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District: SPOTSWOOD BORO (4970)
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $27,204,962
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,774.3
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,333
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 22
2009-10 Total Spending: $28,100,921
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,830.3
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,353
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 11
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $15,353
Revenue Sources, State: 26.4%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 52.8%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 6.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 14.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 75.7
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 151.4
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.7%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,116
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 25
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,936
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 16
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $11,938
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 17
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,092
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,091
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,084
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.3%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,631
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 54.7%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 93.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,714
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,807
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 96.1%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $425
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 64
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $352
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $262
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.2%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $37
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $24
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,873
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,843
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 15.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,677
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,602
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 85.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,580
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 85.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,343
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 80.1%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,201
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,253
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,193
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10%
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): $13
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $19
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $951
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 79.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,027
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 82%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $919
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 77%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,577
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,360
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,576
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.2%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $921
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 58.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $903
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 66.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $936
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 59.4%
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): $11
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $361
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $378
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $323
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.7%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 19.9%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 23.3%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 23.4%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $128
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $85
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $110
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 44
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $54,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 15
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $64,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 41
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 75.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 44
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $74,600
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 43
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 102.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $77,000
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 47
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 151.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 37
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $109,750
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 20
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 164.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 26
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $109,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 13
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 14.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 31
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 32
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $2,626,905
2008-09 Actual: $-74,955
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,551,950
2009-10 Actual: $92,238
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $215,917
Actual Excess (2009-10): $139,652