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District: MERCER CO SPECIAL SERVICE (3103)
Operating Type CSSD
County: MERCER
Operating Type CSSD Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $42,091,527
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 661
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $63,675
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2011-12 Total Spending: $40,924,307
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 640
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $63,948
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $63,948
Revenue Sources, State: 9.2%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 14.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 0.8%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 75.5%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 5.9
  Student/Support Ratio: 7.7
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 55.8
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 100%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $52,979
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $53,374
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $60,873
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 7
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $30,242
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $31,297
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $35,040
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 57.6%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $29,810
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 98.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $30,958
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 98.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $34,508
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 56.7%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 98.5%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $282
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $262
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $371
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $150
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $78
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $162
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.3%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $13,981
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 26.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $13,365
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 25%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $14,609
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 24%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $13,700
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 25.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 98%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $12,963
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 24.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 97%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $14,236
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 23.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 97.4%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $4,464
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $4,434
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $5,938
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 9.8%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $68
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $112
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $124
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $3,703
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 83%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $3,662
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 6.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 82.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $4,960
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 8.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 83.5%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $4,229
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $4,204
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $5,209
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 8.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,819
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 43%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,729
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 3.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 41.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,158
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 3.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 41.4%
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): $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%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 38.5%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 35.3%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 38.7%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $106
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $91
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $59
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 5.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 4
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $82,015
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 8
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 5.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 4
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $81,755
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 8
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 7.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 5
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $82,855
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 8
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 8.0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 6
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $82,230
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 7
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 55.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 4
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $127,310
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 8
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 45.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 2
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $126,958
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 7
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 16.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 3
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 13.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 3
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $6,619,073
2010-11 Actual: $2,051,580
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $8,670,653
2011-12 Actual: $1,347,918
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $0
Actual Excess (2011-12): $0