There are no official statistics for the average height of a 12-year-old. Research suggests that the average 12-year-old boy is 60 inches tall and that the average 12-year-old girl is 61.5 inches tall, but they are not truly accurate indicators.
A child’s growth is tracked on a development chart. Growth charts have been developed to reflect the information that has been gathered over many years. They are used to compare the growth of children of the same age and gender, as well as to follow the pattern of the individual child’s growth.
These charts use percentile bands. They cover the variation in ‘normal’ growth. Any height within the percentile bands is normal. If the child’s height is in the 50th percentile band, it mean that he/she is taller than 50% of other children of the same age and sex. Almost all children fall somewhere between the 5th and 97th percentile bands.
Height is based on many factors: Gender, race, genetics, diet and nutrition, physical activity, general health, environment and hormones. The study of height is known as auxology.
Height is determined primarily by genetic factors. Tall or short parents are likely to have correspondingly taller or shorter offspring, although the offspring are likely to be closer to the average height than the parents. This called regression towards the mean.
It is worth bearing in mind that children don’t grow at a steady rate. A major growth spurt is often associated with puberty, which is usually experienced earlier in girls (average age 11) than boys (average age 12). The growth spurt is associated with sexual development, including the development of breasts in girls and an increase in the penis size in boys.
I went did some research and the optimal height for a twelve year old girl is about 5 feet. The highest percentile would be between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 7. The lowest percentile would be around 4 foot 4 inches.
It depends a lot on the family's height, not just the mom and dad. There is no exact height a kid should be...
I'm 12 and I am 5'5" and am considered pretty tall, though. But it can get really embarrassing when you tower over the guys in your school, so some self confidence is good to have when your tall.
My 12 year old son, will be 13 in a few months is 4'11. He is skinny too! He is very sensitive to his height since all his friends tower over him. He gets teased for being short, and is called a midget. I feel awful for him letting him no that he will hit a growth spurt! I was short until 8th grade summer and by freshman year I was 5'8... I see on here tall kids don't like being tall, get teased too! Everyone has feelings about there bodies, I wish kids were nicer!
I am 12 and I'm 4' 11''
Most of the sixth graders at my school are taller than me and a few shorter
Most of them are 5' 1''-5' 3''
I'm 15 and I'm 6 foot I want to be like my dad he's 6 foot 5 but my mum is really short she is 5 foot 3 I doubt I will reach my father's height when I reach 21 just in case I'm turning 16 in 3 months
I'm 12 and 4ft 10" which is considered quite short for my age. I think 5ft is the average but it's different for everyone! Some will start of short and end up tall and vice versa, some may end up somewhere inbetween (I'm hoping that's me).
Hope I helped.
I am 12 last year and I was about 6'1" but this year I am turning 13 and I am almost 6'3"
Yeah 12 years olds can be any height really tbh :)
I'm 12 and I'm 5'5 (ish) it really depends on how tall your parents are xx
I know a friend whos 12 and 5'11 :D x
My son is 12 and has been tall his entire life. He is currently 6 ft 2 1/4 inches tall. He has never felt out of place. He is a very good Basketball player and is getting use to his long torso and legs. He has a size 14 men's shoe.
I'm 11, And I'm a 5'5 My Father, Is Very Tall, Wheras My Mother, Is On the short side. I Take Both of their Genes. But, As I'm more of my dads side. My height has had a boost..And so has my..Ahem..Growth. X].
Also, I keep getting stretching pains in my legs at night. Its AGONY! Any tips?!
I'm roughly 4 feet and I'm 12
is that ok
Usually a 12 year old kid on average has a height from 4 feet 3 inches to 4 feet 10 inches.Do not be worried about your height,just drink milk regularly and play some sport or do exercise.
I am 4'8 and I am 12 years old I think that I am to short.Every one says I am not to short and that I will when I get older.I am in the sixth grade and I am a boy,and I like to play sports
Well I am 11 years old about to be 12 and I am 5'5 I think that I am bit taller than normal but that is okay because you do not get through life by your height.
Most 12 year olds are 4'7" - 4'11". 5'0" is very tall for a 12 year old. Most 6'5" men were 5'0" or 5'1" when they were 12 years old. Most 6'1" women were 5'0" or 5'1" when they were 12 years old.
I am 12 years old and I am 4'9 only and I hate being short!!!!
I hate it when my friends tease me cause I'm short!!
I need to grow!
I am nearly 11 and I am 4'7'' I have a foot size of 8 mens my dad is my 5'6'' mom is 5'2''. My Dad was short when he was a kid but ended up 5'6''
I just turned 12 and I'm a 1/4 of a inch away from 6 foot how tall am I going to be when I get older I'm guessing 6-3- 6-4
You guys are crazily tall.
I'm 12 & I am around 4'11.
Or am I too short ? ;p
I'm 12 and I'm 5ft 9 and I'm loads taller than all my friends I feel really out of place!
My friend is 12 and he is just around 5'2" - 5'4". I'd say 5' - 5'3" is average.
When I turned 12 last Aug My Dad measured me to an unimpressive 5'-0" Shortly after turning 12 and a half the boob fairy finally paid me a long awaited visit and in a matter of a few weeks I got my first bra and my mom went to jail when I neeeded her the most ...puberty hit me like a runaway freight train and when My mom went to jail It became overwhemling as my already rapid rate of growth doubled and I grew about 4.75" in the 6 months she served the morning we went to pick her up I measured my self and I was feeling somthing inside me when I realized I was a lil over 5'6.5" and the growing pains are gettting more intense everyday ... (MY DOCTOR CONFIRMED MY FEAR MY HORMONE LEVELS WHERE OFF THE CHART AND MY GROWTH PLATES WHERE PAINFULLY WIDE OPEN )
the growing pains spread to my chest a couple of weeks ago and from the looks of my stretched out splitting at the seems b cup with my breast spillling over the cups I needed 2 find the handme down c cup my big sis gave me... I stood up straigt and put my shoulders back thrusting my chest out as I I twisted my torso I loooked in the mirror and as I realized I was wearing the hand me down it busted wide open and I saw the tag 32 c turns out my sister threw my bra out and replaced it with one of hers and I didnt even notice however my breast took the bigger bra as an invitation to grow they did ... More then doubling in size to D/DD all while my mom was gone to go along with the fact I had actully measured myself half an inch shorter then I was when my shocked father did today for his fathers day gift from me he lol he marked me @ 5'-7" and got to take me bra shopping... I proudly announced loud enough for ever1 in victorias secret too that I could feel my breast continue to quickly develop so I asked for the DD so I would have room to grow... Any other girls have the same issue with big breast? Because I noticed Some girls were actully as talll or taller then me so I'm relaxed about my height and I'm hoping to find the same is true with my boobs
Well I'm 12 and I'm only 4'9 the last time I checked but I was the 2nd smallest in my class this year.And everyone kept calling me a midget at school.Everyone at my school is tall.So I think I may be below average for a 12 year old girl(by reading the comments above.)
I'm a 11 year old boy and I'm 5 ft 5. I know how all of you "tall" people feel, I get teased sometimes that I'm too tall but ive gotten over that, you just need some self confidence and maybe even friends (like mine) can help you even if there loads more shorter than you are.
I'm 12 and I'm 5 ft 3 but people always say I'm tall I mean what the hell! Theres 2 girls in my class that are taller than me. And from what ive read here I'm actually totally normal for my age. I hate it when people say that I'm tall when I'm actually just normal height. These people that I know are probaly just all shorties. I'm ONLY 5 FT 3! I'm normal height for crying out loud I mean kylie Kardashian is 5 ft 7 and shes 12
I'm a girl, I'm 5'8 and I think I'm tall but at other times I think I'm short because I hear the hirght of guys when their my age , but they're boys and suppose 2 b taller then girls so I don't know. I guess I'm pretty tall. And people alwayz go by me and stop and ask how old are you and how tall are. I say," I'm 5'7 and I'm 12!". They say your tall. And I play basketball, so its a good advantage. I like being tall
I am 12 and I am 4.9 feet tall
I am 5ft 5 and 12 years old
is this normal?
My 12yr old boy is 6ft7 and my9yr old daughter is 6ft4
I'm 12 and I'm 5ft 8.
It depend how tall your parents are
I'm a 12yr old girl and I'm 5'0. WOW I'm short
I'm 12 and I'm 5'0 tall, how bad is that
They can be from a range of four feet to about six feet! This actually is the case here at my school.
AND I'M 5'9"!!!!!!
I don't know...it all depends whether you parents r tall or not! I'm 12 and I'm 5' 1.5"...but my dad's 6' 2' so I'm probably going to b tall when I'm older. I'm taller then my 14 year old because and I'm 12!!!
I'm 12 and I am 5'6 and I don't like it very much everytime I like a boy their shorter than me :(
I'm 29 and want to know the average 23 year old height and weight.
6 foot 4
I'm 12 and I'm about 4'10
p.s I quite like being small
I'm 13 and 5'0" and a girl. When I was 12, I was 4'10" and a 1/2.
I weigh 120lbs, My mom is 5'5" and about 135lbs.
My dad is 6'0" and I don't know how much he weighs.
You guys all make me feel short. Lol
I am 12 almost 13 and I am 4"9 but I come from a very short family.
I'm 12 and I'm 4'2 I'm the shortest person in the world
I wish I could grow lol oh well xxx
I'm 12 and I'm like 6'2 ita cause I have a dieses GK GK but I am 6'2
Hey I'm 13 and I'm like 5'8 or 5'9 I live in the country my bro is 6'2 my uncle 6'4 he gru 2inches when he was 40 years old!
Hi :) I'm 12 and 5'2. I am actually pretty tall for my age though because my mom is really short. She is 4'5. But my dad isn't. He is 5'9. I know this guy who is 12 and is 5'11. He is really skinny too. He is sooo lucky!!! I also know this other guy is 5'8 and he barely turned 12 like two months ago. Compared to me, they are hum skyscrapers!!! LOL!!! JK!!! But, a 12 year old should range between 4'10-5'3. Hope I helped. :)
I don't know but I just turned 13 and Iʻm about 5ʻ6
My friend is 12 and she is 5'3
I'm 12 and I'm a little over 5'3
I'm A boy I'm 12 and 6'8 and wear a size 18 shoe
I am 12 and 5/2 I think I'm not so so tall
You're all scaring me right now since I'm 10 turning 11, and I'm 5'0.... !!!!!
Well I'm a boy and I'm only 12 and I am 5'8
I am 12 and 5' and 10" my shoe size is 13 mens
I'm 4"7 I just want to freaking grow!
I'm 12 turning on 13 after 3 months, and I'm 5'1 or something
Well I'm 12 and I'm 4'8-4'11 is that bad?
I am 12 years old 5'8' and wear a size 14 shoe
I'm 12 and I'm 5'3" (162cm).
I was 12 I was 5'7 now I'm 6'5
My son is 10 and he is 5' 2".
I'm a 12 yr old girl and I'm 5` 4"
I am a 12 year old girl and I am 5' and 3/4"
I'm actually turning 13 but I haven't reached 5 ft. Yet, is that sad? :(
Oh my god I'm so mad!!! I'm 14 about to be 15 and I'm 5'0" oh my god!!!!
I'm 11about to be12 and I'm 5'1 ish I think I'm to tall :(
I am 19 and 6'5" beat you all in hight and age
I'm 12 and I'm 4'11...I'm kind of worried if I'm too short for my age
I know this is for 12 year olds but I'm 10 and I'm 5'5 tall for a 10 year old rite
I am 12 years old and I am 4 foot 9. At my school I am a bit below average height. But I think that most twelve year old's are about 4 foot 6 to 5 foot 3 or 2.
I'm 5'0 and I am twelve you should be at least 4'11 by the time you turn twelve
I'm 12 and I'm 5"0
it depends on your growth spurt though, because I have a friend and he is 6"2
I'm 12 and I'm 4'7".... I thought that was average.... But I've always been very short and thin so I guess that counts as something
I turned 12 a few months ago and I'm a little over 5'9 I'm 2nd tallest in my year (tallest person is 6ft) but it's fun being taller then everyone
I'm 4'6 and theres only like 2 other people in my class that are like 4'5 or 4'3
I am 12 nearly 13 and I am only..4 8 is thee anyway I can become taller?
I'm 12 and I'm 5'4 or 5'5, I'm a girl. I think the average 4'8-5'5.
I'm a 12 year old boy and I'm 4ft 9. I'm not short, I'm fun sized :)
I am 13 now, and I am a six foot white guy with a size 13 shoe.I think thats cool.but I think every 12 or 13 year old should be above 5 feet to be average
I'm 11 and I'm 4'8" and I am a guy not girl
I'm 12 but I am 4"11. My sister is 4 years older than me and she's only 5 ft.
I am 12 and I am 6'0 1/2 feelin good. Tallest one in my grade I'm in 7th whoop whoop
Dude I'm 12 and 4'11 too and of course 4'11 is short but being shortis awsome =D
I am 5'7 and I am 12 I think that that is to tall.My mother says that I won't grow anymore but what if I do?I will be a freak of nature
P.S.I am a girl!!!
Ok I'm a boy.. I'm 12 years old and 4ft 6, yes I hate my height but listen. My dad is small, 5ft 6, but I do not have ANY, I repeat, ANY of his genes what so ever. My sisters on the other hand, they do. My dad has very short arms and legs and feet. His size shoe is 6. My sisters are fully grown and one is 17 and 5ft 2. One is 24 and about 5ft 4. They both have very short legs and arms.I, however, Have my mum and her dads genes. I'm exactly like my mum and My mum says I'm exactly like her dad. You can see so much similarity between me and my mum, and my mum said same for me and her dad. My mum is 7 and a half in shoe size, Shes 5ft 8 and a half, She has VERY long legs, VERY long arms, Not so long torso but fairly long. And my Mum says when she was my age she was the same height as me, 4ft 6 and when she turned 13 she had a big big big growth spurt and was taller than all of her friends.. My mums dad, was 6ft 2, Had very very long legs, very very long arms, was a size 11 in shoe size, Had lots of hair (Not relevant to height, but like me, I have lots of hair and my hair was the same colour as his) and his torso was fairly long. My arms, and my legs are as long as my fully grown 17 year old sisters. My arms are as long as my dads. My feet are as bigger than my 17 year old sisters, I'm size 5 shes size 4 and a half. And my other sister, whos 24, my feet are as big as hers, my arms are about as long as hers, and same for my arms. Since I have my mum and her dads genes, I'm obviously going to be pretty tall after my growth spurt, my mum ssaid to me, after her first growth spurt, she was 5ft 6. Yes, she shot right up, and was taller than all her friends. She says I can have a growth spurt anyday, I will suddenly just wake up and have pains in my shins, then start growing loads and loads, and after, she says I will be about 5ft 7, because I'm a boy and I'm so much like her dad. And boys grow for longer than girls. She also says imnot smmall coz of my dad, I'm small because she was, and I have her genetics. OK that was a really long answer, but just telling everything.
My son is 11 years old and is 5'9". He is a pretty good athlete and generally likes being bigger than everyone else. He walks tall, with his shoulders back.
He grew a full 12" from 3 to 4 years old and has grown around 3 inches per year since. He really wants to be taller than me (I am 5'11) by the time he hits 7th grade.
I am 12 years old 3 foot 8 inches tall I way 50 pounds I am in grade 8 I am a boy I am one of the tiny kids in my class that have not started puberty I am short and hate it I am skinny not bony I look 10 years old but I am 12.
Well I'm tall for a 12 year old girl and I'm 5'8" there are a couple girls and guys as tall as me in my grade, but I'm still like really tall for my age, at my school, a lot of the kids in 7th and 8th grade are taller than me so I'm not really worried because I'm done growing...just have to wait for everyone to catch up!!!! Most kids in 6th grade are from 4'8'' to 5'5''
I'm a 12 year old female, 5'0, and 79 lbs. Everyone around me is shorter than me, well most people, some people I know are 5'6-ish but others range 4'9-4'11 or 5'0. I think 5'0 is the average height, since most people are, and my mom is 5'4 while my dad is 5'10 1/2.
Kids and inches...
48 inches- 4'
49 inches - 4'1
50 inches - 4'2
51 inches- 4'3
52 inches- 4'4
53 inches- 4'5
54 inches- 4'6
55 inches- 4'7
56 inches- 4'8
57 inches- 4'9
58 inches- 4'10
59 inches- 4'11
60 inches- 5'
61 inches- 5'1
62 inches- 5'2
63 inches- 5'3
I doubt you'll get taller than that... You're 12 years old, you should know how to convert inches to feet. I'm 11 and I can do that. I'm 4'8 and a half.
I'm 12 and I'm 5'3ish and imma girl. Is my height average for a 12 year old girl? I go to a very athletic school so I'm like average everyone is taller than me but this year coming up I'm going to a public school and I'm worrying if imma be like the tallest person...
I'm 12 and 9 months and 5 foot and a quarter. I'm not too worried about my height, as I am pretty much average..?? Is that right. Athough many of my friends are slightly shorter than me (like 4"10-11) but r they just short? But then again, I am one of the oldest in my year!
Also, my mum is 5"3 and my dad is 5"10!
You guys are all pretty tall for 12 year olds! I'm actually taller than most boys but after the age of about 13, you start to grow at a smaller pace. (I'm pretty sure) I'm 12 and I'm 5'1 1/2 (61.5in) Usually I'd say th avereage height is probably....60in-63in. Some people can grow pretty tall though...hope this helped!
What is the average weight for a 12 year old
A 12 year old person should be a least 5 inches tall
Around about 5'4" to about 5'8"
I'm 12 and I'm 4"10... Crap is that short? Any replies
I'm barely 4 ft ^-^ but I've got a good personality!
I'm 12 years old and I am like around 5 '4 I hate being tall because like when I like a guy he is shorter... And because I am the tallest girl in my class...
I am 12 and I am a 5'4 ish. I am not the tallest person in my class and I am a girl. A kid in my class is 5'8
I'm 12 years old son to be 13 and I'm going to eight grade and I'm pretty short for my age I'm only 4'9 or 4'10
I just turned 12 and I'm 5`2 and I'm taller than most just remember if you loose wight you geT A BIT TALLER
I think I'm a good height 4 a 12 yr old girl I'm 5.3ft
Hey, I am twelve and I am six foot four and I have a size 15 shoe size
Dude I'm about 5'0 feet I just turn twelve I havent hit my growth spurt yet if that helps
I am 12 and 5'43/4 I am very tall I am a girl I like being tall!
I'm a girl and I'm 12 and my height is 5'5 my friends are saying I'm to tall. They 5'1 and 5'0 so am I normal or them
I'm 11 ( turning 12 in feb ) and my mom said that shes 5'4 and she said that I was 1 inch smaller then her although I think I'm 5-5'2, my dad and brother are 5'11 and 6'1. I Hope I get to 5'11-6'2 around their =)
I'm a 10-year-old and I'm only 4' 7 ! Is that small? Please answer to this? And I'm quite skinny but I eat loads, I'm not athletic!
I have no idea, but, I do know that I'm REALLY short. I'm 12 1/2 and I'm 4'7 1/2
I am 12 years old and like 4 ft. 8 or 5 ft.
OM-Goodness!!!!every one in my class is taller than me it's terrible :(
I'm 12 and I'm like what.... 5'1". Is that short? Because I think I'm average sorta. My moms like 5' and my dads like 6'1".
I'm 12 and I'm 4'8 -.- I'm small! Everyones bigger then me! If your even 5'0 just be glad your taller then some people -.-
I am 12 and I am 6'2 1/2
I am a girl
I do feel out of place sometimes
Around 5,2 when I was 12 (1 year ago) I'm a boy and was about 6,5 and weighted 145-160 but I'm 13 and 6,8 my dad is tall 7,4 5xgrate grandfather was 7,10
Uuuh yeah your pretty short mate, I just turned 12 and I'm 6 foot but I'm tall haha, 5'5 is about the perfect height :)
I'm 11 years old and I'm 4"9 am I short because I feel very left out when I'm with my friends should I be concerned or is it just normal I am goning to sixth grade so I'm worried I wont be tall enough
I am eleven and 4 foot 3 ish yes,yes I know I am short..... Just shutup and be nice ha ha jk :)
I don't know rly... But I'm 12 & I'm 5.3' in my class I'm just a little bit taller than most ppl.... Don't worry about it! :D
I'm 10 & I'm 5 foot tall is that normal theres only 3 girls in my year that are the same hight but 15 people are really short like 4 foot
Heyy Irm A Girl And 5.7 And 12 Yearss Old But Like 4 Boys Are Taller Than Me There Like 5.8 -5.9.....I don't Really Like beingg Tall EvenThough I'm Not The Only Girl That Is
I stopped growing about a year ago and I searched facts about heights. Looking at this, I'm wondering if I'm not as tall as I think I am... Is 5' 3" (and 1 centimeter) short for a 15 year old? I'm worrying that I won't get much taller than this.
I am a 12 year old girl and I am 6 feet tall. My growth plates are wide open. I am supposed to be 6'4" to 6'5" when I'm all done and I love it.
I think 12 year olds sould at least be like
5,3 5,4 55, 5,6 and 5,7...... Anything up is abnormal not saying tall isn't beautiful cause it is.:)