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District: TRENTON CITY (5210)
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: $330,187,517
2013-14 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 14,244.1
2013-14 Costs Amount per Pupil: $23,181
2014-15 Total Spending: $323,004,914
2014-15 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 13,978.3
2014-15 Costs Amount per Pupil: $23,108
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2014-15 Total Spending Per Pupil: $23,108
Revenue Sources, State: 88.7%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 7.3%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 3.9%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0.1%
Fall 2014 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 11.1
  Student/Support Ratio: 61.6
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 168.8
10/15/14 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 14.7%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2013-14 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,720
2013-14 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 94|103
2014-15 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $17,623
2014-15 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 96|103
2015-16 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $17,154
2015-16 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 89|103
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $9,916
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 91|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 56%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $9,649
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 89|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 54.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $10,135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 87|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 59.1%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $8,679
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 81|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 49%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2013-14): 87.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $8,918
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 84|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 50.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2014-15): 92.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $9,470
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 85|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 55.2%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2015-16): 93.4%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $814
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 102|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 4.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $313
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 69|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 1.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $310
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 62|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 1.8%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $423
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 96|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $418
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 91|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 2.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $355
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 85|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 2.1%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $2,537
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 76|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 14.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $2,739
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 87|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 15.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $2,678
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 70|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 15.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $2,260
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 77|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 12.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2013-14): 89.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $2,479
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 89|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 14.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2014-15): 90.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $2,346
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 72|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 13.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2015-16): 87.6%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $1,919
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 98|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 10.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $1,792
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 95|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 10.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $1,835
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 94|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 10.7%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $27
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 35|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $36
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 55|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $32
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 38|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $1,579
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 97|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 8.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2013-14): 82.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $1,512
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 97|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 8.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2014-15): 84.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $1,488
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 94|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 8.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2015-16): 81.1%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $3,065
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 102|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 17.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $3,150
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 103|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 17.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $2,185
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 90|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 12.7%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2013-14 actual costs): $990
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 70|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 5.6%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2013-14): 32.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $950
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 60|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 5.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2014-15): 30.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $867
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 46|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 5.1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2015-16): 39.7%
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): $119
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2013-14 actual costs): 7|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2013-14): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2014-15 actual costs): $126
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2014-15 actual costs): 8|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2014-15): 0.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2015-16 budget): $138
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group* (2015-16 budget): 11|103
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2015-16): 0.8%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2013-14): 36.2%
% of Total Salaries (2014-15): 33%
% of Total Salaries (2015-16): 38.1%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2013-14): $123
Per Pupil Costs (2014-15): $81
Per Pupil Costs (2015-16): $29
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2014-15): 11.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 84|103
Median Teacher Salary (2014-15): $69,250
Salary Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 67|103
Student to Teacher Ratio (2015-16): 11.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 61|103
Median Teacher Salary (2015-16): $73,065
Salary Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 83|103
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2014-15): 61.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 91|103
Median Support Service Salary (2014-15): $84,900
Salary Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 76|103
Student to Support Service Ratio (2015-16): 63.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 90|103
Median Support Service Salary (2015-16): $86,865
Salary Ranking (2015-16): 85|103
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2014-15): 168.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 69|103
Median Administrator Salary (2014-15): $124,353
Salary Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 47|103
Student to Administrator Ratio (2015-16): 186.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 37|103
Median Administrator Salary (2015-16): $124,784
Salary Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 51|103
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2014-15): 17.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2014-15): 50|103
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2015-16): 18.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2015-16): 25|103
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2013-14): $54,827,397
2013-14 Actual: $-15,403,846
General Fund Balance (2014-15): $39,423,551
2014-15 Actual: $-17,948,545
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2013-14): $6,246,545
Actual Excess (2014-15): $4,300,600

* 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.