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District: HIGHLAND PARK BORO (2150)
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $29,158,824
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,500.2
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,437
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 42
2010-11 Total Spending: $29,968,166
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,489.5
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,120
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 42
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $20,120
Revenue Sources, State: 17.8%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 73.3%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 3.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 5%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 60.6
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 140
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.7%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,924
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 38
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,700
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,872
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 37
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,962
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 57.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,903
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,450
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 56.8%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,568
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 54.4%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,479
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 54.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,035
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 54%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 95.1%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $156
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $180
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $179
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.2%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $239
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $245
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $236
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.6%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,499
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,407
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,639
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 17.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,329
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 93.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,202
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 91.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,427
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 16.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 92%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,570
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,530
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.9%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $14
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $18
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $34
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,298
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 82.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,268
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 82.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,435
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 81.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,490
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,502
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,619
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.9%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $129
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 8.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $121
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $131
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 8.1%
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): $401
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $357
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $395
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.7%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 26%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.6%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 32.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $25
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $26
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 30
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $57,225
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 19
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 20
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $60,875
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 30
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 60.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 42
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $67,645
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 25
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 67.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 33
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $70,950
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 31
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 140
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 25
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $128,887
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 141.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 25
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $131,091
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 41
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 19
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 23
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,429,166
2009-10 Actual: $71,210
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $2,500,376
2010-11 Actual: $-400,562
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $61,787
Actual Excess (2010-11): $157,958