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District: PATERSON CITY (4010)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: PASSAIC
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $562,786,169
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 27,820.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,229
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 89
2010-11 Total Spending: $538,112,270
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 28,259.6
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,042
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 86
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $19,042
Revenue Sources, State: 84%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 8.1%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 7.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.9
  Student/Support Ratio: 88.2
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 143.4
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.4%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,409
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 88
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,294
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 83
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $15,327
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 87
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $9,074
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 58.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $8,542
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 80
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,729
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 79
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 56.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,579
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 87
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 55.7%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $8,124
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 80
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $8,322
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 79
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 54.3%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 95.3%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $376
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $317
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 88
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $262
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 70
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.7%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $119
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 71
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $102
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 67
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $145
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 75
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.9%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,087
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 20%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $3,049
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 19.9%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,934
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 19%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 95%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,374
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 93
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 94.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,843
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 18.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 93.2%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,324
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 41
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,339
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,423
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.3%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $46
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 79
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $49
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 83
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $48
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 87
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.3%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,116
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 84.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,159
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 86.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,157
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.5%
% 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): $1,801
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,790
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 88
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,020
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 13.2%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $515
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 28.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $493
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 18
% 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): 27.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $616
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 30.5%
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): $80
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $66
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $73
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 25%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 28.8%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 35.3%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $35
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $40
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $94
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 88
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $56,223
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 18
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 13
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 49
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $55,712
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 15
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 88.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 43
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $95,207
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 101
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 88.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 41
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $91,122
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 94
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 143.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 99
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $109,730
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 133.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 102
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $107,670
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 14
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 13.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 99
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 11.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 103
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $39,204,881
2009-10 Actual: $-4,978,524
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $34,226,357
2010-11 Actual: $5,476,054
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $2,385,101
Actual Excess (2010-11): $3,401,870