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District: WATCHUNG BORO (5540)
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils
County: SOMERSET
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending: $13,170,000
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 726.7
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,124
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 50
2010-11 Total Spending: $12,721,539
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 721
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,643
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 46
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,643
Revenue Sources, State: 8.8%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 89.1%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1.8%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2010 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 77.6
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 176.5
10/15/10 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.5%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,694
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 31
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,447
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 29
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $13,332
2011-12 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 34
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,131
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,192
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,421
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 55.7%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $6,730
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 53%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,767
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 54.4%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $7,044
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 52.8%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 94.9%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $314
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $353
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $286
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $88
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $72
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $92
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 29
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,267
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,867
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 15%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $2,174
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 16.3%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,038
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 16.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 89.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,711
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 91.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,910
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 14.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 87.9%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,584
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,546
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,660
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.5%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $10
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7
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): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,347
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2009-10): 85%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,353
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2010-11): 87.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,395
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2011-12): 84%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,644
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $1,921
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 58
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 14.4%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $846
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 6.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 55.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $906
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 62
% 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): 55.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $991
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 51.6%
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): $153
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $147
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 budget): $101
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.8%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 31.2%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 36.2%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 38%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $57
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 13.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 16
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $56,023
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 25
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 17
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $57,750
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 31
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 77.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 39
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $72,200
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 56
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 76.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 40
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $75,600
Salary Ranking (2011-12): 57
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 176.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 14
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $131,610
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 60
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 173.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 17
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $141,662
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 64
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 15.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 28
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 15.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 24
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $2,582,073
2009-10 Actual: $-128,598
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $2,453,475
2010-11 Actual: $300,673
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2009-10): $525,634
Actual Excess (2010-11): $528,364