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District: SPOTSWOOD BORO (4970)
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $28,100,921
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,829.3
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,362
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 9
2010-11 Total Spending: $27,352,050
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,832.2
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,928
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 4
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $14,928
Revenue Sources, State: 26.4%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 54%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.4%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 17.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 102.4
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 164.7
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.3%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,943
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 10
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,495
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 8
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,254
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 12
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,095
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 59.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,970
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 60.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,485
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 61.1%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,718
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,688
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 96%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,125
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58.1%
%% 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): $353
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $267
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $338
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.8%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $24
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $22
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,844
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 15.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,511
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,724
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 14.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,580
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 13.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 85.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,294
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 85.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,373
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 79.6%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,254
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,164
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,247
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.2%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $13
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $12
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $20
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,028
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 82%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $963
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 82.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,005
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 80.6%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,361
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 11.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,428
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $903
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 66.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $839
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 55.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $936
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 65.5%
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): $11
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.1%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $379
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $318
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $344
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.8%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 23.3%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 23.8%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 25%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $85
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $190
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $135
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $64,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 39
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 23
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $54,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 9
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 102.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 6
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $77,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 40
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 90.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 10
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $78,000
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 40
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 164.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $109,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 18
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 178.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 7
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $113,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 21
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 15
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 16.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 7
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,551,950
2009-10 Actual: $92,238
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $2,644,188
2010-11 Actual: $426,000
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $139,652
Actual Excess (2010-11): $460,140