Dress Code 2017-18

Wilson County Schools

2017-2018 Dress Code


Dress code 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.


  1. Shirts/dresses must have sleeves. Shoulders must be covered.


  1. Pants, skirts, and shorts must meet standards of decency as determined by the administration.  All clothing must be appropriately sized.  Pajamas, tight fitting, and baggy or sagging clothing (shirts and/ or pants) are not allowed.  Leggings may be worn with appropriate dresses, skirts or shorts.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Sunglasses, spiked accessories, oversized jewelry or belt buckles, and inappropriate head coverings (such as hats or bandanas) are prohibited.


  1. No facial jewelry is allowed.  However, clear spacers may be used in pierced holes.


  1. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.  Laces on shoes must be tied.  No house shoes or flip flops are allowed.


  1. 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.


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