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District: MERCHANTVILLE BORO (3110)
Operating Type K-8 / 0 - 400 Pupils
County: CAMDEN
Operating Type K-8 / 0 - 400 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $7,187,011
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 423.5
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,969
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 31
2010-11 Total Spending: $6,405,304
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 388.6
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,483
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 22
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $16,483
Revenue Sources, State: 30%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 63.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 5.7%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.7%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.6
  Student/Support Ratio: 92
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 322
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 0.6%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,090
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 25
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,567
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 20
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,833
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 31
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,324
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 63.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $8,120
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 64.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,802
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 63.6%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,858
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,882
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.7%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 97.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,277
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 59.8%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 94%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $243
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $107
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $240
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.7%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $223
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $131
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $284
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.1%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,869
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,507
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,858
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 13.4%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,382
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 73.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,223
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 81.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,369
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 73.7%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,316
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,573
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,540
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.1%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $58
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $85
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $77
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.6%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $986
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 74.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,083
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 68.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,110
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 72.1%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,425
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,235
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,476
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $178
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $119
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 4
% 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): 9.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $129
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 3
% 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): 8.7%
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): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.1%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $156
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $131
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $141
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 23.8%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 22.9%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 27.4%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $76,617
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 65
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 13.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 5
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $76,617
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 64
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 92
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 30
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $59,471
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 104.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 23
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $59,471
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 42
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 322
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 1
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $126,622
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 64
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 260.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 5
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $44,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 4
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 29.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 2
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 21.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 7
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $1,140,707
2009-10 Actual: $-366,293
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $774,414
2010-11 Actual: $631,490
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0
Actual Excess (2010-11): $350,719