Wakefield Class of 1960
In an attempt to learn a few things about the Wakefield graduating class of 1960 we
prepared an EXCEL chart of the homeroom populations of the 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959,
and 1960 classes. To do this we scanned every homeroom picture for our class plus
the individual pictures for the junior and senior years. For completeness we also
examined the Student Directories for the years ending in 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960.
No directories appeared in the years ending in 1955 and 1956. The link
to this chart is found linked here:
WHO WAS AT WAKEFIELD AND WHEN
IN THE CLASS OF 1960
was made difficult by the number of errors found in both the STARSTONES and the
Directories. Our personal favorite was the homeroom picture listing Frank
Newbold as F. Newbubble. It was a stroke of inspiration plus the fact that we
remember what Frank looked like that we figured that entry out. Then too, students
referred to themselves at one time or another by their first names, their middle names, or
their nicknames, with no indication in many cases except an initial. For example,
Jim Bob Hill might have appeared as J. Hill, B. Hill, or R. Hill. Thus, the entire
chart was like a mamouth jigsaw puzzle. So, this compilation makes no claim to
absolute accuracy, but it is the best we can do at the moment. If you find an error,
please let us know.
Two graphs are of some interest. The first shows the number of years a graduating
Class of 1960 senior spent at Wakefield. What seems obvious is that about forty
per cent of the class started Wakefield in the seventh grade. Another twenty five
per cent entered in the tenth grade, feeding in from one of several junior high schools.
Finally, about one hundred students were here only for their senior year.
The second graph shows how long non-graduating
Class of 1960 students attended Wakefield. There were as many of these students
as there were graduating students. Interestingly, half of these students were only
here for one year, indicating that the high school population of Arlington County was
In all, there were 1289 students in the chart. 658 students graduated. 610
students had their pictures in the 1960 STARSTONE. 631 attended Wakefield but did
not graduate in 1960. This is all shown in the chart linked above.
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