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District: SOUTH PLAINFIELD BORO (4910)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $55,313,886
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,759.8
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,712
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 14
2011-12 Total Spending: $56,345,862
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 3,669.1
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,357
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 17
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $15,357
Revenue Sources, State: 23.5%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 73.3%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 3.1%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.6
  Student/Support Ratio: 92.0
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 139.7
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12.1%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,989
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 33
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,349
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 34
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,648
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 23
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,632
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 63.7%
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): 61.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,705
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 60.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,441
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 62.1%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 97.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $7,443
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 60.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 97.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,498
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 59.3%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 97.3%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $129
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $138
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $144
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 1.1%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $61
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $50
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $63
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.5%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,449
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,563
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,833
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 14.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,276
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 88.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,420
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 11.5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 90.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,571
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 12.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 85.7%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,435
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 71
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,527
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 84
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 12.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,420
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 11.2%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $72
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 96
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $46
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 80
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $59
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 93
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.5%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,183
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 67
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,268
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 80
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 83%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,118
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 8.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 78.7%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,115
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,230
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 10%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,227
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 9.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $94
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 8.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $96
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2011-12): 7.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $97
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.8%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 7.9%
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): $281
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 83
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $302
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 87
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $368
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 98
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.9%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.8%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 31.5%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 33.4%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $3
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $24
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $60
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 63
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $66,231
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 68
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 63
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $63,612
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 54
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 92.0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 37
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $77,706
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 60
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 81.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 41
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $78,037
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 72
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 139.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 101
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $115,635
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 29
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 162.0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 75
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $114,093
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 26
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 12.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 102
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 15.4
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 72
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $3,650,667
2010-11 Actual: $352,077
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $4,300,039
2011-12 Actual: $1,802,500
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $1,343,402
Actual Excess (2011-12): $775,393