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District: WATCHUNG HILLS REGIONAL (5550)
Operating Type 7-12 / 9-12
County: SOMERSET
Operating Type 7-12 / 9-12 Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $38,437,758
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,067
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,596
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 22
2009-10 Total Spending: $39,571,658
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,130
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,579
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 16
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $18,579
Revenue Sources, State: 11%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 71.5%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1.5%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 16%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.4
  Student/Support Ratio: 85.8
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 128.1
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 15.1%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,042
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 24
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,006
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 16
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,430
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 24
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $8,098
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 57.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,145
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,370
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,619
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 54.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,629
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 54.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 93.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,776
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 53.9%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 92.9%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $306
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $331
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $347
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.4%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $173
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $185
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $248
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,761
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,785
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,814
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,678
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 95.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,697
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,710
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 94.3%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,723
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,633
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,601
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 28
% 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): $190
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $77
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,195
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 69.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,210
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): 74.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,269
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 79.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,658
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,741
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,903
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 27
% 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): $488
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 29.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $675
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 4.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 38.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $713
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 4.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 37.5%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $17
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.1%
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): $678
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 4.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $656
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 4.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $715
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 21.8%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 24.5%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 25.5%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $10
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $18
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $78
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 21
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $63,609
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 27
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 23
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $65,624
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 27
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 85.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 20
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $71,169
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 22
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 83.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 27
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $75,681
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 24
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 128.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 20
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $118,433
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 30
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 137.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 20
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $123,904
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 33
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 11.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 19
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 12.4
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $3,101,171
2008-09 Actual: $616,537
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $3,717,708
2009-10 Actual: $504,992
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $474,545
Actual Excess (2009-10): $542,774