Skip To Main Content

Dress Code

Rowan County Middle School (6-8) Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline


Nothing in this Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline should be construed as taking priority over sound judgment or doing the right thing. Every situation is not covered. There may be situations where good judgment will be the only regulation.

Dress Code

Dress Code


Inappropriate school dress in any style of clothing that would be disruptive to the educational process or to the safety of the students. Hair, clothing and/or accessories must not impede vision or movement which may lead to unsafe conditions for the individual or others. The following is a list of inappropriate dress:

1. Shirts, Blouses, Tops, Clothing

a. No spaghetti straps, tube tops, or halter tops. Tops should cover the shoulder. “Dropped arm hole” clothing is not permitted. Tank tops or blouses must be worn beneath mesh, lace or other sheer fabric shirts/blouses/dresses, etc.  font

b. No clothing depicting pictures, language, statements or graphics that are obscene, racially or ethnically offensive, pertain to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or sex, whether blatant or implied, or political advertisments (slogans or endorsements);

c. No shirts or blouses that are too short to cover the stomach and back at all times are allowed. Shirts must be able to be tucked in;

d. No tight fitting clothing are permitted and proper undergarmets must be worn.

2. Pants, Leggings, Shorts, Skirts

a. Waistbands of garments must be worn above the hips with no undergarments showing;

b. Tight fitting pants/leggings are permitted as long as it is paired with a shirt that reach the length of the fingertips

c. Shorts and skirts must  reach the length of the fingertips. Cuts/holes in pants should not be above the knee.

d. No inappropriate language or graphics (see shirts above);

e. No pajama type pants or shorts, or blankets allowed.

3. Shoes

a. No house shoes;

b. No rollerblades, Heelys, or retractable skates at any time.

4.  No costume or costume accessories will be worn. Hats will only be worn on hat day. Bandanas can only be worn as masks for COVID safety purposes.

a. No picks, combs, rakes or rollers.

5. Outerwear The following dress code guidelines apply specifically to the academic school hours and to school related field trips or events which are academically related. (Students participating in athletic events or social events shall follow dress code expectations related to those events.)