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District: WATCHUNG BORO (5540)
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils
County: SOMERSET
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $12,806,346
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 706.8
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,118
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 52
2009-10 Total Spending: $13,170,000
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 726.7
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,124
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 48
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $18,124
Revenue Sources, State: 11%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 87.3%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.2
  Student/Support Ratio: 76.7
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 142.6
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,019
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 38
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,694
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 30
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,796
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 32
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,223
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 55.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,131
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,017
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 54.8%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,357
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 48.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 88%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,730
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 53%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,634
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): 94.5%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 62
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 5.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $314
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $293
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $101
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $88
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $90
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,328
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,267
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,126
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,068
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 58
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 88.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,038
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 89.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,854
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 87.2%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,583
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,584
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,561
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.2%
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): $10
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $18
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,306
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 10%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 82.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,347
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 85%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,285
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,700
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 13.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,895
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 57
% 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): $888
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.8%
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): $846
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 55.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $909
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 48%
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): $157
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $153
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $149
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.2%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 28.7%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 31.2%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 31.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $28
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $57
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 17
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $55,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 28
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 13.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $56,023
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 22
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 76.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 34
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $69,725
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 50
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 77.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 38
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $72,200
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 53
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 142.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 31
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $127,917
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 59
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 176.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $131,610
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 58
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 13.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 38
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 15.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 28
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $2,500,551
2008-09 Actual: $81,522
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,582,073
2009-10 Actual: $-128,598
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $563,719
Actual Excess (2009-10): $525,634