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District: PATERSON CITY (4010)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: PASSAIC
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $538,112,270
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 28,259.6
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,042
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 86
2011-12 Total Spending: $552,715,373
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 28,174.4
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,618
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 79
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $19,618
Revenue Sources, State: 84.9%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 7.2%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 7.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.0
  Student/Support Ratio: 88.9
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 133.8
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12.8%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,294
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 83
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,598
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 79
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $15,779
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 84
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $8,542
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 80
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $8,528
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 74
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 58.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $8,837
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 68
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 56%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $8,124
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 80
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $8,165
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 75
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 55.9%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 95.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $8,446
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 73
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 53.5%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 95.6%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $317
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 88
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $278
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $293
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 1.9%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $102
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 67
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $85
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $98
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.6%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 17.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $2,918
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 20%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $3,251
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 20.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,374
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 93
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 94.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $2,656
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 99
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 18.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 91%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,952
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 18.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 90.8%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,339
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 59
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,320
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 9%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,454
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 62
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 9.2%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $49
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 83
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $52
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $60
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 94
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.4%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,159
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 86.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,089
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 82.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,157
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 7.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 79.6%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,790
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 88
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,668
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 75
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,132
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 13.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $493
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 18
% 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): 27.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $468
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 15
% 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): 28.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $592
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 3.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 27.8%
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): $66
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $67
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): $76
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 28.8%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 28.5%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 29.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $40
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $92
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $29
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 13
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 50
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $55,712
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 15
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 11.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 87
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $55,202
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 13
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 88.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 41
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $91,122
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 95
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 77.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 59
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $77,038
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 66
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 133.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 103
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $107,670
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 14
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 120.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 101
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $101,507
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 10
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 11.8
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 104
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 12.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 102
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $34,226,357
2010-11 Actual: $5,476,054
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $38,123,680
2011-12 Actual: $30,218,299
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $3,401,870
Actual Excess (2011-12): $10,239,761