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District: NORTH STAR ACAD. CS OF NEWARK (7320)
Operating Type CHARTER
County: ESSEX
Operating Type CHARTER Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $11,783,372
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 756.1
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,584
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 41
2009-10 Total Spending: $15,127,053
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 904.6
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,723
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 52
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $16,723
Revenue Sources, State: 81.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 10.6%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 7.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 452.5
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 104
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 5.1%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,119
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 47
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,310
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 47
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,347
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 58
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,726
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,356
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 55.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,785
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 61.2%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $6,319
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 48.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 81.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,028
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 45.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 81.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $6,794
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 47.4%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 77.3%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $639
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 4.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $512
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,014
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 64
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $767
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 5.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $816
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $977
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 69
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6.8%
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): $853
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.9%
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): $475
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 55.7%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $3,440
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 26.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,395
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 25.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $3,209
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 64
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 22.4%
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): $2,364
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 18%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 68.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,151
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 63.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,054
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 64%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,866
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 14.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,481
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 18.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,500
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $486
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 26%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $356
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 14.3%
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): $87
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $77
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
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): 15.3%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 14.7%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 14.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $26
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $498
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $50
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 11.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 28
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $60,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 62
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 10.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 55
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $59,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 67
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 452.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 3
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $63,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 41
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 287.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 7
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $60,000
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 47
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 104
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 27
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $58,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 10
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 134.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 23
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $80,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 29
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 9.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 37
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 13.5
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): $1,036,458
2008-09 Actual: $607,418
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $1,643,876
2009-10 Actual: $1,162,504
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $0
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0