Dress Code

Dress Code

In an effort to maintain a safe and orderly campus, as well as sustain a strong focus on academic achievement, the Clark school community will follow the following Dress Code for all students. Dress code enforcement begins from the moment a student enters the campus until they leave the campus at the end of the day. The dress code applies to field trips and all other school-related activities, including participation in Prime Time activities. Students who violate the dress code will be sent to the office to change. Parents/guardians will be contacted and required to bring a change of clothing. Multiple violations will result in disciplinary action and the parent/guardian will be contacted. Adhering to the dress code is one way students show that they wish to be a part of the Clark Middle School community.

All students will dress in clothing that meets the following criterion:

  • NO advertising or promoting of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, gambling, weapons, gangs, violence or other vulgar or sexually provocative content.

  • NO words or pictures that negatively represent any gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

  • NO gang-affiliated clothing, bright green, blue or red, bandanas, gloves or wallet chains.
  • NO sagging pants.
  • NO shorts more than 2 below the knees.
  • NO shirts longer than the finger tips with arms at your sides.
  • NO dresses, shorts or skirts shorter than two inches above the knee.
  • NO bare midriffs, low necklines or high side seam cut shorts or skirts.
  • NO tank tops, tube/strapless tops, muscle shirts or spaghetti straps. Sleeveless tops must be three inches wide at the shoulders.
  • NO overly tight or too loose fitting clothes.
  • NO sport jerseys, shirts or jackets.
  • NO sunglasses.
  • NO hats or anything worn on the head except for religious/cultural reasons.
  • NO big hoop earrings, no spike earrings, studded bracelets or necklaces or other potentially dangerous jewelry items.
  • NO belts longer than 3 past buckle and they must have plain buckles (no insignia), no spikes,no suspenders.
  • NO open-toe, open heel, high heel, flip flops or slippers.
  • NO shoe lace colors except white, black, brown or tan colored laces.
  • NO rubber bands around pant legs.
  • NO items that are not school-related and may distract from the learning environment.
  • NO graffiti, writing, or drawings on backpacks (we have loaners).
  • NO writing on the body (sent to nurse to wash).
    • No Hoods may not be worn inside the rooms or in the hallways.


Student must change clothing plus:

  1. Warning/Documentation (log in Deans Office)
  1. Detention/Referral
  1. Parent Conference
  1. Wednesday School
  1. Campus Beautification/Saturday School
  1. Suspension
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