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District: SOUTH BRUNSWICK TWP (4860)
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: $140,497,383
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 9,076.7
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,479
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 31
2009-10 Total Spending: $144,075,139
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 9,038.3
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,941
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 30
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $15,941
Revenue Sources, State: 19.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 72.5%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 4.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 3.3%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 89.9
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 166.6
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.1%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,289
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 19
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,612
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 16
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $11,552
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 16
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,688
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 59.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,989
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,004
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 60.6%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,393
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 56.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 95.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 96.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,822
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.1%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 97.4%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $124
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $146
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $127
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $171
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $77
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $55
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,293
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,374
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,309
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.3%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,214
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 93.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,271
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 92.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,204
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 92%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,329
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 58
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,340
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,282
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.1%
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): $9
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $16
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,188
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 76
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 89.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,174
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 62
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 87.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,113
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.6%
% 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): $1,709
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,656
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,705
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 72
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $834
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 48.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $852
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 51.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $832
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 48.8%
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): $213
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $215
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $179
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 24.2%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 28%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 29.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $111
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $86
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $20
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): 28
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $57,072
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 32
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 14.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $61,982
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 50
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 89.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 32
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $65,772
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 20
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 99.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 24
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $71,939
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 35
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 166.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 73
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $101,190
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 8
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 197.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 48
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $106,125
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 11
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 14.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 90
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 15.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 74
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $13,172,332
2008-09 Actual: $2,357,181
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $15,529,513
2009-10 Actual: $-1,893,421
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $3,000,000
Actual Excess (2009-10): $2,595,187