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District: MERCER CO SPECIAL SERVICE (3103)
Operating Type CSSD
County: MERCER
Operating Type CSSD Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $43,941,477
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 697.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $62,962
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2010-11 Total Spending: $41,660,187
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 661
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $63,022
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $63,022
Revenue Sources, State: 9.3%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 13.7%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 76%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 5.9
  Student/Support Ratio: 7.2
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 58.5
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 100%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $53,224
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $52,979
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $58,167
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 7
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $30,538
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 57.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $30,242
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $32,843
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 56.5%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $30,140
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 98.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $29,810
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 98.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $32,321
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 55.6%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 98.4%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $252
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $282
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $369
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $146
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $150
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $154
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.3%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $13,639
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 25.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $13,981
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 26.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $14,610
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 25.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $13,489
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 25.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 98.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $13,700
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 25.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 98%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $14,238
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 24.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 97.5%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $4,876
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $4,464
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $5,505
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.5%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $104
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $68
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $109
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $4,067
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 83.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $3,703
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 83%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $4,536
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 82.4%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $4,113
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $4,229
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $5,135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,984
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 48.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,819
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 43%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,082
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 3.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 40.5%
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): $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%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 39.5%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 38.5%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 38.9%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $61
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $106
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $96
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 5.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 3
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $80,639
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 5.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 4
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $82,015
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 8
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 7.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 5
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $81,259
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 7.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 5
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $82,855
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 8
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 58.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 3
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $121,043
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 7
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 55.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 4
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $127,310
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 8
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 17.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 2
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 16.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 3
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $7,111,028
2009-10 Actual: $-491,955
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $6,619,073
2010-11 Actual: $2,051,580
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0
Actual Excess (2010-11): $0