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District: LAWRENCE TWP (2580)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: MERCER
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2013-14 Total Spending: $75,346,021
2013-14 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 4,070.9
2013-14 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,509
2014-15 Total Spending: $79,511,598
2014-15 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 4,043.1
2014-15 Costs Amount per Pupil: $19,666
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2014-15 Total Spending Per Pupil: $19,666
Revenue Sources, State: 15.2%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 80.9%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.3%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.2%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 1.3%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2014 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.4
  Student/Support Ratio: 59.1
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 159.7
10/15/14 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 13%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2013-14 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,996
2013-14 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 50|103
2014-15 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,127
2014-15 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 48|103
2015-16 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,932
2015-16 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 49|103
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $8,117
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 32|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 58%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $8,059
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 26|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 57%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $8,662
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 41|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 58%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $7,663
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 33|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 54.8%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2013-14): 94.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $7,619
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 27|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 53.9%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2014-15): 94.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $8,199
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 40|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 54.9%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2015-16): 94.7%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $420
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 89|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 3%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $363
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 83|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 2.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $373
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 75|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 2.5%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $34
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 14|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $76
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 24|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $91
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 23|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 0.6%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $2,505
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 75|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $2,508
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 69|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 17.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $2,703
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 71|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 18.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $2,343
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 84|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 16.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2013-14): 93.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $2,300
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 78|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 16.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2014-15): 91.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $2,474
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 80|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 16.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2015-16): 91.5%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $1,210
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 19|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 8.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $1,249
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 23|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 8.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $1,262
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 15|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 8.5%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $25
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 30|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $24
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 30|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $25
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 20|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $1,071
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 31|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2013-14): 88.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $1,086
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 35|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 7.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2014-15): 86.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $1,138
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 32|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2015-16): 90.2%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $1,876
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 75|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 13.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $2,015
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 86|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 14.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $1,955
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 70|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 13.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $1,062
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 79|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 7.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2013-14): 56.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $1,087
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 84|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 7.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2014-15): 53.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $1,156
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 81|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 7.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2015-16): 59.1%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): N.R.
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): N.R.
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): N.R.
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 0%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $237
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 49|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $245
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 52|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 1.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $289
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 60|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 1.9%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2013-14): 26.9%
% of Total Salaries (2014-15): 25.8%
% of Total Salaries (2015-16): 27.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2013-14): $30
Per Pupil Costs (2014-15): $87
Per Pupil Costs (2015-16): $20
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2014-15): 12.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 45|103
Median Teacher Salary (2014-15): $60,751
Salary Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 24|103
Student to Teacher Ratio (2015-16): 12.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 52|103
Median Teacher Salary (2015-16): $60,451
Salary Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 19|103
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2014-15): 59.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 96|103
Median Support Service Salary (2014-15): $68,751
Salary Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 25|103
Student to Support Service Ratio (2015-16): 59.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 97|103
Median Support Service Salary (2015-16): $66,451
Salary Ranking (2015-16): 17|103
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2014-15): 159.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 80|103
Median Administrator Salary (2014-15): $124,603
Salary Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 48|103
Student to Administrator Ratio (2015-16): 156.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 71|103
Median Administrator Salary (2015-16): $109,909
Salary Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 19|103
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2014-15): 15.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 77|103
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2015-16): 15.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 68|103
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2013-14): $10,033,344
2013-14 Actual: $570,994
General Fund Balance (2014-15): $10,604,338
2014-15 Actual: $-872,770
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2013-14): $26,210
Actual Excess (2014-15): $181,055

* Districts that did not report any values (N.R.), and those that moved from a different enrollment group (N.A.) are excluded from the rankings.