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District: SOUTH PLAINFIELD BORO (4910)
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: $55,469,980
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,753.9
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,777
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 17
2009-10 Total Spending: $61,398,837
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,783.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,226
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $16,226
Revenue Sources, State: 21.1%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 73.6%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 5.3%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.9
  Student/Support Ratio: 88.7
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 187.2
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12.4%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,624
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 25
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,193
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 33
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,141
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 31
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,082
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 60.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,594
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 62.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,824
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 64.4%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,846
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.9%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 96.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,354
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 96.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,628
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.8%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 97.5%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $190
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $192
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $37
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $48
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $62
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,474
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,553
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,527
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,264
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 85.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,346
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 86.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,306
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 85.5%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,366
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,356
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,355
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.2%
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): $76
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $60
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,044
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 76.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,098
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 81%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,086
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 80.1%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,361
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,302
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,074
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $104
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 7.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $147
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 11.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $96
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.9%
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): $280
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 73
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $300
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $276
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 22.2%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 24.1%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.4%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $163
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $81
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 11.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 73
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $65,621
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 76
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 80
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $63,096
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 54
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 88.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 35
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $78,246
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 62
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 92.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 32
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $75,096
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 45
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 187.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 45
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $106,490
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 13
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 205.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 39
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $111,345
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 17.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 34
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 19.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 24
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $7,207,085
2008-09 Actual: $1,380,825
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $8,587,910
2009-10 Actual: $-4,937,243
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $1,199,783
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0