The Cobb County School District recognizes that the dress and
grooming of students both individually and collectively are
significant factors in the successful operations of our
educational program. We believe that one of the educational
responsibilities of the school is to help make students aware
that appropriate appearances and hygiene are conducive to the
well being of themselves and others.
Each student will be expected to maintain a standard of dress
and grooming that is consistent with the level of formality of
the school situation. We seek the assistance of parents in
monitoring their child(ren)’s clothing to ensure that it is
appropriate to the classroom.
Clothing which is distracting, disruptive, or creates an unsafe
situation may not be worn to school. If a child is not
appropriately dressed, a parent may be contacted. The dress code
applies to all school functions.
These minimum standards should help define appropriate school
Clothing must be modest and not revealing or provocative. Tank
tops and halters are not permitted. Cleavage must not show.
Short shorts and cutoffs are not permitted.
Clothing must be worn as it was intended - overalls secured over
both shoulders, pants with both legs down etc.
Clothing must not reveal underwear. Shirts/Dresses must not be
see-through or reveal the midriff.
No sagging pants; all pants will be worn at the waist.
No pajama pants or house slippers.
Spandex-type pants or bike shorts are not allowed.
No headgear (hats, stocking caps, do-rags, bandanas, forehead
bands and hoods) is to be worn inside the building.
Students may not wear clothing that displays or advertises
obscene slogans or signs, profanity, gang symbols, gang related
materials or any substance illegal for minors, such as beer,
Clothing or ornamentation advocating, promoting, or suggesting
illegal activity is prohibited.
Rule of “thumb”:
Look in the mirror just before leaving your home.
If you are in doubt about what you are wearing, you
should consider wearing something else.
Another guideline: three
fingers or more for straps on tops, fingertip length for shorts,
dresses, and boys t-shirts must have sleeves.
The preceding dress code list is
not inclusive. We reserve the right to determine whether
or not clothing is appropriate for school. The principal or
his/her designee shall be the final judge as to the
appropriateness, neatness, and cleanliness of the apparel and
whether it is disruptive or in violation of the dress code.
Enforcement Guidelines Dress
First offense –Administrative referral
Second offense – ISS
– Administrator Discretion (e.g.,
multiple days of ISS or suspension from school for
insubordination to follow dress code policy)
Parents may be contacted
to bring appropriate clothing. If a student cannot correct the
offensive/inappropriate dress, he/she will be assigned to ISS
for the remainder of the school day. Shirts with inappropriate
language or graphics are to be turned inside out and the dress
code violation will be administered as stated previously.
It is not acceptable for students to argue with teachers or
administrators. Students will be referred for
defiance/insubordination if they argue or behave in an otherwise
disruptive manner when the dress code is enforced.