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Dress Code

Student Dress Code

The purpose of the dress code is to promote a learning environment that is safe, respectful and free from distractions. The following dress code applies to all students at Carson Middle School during regular school hours and at all school sponsored events or activities:


  • No sagging pants or shorts. Shorts/undergarments must not be visible under pants.
  • No holes, rips, or tears above the knee.
  • Leggings or yoga style pants are prohibited unless underneath a skirt, dress or shorts and must extend below the knee.


  • Shorts must extend below the student’s fingertips with arms in a relaxed position and must be hemmed (no cut-offs). No holes, rips, or tears. No Spandex shorts.


  • Skirts or dresses must extend below the student’s fingertips with arms in a relaxed position.
  • Skirts or dresses that do not extend below the knee may only be worn with leggings underneath that extend below the knee. No tights.


  • Shirts must have sleeves that cover the shoulders. No halter-tops, tube tops, muscle shirts, tank tops, backless shirts, sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps or strapless garments.
  • Blouses and shirts must cover the entire torso at all times. Skin must not be visible at the midriff when arms are raised above the student’s head.
  • No low-cut necklines or exposed cleavage.


  • Shoes with hard soles and a back must be worn at all times. No flip-flops, slippers, and/or slide-in shoes.


  • Undergarments (underwear, boxers, bras, etc.) must not be visible. No pajamas, bathrobes, or blankets.


  • Any attire or accessories associated with gangs, tobacco, nicotine, drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence, vulgar language/illustrations or discrimination are prohibited.
  • Hats, caps, hoods, heavy scarves, other head coverings, gloves or heavy jackets may not be worn inside the building.
  • No bandanas of any color.
  • No earbuds, air pods, or headphones except in a classroom for learning purposes with teacher permission.
  • No trench-style coats.
  • Belts and buckles must be free of gang insignias, spikes, drug references or inappropriate messages. No chains or hanging/extended belt lengths.
  • Clothes or accessories that are determined by school administration to interfere with school safety or the learning environment are prohibited.

Students who do not dress in accordance with the Carson Middle School Dress Code will be issued appropriate clothing to remain at school or parents will be contacted to bring appropriate clothing to school. Appropriate progressive disciplinary action will be taken by school administration for students who do not follow the dress code and may include detention, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension.