Yearbook Coverage
How to Determine
What Is On Every
Page Of Your
What should you include in the book?
Deciding what is on every page of the yearbook may seem
like a huge task…but it is easier than you think
• Make sure your approach is balanced in coverage & fair
to all groups/people on campus
• Make sure to set aside pages for your title page, section
dividers, opening, and closing.
• Organize your yearbook into 6 areas
 Portraits: all students and adults on campus
 Sports: all athletic events for all grades
 Clubs/Organizations: all groups on campus that are
either service, task, or topic affiliated
 Student Life: all school-wide functions and activities
that include all student populations
 Academics: all curricular classes or academic
accomplishments of school
 Advertisements/Community: Defined by your goal of
set # of pgs
Tools you will need…
The best method to use in choosing what to include on your
yearbook pages involves having the proper tools. Before
you plan your book, make sure you have:
• Sample yearbooks from other schools for review
• Last 3 or 4 yearbooks from your school
• Calculator to determine %’s of sections
• List of all club sponsors & clubs
• List of all coaches & teams
• List of all teachers and classes
• Multiple Blank Ladder Diagrams to work out ideas
Ideas on Page Allotments
Deciding how many pages to give to each section is based
upon your school. No two schools are alike, but most
schools follow a simple formula. Consider the following:
 Portraits: 25% - 30% of pages
 Sports: 15% - 20% of pages
 Clubs/Organizations: 15% - 20% of pages
 Student Life: 20% - 25% of pages
 Academics: 15% - 20% of pages
 Advertisements/Community: Defined by your goal of
set # of pgs
• Be aware that some schools like to have specialty
sections like a SENIOR WILL section or a CURRENT
EVENTS section. Plan for those page properly
• Also, make sure you set aside a set # of pages for the
title page, opening, divider pages, & closing pages.
These pages usually discuss your theme
Portrait Section
Below are some ideas of what to include in this section:
• 12th Grade
 11th Grade
• 10th Grade
 9th Grade
• Library Staff
 Nurses
• Entire Faculty
 Administration
• Paraprofessionals
 Janitorial Staff
• Security Guards
 Cafeteria Staff
• Counselors
 Teacher Aides
• Parent Volunteers
 School Board
Sports Section
Below are some ideas of what to include in this section:
• Varsity Football
 JV Football
• Freshman Football
 Varsity Cheerleaders
• JV Cheerleaders
 9th Grd Cheerleaders
• Varsity Volleyball
 JV Volleyball
• Freshman Volleyball
 Swimming
• Boys Cross Country
 Girls Cross Country
• Varsity Boys Basketball
 JV Boys Basketball
• Boys 9th- Basketball
 Varsity Girls Basketball
• JV Girls Basketball
 Girls 9th - Basketball
• Varsity Soccer
 JV Soccer
• Varsity Tennis
 Golf
• Boys Track
 Girls Track
• Varsity Baseball
 JV Baseball
• 9th Grade Baseball
 JV Tennis
• Varsity Softball
 JV Softball
• Drill /DanceTeam
 Athletic Trainers
Clubs/Organization Section
Below are some ideas of what to include in this section:
• Student Council
 National Honor Society
• Math Club
 Science Club
• French Club
 Spirit Club
• Spanish Club
 Art Club
• Chess Club
 4-H Club
• Business Prof. America
 Crime Stoppers
• Key Club
 Future Farmers America
• Class Officers
 Future Educators
• Fellowship Christian Athletes  Bible Club
Academics Section
Below are some ideas of what to include in this section:
• All Competitive Academic Teams
 Math
 Reading
 Writing
 Science
 Drama
 Speech
 & More
• Band (all divisions)
 Flag Corp
• Orchestra
 Jazz Band
• Choir (all divisions)
 Drama
• Speech
 Debate
• Building Trades
 ROTC (all companies)
• TV-Communications
 Yearbook-Journalism
• Newspaper-Journalism
 Auto Mechanics
• Auto Paint & Body
 Awards for school
Student Life Section
Below are some ideas of what to include in this section:
• Dances
Spending Habits
• Cars & Driving
 Lunchtime
• Favorites/Superlatives
 Passing Periods
• Locker Life
 Guest Speakers
• Day in the life...
 Assemblies
• Homecoming Events
 Hairstyles
• Music
 College Plans
• Hangouts
 Fads & Fashion
• Pep Rallies
 College Plans
Placing Sections In Order…
How you place sections in order can determine the type of
impact your yearbook can have to your audience.
Consider your order carefully to give you the impact you
want. Here are some ideas:
Student Life
Student Life
Student Life