The graduation rate for high school in the United States has hit an all time high of 75%. This is the highest rate seen in over 4 decades. However, 1 million students each year still fail to graduate that equates to over 5,5000 students each day. Vermont has the nation’s highest graduate rate at 85% with the District of Columbia sitting at the lowest spot of 57%. A series of yearbook quotes for graduating seniors is listed below to help inspire your own memorable mark left on your high school years.
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.
Be excellent to each other and party on dudes.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
Dumps like a truck, truck, truck.
Everyone’s a critic.
Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
I do this weird thing with my face called the beaver face.
I love me a good pancake.
I see now that the circumstances of birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence.
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.
Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
Life is short.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Limits, like fears, are often just illusion.
Man, those were some good tacos.
My life is violent, but violent is life. Peace is a dream, reality is a knife.
My mom should have swallowed me.
One time, I ate a bagel.
Prepare for trouble! Make it double!
Put your future in good hands – your own.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
The nicest person you will ever meet. Signed Everyone.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
To denounce the evils of truth and live. To extend our reach to the stars above.
To protect the world from devastation, to unite all peoples within our nation.
Trapped in yearbook factory. Send help.
We know what you are thinking and no we are not related.
Where will I be in 10 years? Celebrating the 10th anniversary of you asking me this question.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Yes, it’s my real name.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
You know the world has come to a dark state when you lower yourself to quoting Sex in the City.
The below infographic outlines graduation trends from the three decades and what the wage, style, and generational differences were. While birth rates have decreased, college enrollment has increased from 58% to 69% of graduating students. Minimum wage has nearly doubled for those looking at employment.