Dress Code


    Franklin Middle School Uniform Policy

    At Franklin Middle School, we highly value professionalism, both in appearance and behavior. The following additional dress code guidelines are expected for all students who will attend class sessions each day.

    Shirts:    Students will wear collared shirts; the shirts must be in solid colors of black, purple or grey.  Students are not permitted to alter their uniform shirts (example: no tying shirts in knots, etc.). For those students who would choose to wear undershirts or a crew neck sweat shirt over their collared shirt, those articles must also be solid in color (black, purple, or grey). Students are not permitted to wear undershirts that are not within uniform dress code colors.

    Pants:  Pants must be solid colors of khaki, black or grey.  Skirts and shorts are allowed as long as they are in compliance with the district expectations. (See below)

    ·         No Leggings

    ·         No Tights


    ·         No Sweatpants

    ·         No Gym Short

    **Franklin Hoodies will be permitted in the building. Any hoodie not within Franklin dress code is not allowed in the building. Crew neck sweatshirts (worn with collared uniform shirt underneath) that are solid black, purple, grey will also be permitted in the building.


    Spirit Gear Fridays – Every Friday throughout the year, students can wear Spirit Gear on Fridays. Spirit Gear is considered any shirts that have Franklin sponsored groups/events or the Franklin Viper on it. Students may not wear hoodies as part of Spirit Gear days. Uniform dress code bottoms (pants, skirts, etc.) must be worn on Spirit Gear Fridays.


    District 6 Student Dress Code

    A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District-wide standards on student attire are intended to encourage school pride and unity, and thereby help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety. The Board recognizes that students have a right to express themselves through dress and personal appearance; however, students shall not wear apparel that is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom, to the educational process, to the environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school, that presents health or safety concerns, or that contains lettering or symbols that are obscene or profane.  Any student deemed in violation of the student dress code shall be required to change into appropriate clothing or make arrangements to have appropriate clothing brought to school immediately. In this case, there shall be no further penalty.

    Non-negotiable universal student dress code expectations

    1.     Any clothing item or accessory that causes a disruption to school safety, personal safety and/or the learning environment may result in discretionary intervention by school administrators.

    2.     Tattoos, clothing or accessories that display drugs, sexual innuendos, inappropriate language, alcohol, tobacco products or gang connotations are not permitted. Tattoos displaying any of these must be covered at all times.

    3.     No hats are permitted inside of the school building during the school day. If “hoodies” are worn, the hood may not be worn inside of the school (religious headwear exceptions).

    4.     Sunglasses or dark glasses, absent a verified medical condition, are not to be worn or displayed inside of the school building.

    5.     Trench coats are not permitted anywhere on school property.

    6.     Soled shoes or sandals must be worn at all times (no “bedroom” slippers or similar footwear).

    7.     No exposed undergarments.

    8.     Inappropriately sheer, tight or low-cut clothing that bares or exposes traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach, buttocks, back, breasts or cleavage is not permitted.

    9.     No shaved or notched eyebrows (absent a verified medical condition).

    10.   No red or blue belts or shoelaces.

    11.   No team jerseys or belt buckles that display the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 or 81.

    12.   No solid red or solid blue shirts (other than designated school uniforms).

    13.   No red or blue “Dickies” or “Southpole” brand pants, shorts or shirts.

    14.   No red or blue bandanas or any color bandana that is draped on clothing or hanging out of a pocket. 


    Appropriate athletic clothing may be worn in physical education classes.  Clothing normally worn when participating in school sponsored extra-curricular or sports activities (such as cheerleading uniforms and the like) may be worn to school when approved by the sponsor or coach.

    Holes in jeans are not permitted when they violate any of the above.  Dresses and/or tights must reach below the fingertips to be allowed.