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District: WATCHUNG BORO (5540)
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils
County: SOMERSET
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2010-11 Total Spending: $12,721,539
2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 721
2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,643
2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 46
2011-12 Total Spending: $13,123,346
2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 686.3
2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,123
2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 51
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2011-12 Total Spending Per Pupil: $19,123
Revenue Sources, State: 10.7%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 87%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1.3%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 1%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2011 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 76.3
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 173.5
10/15/11 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 12%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2010-11 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,447
2010-11 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 29
2011-12 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,394
2011-12 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,045
2012-13 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 36
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7,192
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $8,750
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,995
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 56.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $6,767
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 54.4%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $8,347
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2011-12): 95.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $7,540
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 53.7%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2012-13): 94.3%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $353
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 52
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $314
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $364
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): $72
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $89
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 30
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $91
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.7%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,867
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 15%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,598
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $2,210
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 15.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,711
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 91.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,374
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 20
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2011-12): 86%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,935
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 13.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2012-13): 87.6%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,546
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,406
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,716
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 12.2%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $7
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $9
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $16
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 9
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,353
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 10.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 87.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,090
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2011-12): 77.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,438
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 50
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 10.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2012-13): 83.8%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $1,644
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 13.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $1,545
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,961
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 58
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 14%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 actual costs): $906
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 63
% 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): 55.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $711
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 42
% 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): 46%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $1,028
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 62
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 7.3%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2012-13): 52.4%
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): $147
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2011-12 actual costs): $90
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2011-12 actual costs): 26
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2011-12): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2012-13 budget): $102
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2012-13 budget): 28
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2012-13): 0.7%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 36.2%
% of Total Salaries (2011-12): 34.8%
% of Total Salaries (2012-13): 38.4%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Per Pupil Costs (2011-12): $49
Per Pupil Costs (2012-13): $78
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): 15
Teacher Salary (2011-12): $57,750
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 31
Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 16
Teacher Salary (2012-13): $57,850
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 29
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2011-12): 76.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 40
Support Service Salary (2011-12): $75,600
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 57
Student to Support Service Ratio (2012-13): 78.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 37
Support Service Salary (2012-13): $78,943
Salary Ranking (2012-13): 62
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 173.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 19
Administrator Salary (2011-12): $141,662
Salary Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 64
Student to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 244.0
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 4
Administrator Salary (2012-13): $135,000
Salary Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 62
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2011-12): 15.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2011-12): 26
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2012-13): 22.3
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2012-13): 5
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2010-11): $2,453,475
2010-11 Actual: $300,673
General Fund Balance (2011-12): $2,754,148
2011-12 Actual: $370,425
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2010-11): $528,364
Actual Excess (2011-12): $462,382