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District: PRINCETON (4255)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MERCER
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $78,060,264
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,458.6
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,570
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 102
2011-12 Total Spending: $80,263,604
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,430.8
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $23,395
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 101
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $23,395
Revenue Sources, State: 12.6%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 76.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 5.3%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 3.2%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.4%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.4
  Student/Support Ratio: 59.0
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 147.4
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.1%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,568
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 99
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,579
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 99
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $18,110
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 98
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $9,853
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $10,665
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 60.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $10,916
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 60.3%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $9,474
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 96.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $10,001
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 56.9%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 93.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $10,230
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 102
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 56.5%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 93.7%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $233
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 61
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $482
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $469
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 97
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $146
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 82
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $182
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 81
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $218
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 84
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 1.2%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,984
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 100
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 18%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $3,125
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 17.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $3,158
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 98
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 17.4%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $2,692
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 90.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $2,820
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 16%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 90.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,810
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 101
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 15.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 89%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,494
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 78
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,512
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 79
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 8.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,559
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 78
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 8.6%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $25
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $30
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $31
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,329
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 89%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,335
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 91
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 88.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,361
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 92
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 7.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 87.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,795
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,783
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 87
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,978
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 87
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 10.9%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $998
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 85
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 55.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,010
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 86
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 5.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 56.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,062
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 86
% 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): 53.7%
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): $391
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 104
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $443
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $448
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 106
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.5%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 27.8%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 27.1%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $21
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $34
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $2
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 11.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 96
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $74,746
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 94
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 10.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 95
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $77,143
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 94
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 59.0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 104
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $83,762
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 80
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 57.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 104
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $84,684
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 83
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 147.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 97
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $145,807
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 105
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 143.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 91
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $148,954
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 104
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 15.4
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 79
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 15.7
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 69
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $7,739,708
2010-11 Actual: $-579,660
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $7,160,048
2011-12 Actual: $623,624
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $295,119
Actual Excess (2011-12): $383,473