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District: HIGHLAND PARK BORO (2150)
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)
2010-11 Total Spending: $29,968,166
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,489.5
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,120
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 41
2011-12 Total Spending: $30,386,887
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,506.4
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,172
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 39
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $20,172
Revenue Sources, State: 19.6%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 74.9%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.8%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 2.5%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.3
  Student/Support Ratio: 67.3
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 141.2
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,700
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 35
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,816
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 33
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $15,425
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 37
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,903
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $8,163
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 59.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $9,016
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 58.4%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,479
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 54.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $7,631
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 55.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 93.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $8,580
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 55.6%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 95.2%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $180
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $211
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $178
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 1.2%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $245
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $321
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $257
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 1.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,407
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $2,345
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 17%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,729
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 17.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,202
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 91.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $2,164
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 15.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 92.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,450
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 40
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 15.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 89.8%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,530
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,727
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,734
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 11.2%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $18
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $44
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $34
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,268
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,369
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 79.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,413
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 9.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 81.5%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,502
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,354
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,551
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 10.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $121
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $44
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 3.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $46
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 3%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
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 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $357
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $362
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $393
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.6%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 28.1%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 30.6%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $26
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $20
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 19
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $60,875
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 31
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 12.0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 22
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $63,550
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 34
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 67.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 32
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $70,950
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 32
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 74.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 23
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $72,526
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 36
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 141.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 24
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $131,091
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 41
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 110.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 42
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $124,750
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 40
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 23
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 10.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 41
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $2,500,376
2010-11 Actual: $-400,562
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $2,099,814
2011-12 Actual: $1,568,164
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $157,958
Actual Excess (2011-12): $275,830