Wilson County Schools
2015-2016 Dress Code
Dress guidelines are designed to promote a standard of appearance that complements the learning environment. The
majority of our students need no advice on appearance because they use common sense. Decency, good taste, and the
normal standards of the community are to be maintained in dress and grooming by all students. Any student attire that
is considered distractive, disruptive in appearance, detrimental to the educational environment, or the public image of
the school itself, or contrary to good hygiene will not be permitted. Also, student attire should not be a hazard to the
student’s safety or to the safety of others.
The administration will determine the appropriateness of dress.
Shirts/dresses must have sleeves. Shoulders must be covered.
Pants, skirts, and shorts must meet standards of decency as determined by the administration. All clothing must
be appropriately sized. Pajamas, tight fitting, baggy or sagging shirts or pants are not allowed. Leggings may
be worn with appropriate dresses, skirts or shorts.
Skirts, dresses and shorts must come down to at least 3 inches above the middle of the knee. Bare skin is not to
be visible 3 inches above the knee. i.e., jeans with holes.
Students may not wear clothes that mention or reference the following: drugs, tobacco, alcohol, anything gang
related or gothic attire, vulgar/obscene/profane captions or depictions, or clothing that may be considered
offensive to others.
Sunglasses, spiked accessories, oversized jewelry or belt buckles, and inappropriate head coverings (such as
hats or bandanas) are prohibited.
No facial jewelry is allowed. However, clear spacers may be used in pierced holes.
Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Laces on shoes must be tied. No house shoes or flip flops are
The administration will determine the appropriateness of dress. Apparel considered too revealing will not be
permitted. Clothing may not reveal cleavage or midriff. Undergarments must not be visible. “See-through”
clothing is prohibited unless other clothing is worn underneath.
Parents will be notified if students are inappropriately dressed. Students who continually violate the dress code will
be subject to disciplinary measure per the Discipline Code of Conduct.