I know it is not my imagination.
At schools I have taught in, and in cases of meeting kids from co-workers, I have noticed that the boys (15-17) are far taller than what I remember growing up with in school. Plus, when I went to high school there were probably only 2 guys who probably really needed to shave by the time they were seniors. It seems fairly common now to meet a 16 year old boy who is 6’2" or taller, and has a goatee!
Also, girls (13-15) seem to be getting taller, and - um - maturing to levels I recall first seeing in later years in high school. At one school our director mistakenly thought a couple of new 14 year old girls were counselors or teachers at the school!
Is it something in the water or are kids growing larger and maturing faster now? Seriously!