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District: SOUTH PLAINFIELD BORO (4910)
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: $61,398,837
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,783.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,226
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
2010-11 Total Spending: $55,313,886
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,759.8
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,712
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 13
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $14,712
Revenue Sources, State: 21.1%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 75%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 92.1
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 205.8
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.8%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,193
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 33
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,989
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 33
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,233
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 21
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,594
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 62.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,632
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 63.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,704
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 63%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,354
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 96.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,441
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.1%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 97.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,513
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 61.4%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 97.5%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $192
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $129
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $141
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.2%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $48
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $61
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $50
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.4%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,553
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,449
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,597
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 13.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,346
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 86.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,276
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 88.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,390
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 87%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,356
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,435
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 71
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,343
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $76
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $72
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 96
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $63
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 96
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.5%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,098
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 81%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,183
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 67
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 82.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,068
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 79.5%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,302
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,115
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,181
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $147
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 11.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $94
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $105
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 6
% 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): 8.9%
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): $300
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 77
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $281
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 83
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $312
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 24.1%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.8%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 32.5%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $81
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $3
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 80
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $63,096
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 53
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 61
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $66,231
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 68
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 92.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 32
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $75,096
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 45
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 92
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 37
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $77,706
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 60
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 205.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 39
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $111,345
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 17
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 191.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 56
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $113,084
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 22
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 19.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 24
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 17.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 56
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $8,587,910
2009-10 Actual: $-4,937,243
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $3,650,667
2010-11 Actual: $352,077
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0
Actual Excess (2010-11): $1,343,402