North College Hill City School District

Dress Code Policy



TOPS:                          RED (TRADITIONAL RED – NO MAROON)


                                    BLUE (NAVY OR LIGHT BLUE – NO TURQUOISE OR    ROYAL BLUE)


BOTTOMS:                   TAN/KHAKI

                                    NAVY BLUE (NO DENIM)




The North College Hill City School Board of Education believes that a neat and orderly appearance is a positive factor for school success.  In keeping with that belief, the following dress code shall be adhered to by all students enrolled in the North College Hill Middle School.


Permitted attire:

  1. Students must wear ONE solid white, red, or blue (light or navy) shirt with a collar.  No royal blue, turquoise, or maroon shirts are permitted.  Shirts may include oxfords, polo style, dress shirts, blouses, and turtlenecks.  No logos, insignias, or messages are permitted.  Shirts are to be tucked into bottoms. No exposed midriffs.  All but the top button must be buttoned.  Shirts must not be layered.
  2. Students must wear plain navy blue or khaki traditional or classic fit pants, slacks, shorts, skirts, or skorts.  Bottoms must be worn around the waist.  A belt must be worn if bottoms have belt loops.  If the belt loops have been cut, a belt is still required. All bottoms must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.  Building administrator has sole discretion for determining appropriate length. Leggings may be worn under slacks, capris, shorts, skirts or skorts. Leggings must be solid red, white, black or navy blue.
  3. A solid white, red, light blue or navy blue sweater (pullover or cardigan), sweatshirt, or lightweight fleece pullover may be worn over the white, red, or blue collared shirt.  Hoods and logos are not permitted on sweaters, sweatshirts, or fleece pullovers.
  4. A PLAIN white, red, or blue t-shirt may be worn UNDER the white, red, or blue collared shirt as an under-shirt. 
  5. During cold weather students may wear a long sleeve plain white t-shirt or long sleeve white thermal shirt under the collared shirt. 


Prohibited attire:

  1. T-shirts/jerseys
  2. Sweatshirts not of uniform colors
  3. Jackets or coats
  4. Denim tops and bottoms
  5. Spandex or excessively tight fitting clothing
  6. Oversized/baggy clothing
  7. Shirts with logos, insignias, or messages
  8. Attire or accessories that are gang related
  9. Slippers, backless shoes, crocs, “flip-flops”, bare feet, shoe skates
  10. Charms, belts, wallets, or other accessories/clothing items that are attached to a chain.
  11. Any accessory/clothing item which could, in the judgment of the building administrator, cause injury or disruption of school activities


A   Additional guidelines:

  1.       All clothing must be clean and in good repair.
  2.       No undergarments may show.
  3.       Students may wear solid, plain headbands if they are red, white, blue or black. No scarves, bandanas, head jewelry,  etc., are permitted to be worn.
  4.       Any button, jewelry, hair accessory, or other accessory which displays vulgar, lewd, obscene, or plainly offensive  language that may lead to interference of school activities is prohibited. This includes any accessory that advocates  the use of alcohol or drugs and any accessory that makes reference to or identifies gangs.
  5.       The building administrator may allow modifications to the dress code on specified days (for example, spirit days.)
  6.       Purses are not permitted in class. All purses must be kept in lockers.
  7.       Book bags or totes large enough to carry textbooks are not permitted in class. All book bags and totes must be kept  in lockers.
  8.       Key chains (lanyards) may be worn around the neck. Lanyards should not hang below the waist.  Lanyards must hold  keys only.  If a lanyard is distracting, the student will be asked to remove it.


Students who, in the judgment of administration, are dressed inappropriately for school may be sent home or removed from class until proper clothing can be secured.


The building administrator may modify dress code policy as warranted during the school year.  Students will be notified via announcements and/or letter distributed in homerooms.  Failure to abide by the dress code will result in disciplinary actions.




  1. Outerwear jackets, coats, hats, visors, headbands, head coverings, non-prescription glasses, ear muffs, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses, book bags, radios/CD players, and other electronic devices will be placed in lockers before by 8:15 am and remain in lockers until 3:05 pm. Laser pointers are not permitted on school grounds or at school-sponsored events.
  2. Grooming articles (i.e., combs, brushes, picks, make-up) should remain in pockets/purses/lockers unless utilized in appropriate areas (i.e., restrooms). Purses, including drawstring sport bag purses, are not permitted in class. There is to be no grooming in classrooms and hallways.
  3. Students should not bring excessive amounts of money to school.