Dress Code




All students of the Cobb County School District (District) are encouraged to observe a standard of grooming and dress consistent with the level of formality of the school situation. The McCleskey Standard of Dress is based on Cobb County School Board policy and is applicable to all students.  


Multiple reminders to remain in compliance with the Standard of Dress will result in progressive disciplinary action.  


All students shall maintain the following minimum standard of dress:  

1.    Appropriate shoes shall be worn—athletic shoes for PE/Health, close-toed shoes for labs and outdoor activities.  

2.    Midriffs/torsos shall be covered.  

3.    Appropriate under-garments (including under-shorts and compression pants) shall be worn and may not be visible.  

4.    Strapless garments shall be worn with a jacket.  

5.    Tank-tops shall be worn with a jacket.  

6.    Students are not to wear pajamas or house shoes  

7.    Students may wear shorts, skirts, and dresses. The bottom of the shorts must reach at least 5 inches above the knee around the entire leg.  

8.    Holes in clothing are not to be worn above the knee. 

9.    No caps, hats, bandanas nor hoods covering the head are to be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity during which they are deemed appropriate by administration. Administrators shall evaluate requests to wear coverings in accordance with sincerely held religious belief on a case-by-case basis.  

10.    Clothing or ornamentation that does any of the following is prohibited:  

    Displays or advertises substances illegal for minors.  

    Displays suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities.  

    Advocates, promotes, or suggests illegal activity. 


All students of the Cobb County School System shall be required to maintain the level of personal hygiene 

necessary to ensure a healthful school environment and to refrain from any mode of dress which proves to contribute to any disruption of normal school functions.