• Student Dress Code Policy


    The dress code policy is designed to help create a safe and positive learning environment that encourages all scholars to achieve their full potential. The district encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students are to wear the appropriate dress attire during the school day and at school-sponsored activities. The Cartwright School District has adopted student uniforms and a dress code has been established for all schools to promote learning, increase safety on school grounds, foster unity, and minimize clothing expenses. Uniforms are our preferred choice, however, since we are rebranding our school’s image and vision we are allowing students to self-express and wear a "free dress" as long as it is within the school dress code. It is our expectation that ALL students abide by the following dress code guidelines


    Acceptable Dress

    Unacceptable dress

    • Polo Shirts (any color)
    • Pants, shorts, skirts (any color)
    • Jeans *******Jeans must have limited or no rips/holes.
    • Sweats (any color)
    • Closed-toe shoes
    • Glenn L. Downs spirit shirt 
    • Dresses, shorts, and skirts not shorter than 5 inches from the knee.

    • Cropped tops or midriff-baring tops- The shirt and/or blouse must overlap the pants so that the midsection is not revealed even with the student’s arms raised.
    • See-through or mesh material
    • Strapless, spaghetti straps or tank tops
    • Shorts, skirts, and dresses that are less than 5 inches from the knee
    • Sagging pants or dragging pants (no showing garments under the outer pants)
    • Apparel with inappropriate slogans or pictures
    • Sandals or open-toed shoes
    • Shoes with a heel (except on specially designated times such as 8th Grade Promotion)
    • Holes in bottoms (jeans, shorts, etc.)
    • Tights, leggings, or jeggings, or other form-fitting pants unless the clothing above meet the 5 inches above the knee length requirement.
    • Pajama pants, shirts, or bedroom slippers (except on special days in classrooms)
    • Unsafe items (metal chains, heavy medallions, metal spikes, etc.)
    • Hats, hoods, wave caps, or other hair coverings except in cases of recognized religious beliefs or for medical reasons.