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District: CHESTER TWP (820)
Operating Type K-8 / 751 + Pupils
County: MORRIS
Operating Type K-8 / 751 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $24,909,518
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,393.8
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,872
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 74
2010-11 Total Spending: $23,062,685
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,370
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,834
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 63
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $16,834
Revenue Sources, State: 11.8%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 85.6%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.6%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.8
  Student/Support Ratio: 83.1
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 192.4
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,060
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 69
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,221
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 49
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,310
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 54
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,012
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,539
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 61.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,143
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 61.2%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,616
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,196
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58.9%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,749
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 58
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58.2%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 95.2%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $228
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $180
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $225
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.7%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $168
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 76
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $164
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 73
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $170
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 64
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.3%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,660
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,631
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,925
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 14.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,430
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 86.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,280
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 78.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,485
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 77.1%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,530
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,523
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,563
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.7%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $23
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $24
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $34
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.3%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,215
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 79.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,220
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 80.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,262
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 80.7%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 84
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,437
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,572
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $740
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 5.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 41.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $669
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 46.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $696
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 5.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 44.3%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
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 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $80
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $79
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $95
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.7%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 28.5%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 28.2%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 29.5%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $139
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $159
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 41
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $64,078
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 68
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 50
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $60,995
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 48
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 83.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $58,356
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 10
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 73.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 54
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $57,092
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 8
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 192.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 38
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $120,037
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 52
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 186
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 42
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $120,037
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 49
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 17.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 17.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 42
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,940,932
2009-10 Actual: $-907,147
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $2,033,785
2010-11 Actual: $501,272
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $129,423
Actual Excess (2010-11): $521,416