $2,525,672
Actual Excess (2009-10): $288,014