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District: PISCATAWAY TWP (4130)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $112,835,441
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 6,756.2
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,701
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 45
2010-11 Total Spending: $110,060,753
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 7,248
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,185
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 22
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $15,185
Revenue Sources, State: 19.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 76%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 4.2%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.3%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.2
  Student/Support Ratio: 99
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 237.9
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.8%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,949
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 47
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,525
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 21
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,312
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 26
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,944
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 61.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,150
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,509
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 61%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,744
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 63
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 97.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,817
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,211
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58.6%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 96%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $144
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $163
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $130
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $56
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $170
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $168
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 82
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.4%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,844
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,585
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,768
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 14.4%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,653
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 89.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,402
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 88.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,550
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 87.7%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,293
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,117
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,206
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.8%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $22
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $23
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $23
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,018
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 78.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $851
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 76.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $898
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 74.5%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,576
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 70
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,437
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,570
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $887
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 62
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 56.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $752
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 52.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $861
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 54.8%
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): $223
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $200
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $201
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.6%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 30%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 30.4%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 27.1%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $16
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $60
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $9
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 14.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $73,400
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 90
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 14.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 10
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $70,350
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 80
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 99
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 26
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $78,219
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 57
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 100.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 22
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $75,860
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 48
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 237.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 11
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $113,847
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 25
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 216.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 30
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $116,050
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 31
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 19.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 26
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 17.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 52
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $5,984,047
2009-10 Actual: $-657,436
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $5,326,611
2010-11 Actual: $-43,706
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0
Actual Excess (2010-11): $0