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District: SOUTH AMBOY CITY (4830)
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $17,291,421
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,122
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,412
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 14
2009-10 Total Spending: $17,762,412
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,185.5
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,983
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 4
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $14,983
Revenue Sources, State: 42.9%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 46.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 10.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 88.9
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 144.4
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 14.3%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,462
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 9
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,085
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 4
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $11,051
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 5
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,110
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 62%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,007
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 63.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,762
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 61.2%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,710
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,736
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 96.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,484
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58.7%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.9%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $188
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $209
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $197
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.8%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $62
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $63
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $81
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,452
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,225
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,186
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,283
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 88.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,136
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 92.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,102
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 92.9%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,362
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,403
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,460
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.2%
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): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $30
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,126
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 82.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,189
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 84.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,208
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.7%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,271
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,203
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,273
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $568
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 44.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $584
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 5.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 48.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $617
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 48.5%
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): $238
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $223
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $331
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 27.9%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 27.4%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 26.3%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $3
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $7
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 13.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 9
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $64,044
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 41
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 14.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 2
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $65,996
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 42
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 88.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 9
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $70,056
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 28
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 104.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 4
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $74,456
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 37
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 144.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 14
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $116,774
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 27
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 143.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 19
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $121,340
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 28
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 12.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 27
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 11.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 36
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $356,718
2008-09 Actual: $126,823
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $484,045
2009-10 Actual: $196,140
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $80,400
Actual Excess (2009-10): $210,894