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District: DISCOVERY CS (6320)
Operating Type CHARTER
County: ESSEX
Operating Type CHARTER Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $954,974
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 76
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,565
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 14
2009-10 Total Spending: $1,264,368
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 85.7
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,745
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 30
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $14,745
Revenue Sources, State: 73.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 14.8%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 11.7%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 17.2
  Student/Support Ratio: 0
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 43
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 6.9%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $10,553
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 18
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,583
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 26
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,445
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 33
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $5,458
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 51.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $4,422
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 38.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,336
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 50.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $4,756
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 45.1%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 87.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,384
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 29.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 76.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $5,109
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 41.1%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 80.6%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $234
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $301
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $360
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.9%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $469
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 4.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $736
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $867
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7%
Total Support 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): $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): $1,204
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support 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%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (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%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $557
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 4.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 46.3%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,971
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 28.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $5,236
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 45.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,701
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 21.7%
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): $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%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,749
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 16.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 58.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,608
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 31.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 68.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,989
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 73.6%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,104
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 19.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,925
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,205
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (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%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (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%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (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%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 0%
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): $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%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 17.1%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 13.4%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 9.5%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $40
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $40
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 17.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 5
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $32,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 1
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 15
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 14
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $55,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 62
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 0
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $0
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 0
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 0
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $0
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 0
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 43
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 60
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $65,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 13
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 37.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 68
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $66,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 12
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 2.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 64
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 2.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 70
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $1,276
2008-09 Actual: $281,577
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $282,853
2009-10 Actual: $18,399
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $0
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0