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District: METUCHEN BORO (3120)
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 1801 - 3500 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $36,011,703
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,068.3
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,411
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 51
2011-12 Total Spending: $37,140,268
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,163.7
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,165
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $17,165
Revenue Sources, State: 12.3%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 84.9%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.3%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.4%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 86.5
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 150.8
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13.8%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,599
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 31
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,255
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 20
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,928
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 19
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,883
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $7,655
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,878
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 60.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,501
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $7,244
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 94.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,486
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 57.9%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 95%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $256
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $330
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $342
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $126
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $81
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $50
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.4%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,862
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,821
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,919
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 14.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,684
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 37
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 90.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,612
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 88.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,712
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 13.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 89.2%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,216
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,194
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,232
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 9.5%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $41
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $36
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $40
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.3%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,002
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $956
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 80.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,001
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 7.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 81.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,288
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,301
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,332
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 10.3%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $719
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 55.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $729
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 34
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 56%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $758
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 5.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 56.9%
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): $318
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $342
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $368
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.8%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 26.6%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 26.4%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 28.3%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $3
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 37
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $65,536
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 46
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 12.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 31
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $64,611
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 41
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 86.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 24
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $83,153
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 58
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 93.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 17
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $77,876
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 46
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 150.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 45
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $114,081
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 18
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 146.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 47
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $112,200
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 13
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 13.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 46
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 13.0
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 57
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $1,708,245
2010-11 Actual: $645,609
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $2,353,854
2011-12 Actual: $1,099,925
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $357,706
Actual Excess (2011-12): $497,230