Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending July 2012 >CSG Home

District: METUCHEN BORO (3120)
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $37,518,609
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,126.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,640
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 47
2010-11 Total Spending: $36,011,703
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,068.3
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,411
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 50
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,411
Revenue Sources, State: 10.1%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 86.7%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.8%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.4%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.6
  Student/Support Ratio: 90
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 150.4
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.2%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,745
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 30
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,599
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 30
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,862
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 27
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,849
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,883
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,917
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 61.6%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,469
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,501
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,539
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58.6%
%% 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): $268
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $256
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $263
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $112
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $126
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $115
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.9%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,894
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,862
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,834
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 14.3%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,678
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 88.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,684
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 90.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,637
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 89.3%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,172
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,216
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,201
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.3%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $36
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $41
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $43
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.3%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $953
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 81.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,002
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 82.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $957
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 79.7%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,428
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,288
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,395
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $778
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 54.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $719
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 55.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $760
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 5.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 54.5%
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): $372
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $318
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $316
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 24.9%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 26.6%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 27.8%
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): 43
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $66,738
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 56
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 36
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $65,536
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 47
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 90
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 20
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $80,207
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 55
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 86.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 24
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $83,153
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 59
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 150.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 47
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $111,845
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 150.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 45
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $114,081
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 18
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 45
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 46
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,166,664
2009-10 Actual: $-458,419
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $1,708,245
2010-11 Actual: $645,609
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0
Actual Excess (2010-11): $357,706