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District: PRINCETON REGIONAL (4255)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MERCER
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $77,967,574
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,463.6
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,511
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 99
2010-11 Total Spending: $78,060,264
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,458.6
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,570
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 102
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $22,570
Revenue Sources, State: 10.6%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 80.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 6.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.6
  Student/Support Ratio: 61.5
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 141.2
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.7%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,865
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 98
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,568
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 99
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $18,354
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 103
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $10,036
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $9,853
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $11,051
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 60.2%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $9,445
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $9,474
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 96.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $10,404
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 56.7%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 94.1%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $404
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $233
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $464
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 104
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.5%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $188
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $146
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 82
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $182
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,029
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 18%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,984
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 18%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $3,234
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 17.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,814
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 92.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,692
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 90.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,917
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 15.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 90.2%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,391
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,494
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 78
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,538
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 81
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8.4%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $19
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $25
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $18
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,241
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 89.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,329
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 89%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,351
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 87.8%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,933
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,795
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,011
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 90
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,182
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 96
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 61.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $998
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 85
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 55.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,086
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 89
% 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%
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): $427
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $391
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 104
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $461
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 23.6%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 29.5%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $19
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $21
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 11.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 96
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $76,186
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 95
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 11.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 95
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $74,746
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 93
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 61.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 104
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $84,724
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 82
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 59
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 103
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $83,762
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 80
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 141.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 100
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $142,338
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 104
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 147.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 97
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $145,807
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 104
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 91
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 15.4
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 79
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $10,692,603
2009-10 Actual: $-2,952,895
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $7,739,708
2010-11 Actual: $-579,660
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $356,850
Actual Excess (2010-11): $295,119