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District: STERLING HIGH SCHOOL DIST (5035)
Operating Type 7-12 / 9-12
County: CAMDEN
Operating Type 7-12 / 9-12 Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $16,881,403
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,060
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,926
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 9
2009-10 Total Spending: $17,301,498
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 986.3
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,542
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 11
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,542
Revenue Sources, State: 37.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 42.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 8.7%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 11.4%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.2
  Student/Support Ratio: 93.5
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 101.9
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 14.3%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,837
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 13
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,188
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 22
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,093
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 12
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,978
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 54.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,480
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,196
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 55%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,391
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 49.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 91.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,052
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,777
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 51.8%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.2%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $391
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $301
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $222
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.7%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $196
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $128
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $197
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.5%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,742
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,697
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,113
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,629
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 93.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,475
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 86.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 83.6%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,301
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,219
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,306
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% 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): $22
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $22
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,054
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 81%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $979
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 80.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,082
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.8%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,927
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,776
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,641
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,006
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 52.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $732
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 5.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 41.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $657
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 40%
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): $195
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.4%
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): $890
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $821
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 5.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $837
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6.4%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 24.2%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 27.3%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $11
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $163
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $23
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 13.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 9
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $54,100
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 6
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 13.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $58,600
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 11
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 93.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 15
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $57,550
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 8
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 93.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $60,500
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 8
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 101.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 37
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $88,400
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 1
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 84.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 44
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $95,700
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 3
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 8.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 45
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 7.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 46
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $871,576
2008-09 Actual: $117,903
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $989,479
2009-10 Actual: $-158,236
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $0
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0