Unless an active uniform policy is
in effect directly by the school, the following Code of Appearance guidelines
apply to every elementary and secondary school student. Please contact the
school directly for school based uniform policies, and/or any
Administrators and teachers of the
Duval County Public Schools shall enforce dress and grooming guidelines that
promote the successful operation of the schools. The site administration shall
be the final judge as to neatness and cleanliness of wearing apparel and whether
or not such apparel is appropriate, disruptive, distracting, or in violation of
health and safety rules. Each student has the responsibility to dress
appropriately and have respect for self, others and the school environment.
Wearing apparel, jewelry (such as body piercing (s), ornaments), hair, and
general appearance shall not disrupt the classroom atmosphere, shall not be
unusually provocative, and/or shall not violate health and safety rules of the
school. These guidelines for dress and grooming are provided to assist
parents/guardians and shall apply to all students in the Duval County Public
Schools. Student dress and grooming shall be neat and clean, and follow the
general guidelines below.
students are not allowed to wear shoes without closed heels or back
Shoes must be worn.
However, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn.
Halter-tops, tank tops,
backless tops, tops with thin or no straps, or tops that show midriff or expose
the body are prohibited.
See-through or mesh
garments shall not be worn without appropriate undergarments.
Form-fitting or overly
tight clothing shall not be worn without appropriate outer
Properly hemmed outer
garments such as shorts, divided skirts, and dresses may be worn, provided they
are not disruptive or distractive, as determined by the school administration.
Garments including, but not limited to, such items as boxer shorts,
traditionally designed as undergarments, may not be worn as outer
Clothing and accessories
shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, lewd and obscene
messages, sexually suggestive phrases, or advertisements, phrases or symbols of
alcohol, tobacco, or drugs or other symbols phrases or advertisements that would
be offensive to common propriety or decency.
including, but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers, and/or
sunglasses, shall not be worn on school property, unless required by a physician
or authorized by school personnel.
Students are prohibited
from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or
vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment. The waistband
of shorts, slacks, skirts, and similar garments shall not be worn below the
hips. Clothing which is not worn appropriately, is not properly fastened, is
suggestive, or has tears that reveal or expose body parts, has printing with
words or pictures that have a sexual connotation will not be permitted. All
trousers, including oversized or low-hanging trousers, must be worn and secured
at waist level. Underwear, midriff and back may not be exposed. If belts,
suspenders, and straps are worn, they shall be worn in place and
Any articles of clothing
or jewelry that may cause injury to oneself or to other students are not
All students must
adhere to these minimal guidelines for acceptable apparel and appearance. A
school may implement a school uniform requirement through the shared
decision-making process, with input from the School Advisory Council. In order
to maximize instructional time, students will be given an opportunity to
immediately correct dress code violations.