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District: SPOTSWOOD BORO (4970)
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils
County: MIDDLESEX
Operating Type K-12 / 0 - 1800 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $27,352,050
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,832.2
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,928
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 4
2011-12 Total Spending: $28,252,136
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 1,803.5
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,665
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 10
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $15,665
Revenue Sources, State: 28.9%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 53.4%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.7%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 14.9%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 90.9
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 178.1
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 10.9%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,495
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 8
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $11,913
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 11
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,087
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 10
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,970
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 60.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $7,323
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,242
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 59.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,688
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58.2%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 96%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $6,999
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 95.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $6,947
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 57.5%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 95.9%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $267
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $309
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $275
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.3%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $15
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $20
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.2%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,511
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,701
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,712
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 14.2%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,294
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 11.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 85.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,417
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 83.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,354
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 11.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 79.1%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,164
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,253
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,234
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 10.2%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $12
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 11
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $11
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $16
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $963
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,030
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 82.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,005
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 8.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 81.4%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,518
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 27
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,342
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,571
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 23
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 13%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $839
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 55.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $876
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): 65.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $831
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 6.9%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 52.9%
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): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $351
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 13
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $314
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 2.6%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 23.8%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 23.6%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 23.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $190
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $155
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $82
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2011-12): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 22
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $54,500
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 10
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 11.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 31
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $54,500
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): 90.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 10
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $78,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 41
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 89.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 6
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $73,600
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 38
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 178.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 6
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $113,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 21
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 179.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 3
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $109,725
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 17
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 16.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 6
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 17.6
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): $2,644,188
2010-11 Actual: $426,000
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $3,070,188
2011-12 Actual: $231,378
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $460,140
Actual Excess (2011-12): $390,277