How many were in your GRADUATING CLASS?

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
August 18, 2007 5:42pm CST
I went to a pretty small rural high school, not THE smallest, but still pretty small. My senior class graduated 69 students in 1997...now you all know how old I am! This year's class only graduated 62. That's pretty average around here. What size school did you go to and how many graduated with you?
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I won't tell you what year I graduated, suffice it to say it was a long time before you. My high school was in a medium size town(I think the population then was around 50,000 including students at the two universities in town), not what anyone would call a city. My class graduated 326 and was considered the last small class since the class following mine had about 512 students.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Aug 07
That would qualify as a city in comparison to where I live! The population of the entire COUNTY is just over 60,000. I'm guessing in a class that big, you can't even try to keep track of or know everybody.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I knew quite a lot of them, certainly more people than I know now, and knew of a lot more. Over several years of school I had classes with a large percentage of them. But I'm only sort of in touch now with only one of the few that were close friends back then.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Wow, that's pretty impressive! You must be a people person with a really good memory. I was drawing a blank on a few of the people I went to school with.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I graduated from a large high school that was so overcrowded it was bursting at the seams. If I remember correctly, about 400 students were in my graduating class. We had to go to a stadium away from the high school to find room to put us all.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I can't even imagine that many students in one class. There were barely that many in my whole high school (7th-12th). We had our graduation on two sets of risers right in our gymnasium.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I graduated with a class of 32 kids, in 1980. There were only 9 boys.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Now that's a small class! Those boys must have been either VERY lucky or very distracted!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Being that small I think we were all distracted...lol
@surveygrrl (1270)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I also graduated in 1997 but our class was about 1200. Our graduation was dreadful. They squeezed us all on the stage were it was cramped, stuffy and took forever. The town we live in now is a lot smaller.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
29 Aug 07
Wow 1200! I think that is more than was in my whole entire school K-12...including staff possibly! I can't even imagine how they could have fit you all on a stage, although obviously it wasn't a bright idea on their part. Maybe I'm just thinking of it in terms of my small school that was built to accomodate a small number of students but I'm just trying to picture how huge your graduation must have been...I mean if each student only had 2 family members watching, that's still close to 4000 people including the staff that had to be there...wow...just, wow!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
I have fun moments during high school, that I truly missed most of them. If I'm not mistaking, we are just at around 40, not sure of the exact count because it's been 12 years since then!;) Just that small, since we are the very first batch which graduated from our school that makes us pioneers!;)
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
25 Aug 07
That must have been really neat to be the first to graduate from your school! We were FAR from the first, my dad's 40th reunion is this weekend so there were more than 30 graduations there before me. I guess it's neat to have the history too though.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
20 Aug 07
for high school, i guess i went to a pretty big school. there were 12 classes, with about 30 on average in each class. so that makes 360 people graduating iwth me! wow your school sounds pretty cosy so you must know every single person there. was that a good thing or not? even for my school which is relatively large there are people whom i would have found familiar many years hence, but I might have spent my whole high school life not saying a word to them. :)
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Cozy...now that is a good word for it! I would have to say that we all did know everyone...not that we were friends with everyone though. Our class was one of the most divided classes. Everything that we had to vote on always had to go through several votes before anything got passed and usually it was only because one of the sides got fed up and quit voting...it was awful! Only half of us went on the school sanctioned class trip, the rest had their own trip... The prom court took two votes...our class colors were supposed to be decided on at the beginning of our Jr year but instead were "settled on" 4 months before graduation and only because we had to get our shirts and gowns ordered.... My reunion is next week...should be loads of fun LOL!
@pismeof (855)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I went to a suburban high school in a small town of about 13,000 residents.My senior class graduated 230 students in 1973...now you know how old I am! Am I old? The town has expanded relatively slow since that time and stands at about 16,000 now.Pretty wonderful to remain a nice peaceful little town in comparison to the surrounding area.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Aug 07
My school district covers 5 townships that have a combined population of just under 5,000. The towns are all pretty much the same as they always have been. We even have a picture taken when the first electric lines were being installed in the town I grew up in. With the exception of the road not being paved it looked exactly the same as it does now 100 years or so later.