Coweta County Schools Dress Code Guidelines

Each Coweta County school is responsible for setting and enforcing a dress code for students. The school's principal or other duly authorized school official shall determine if a student's attire or grooming meets reasonable and appropriate guidelines.

Parents and students should consult their school's guide or call the principal for information regarding specific dress code requirements in their school. However, the following standards are generally common to each school:

Book Bags: Coweta County Schools no longer require clear or mesh book bags.

Coweta County Schools generally discourage or prohibit rolling book bags. Please check with your school before purchasing a book bag if you have a question about what is allowable.

Elementary School Dress Standards

  • Students should wear clothing that is clean and suitable for school activities, keeping in mind weather conditions and good taste. Shoes must be worn at all times. Pants are to be worn at the waist and fastened securely.
  • The following are not to be worn at school:
  • Halter-tops, tank tops, fishnet tops and midriff blouses.  
  • Excessively large or baggy clothing.
  • Tops and dresses with spaghetti straps.
  • Muscle shirts.
  • Shirts that advertise alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
  • Short shorts and skirts (Your index finger should touch the hem of the shorts).
  • Shorts covered by a full-length shirt.
  • Bicycle pants or shorts.
  • Clothing with open holes above the knee.
  • Clothing that is suggestive, advocates disobedience to society or causes a possible disruption to the school.
  • Clothing or attire with statements or symbols which might be deemed offensive to others, violent or of a threatening nature.
  • Shoes with cleats and/or wheels (heelys).
  • Hardware chains.
  • Caps, hats, visors, any other headgear, and sunglasses.

Middle School Dress Standards

Middle School Dress Standards can be found in the most current Middle School Student Handbook. See page 18 at the link below.

Middle School Student Handbook

High School Dress Standards

Everyone in Coweta County high schools is expected to dress and be groomed in accordance with acceptable standards of cleanliness, good taste, and appropriateness. The established standard has been set to discourage clothing that may be a distraction to the learning environment and possible safety of students. It is not our intent to thwart self-expression or exercise unreasonable control over students; however, current trends seem to favor certain modes of dress which are inappropriate for school, causing distractions to the learning environment, and sometimes putting the students in situations not best for them.

The dress standard is as follows:

  • All shirts and dresses must have sleeves. Tank tops, tube tops, and shirts without sleeves are not acceptable.
  • Students will be permitted to wear shorts, dresses, and skirts, provided they reach the end of the fingertips or longer. (Splits in skirts/dresses/shorts must be below the fingertips.) Miniskirts, mini-dresses, and short shorts are not permitted.
  • Overalls may be worn with both straps fastened and on the shoulders. A shirt must be worn under overalls.
  • Pants must be worn properly at the hips.
  • Chains or sharp objects are not permitted.
  • Low cut, see through, strapless, or backless dresses/shirts may not be worn.
  • No student should dress in such a way that his/her underwear is partially or totally exposed.  The waist and top portions of boxer shorts and briefs, bra straps and bra sides should not show.
  • No student may wear any jewelry, clothing, or carry backpacks which display or suggest alcohol, drugs, tobacco, weaponry, profanity, vulgarity, sexual innuendo, or scatological humor.
  • No student may wear any jewelry, clothing, or carry backpacks which display or suggest anything inflammatory or degrading to a particular race, creed, or culture.
  • No student will wear camouflage outfits.
  • No student will wear trench coats.
  • No student may wear clothes with holes above the knees, in the crotch, or under the buttocks.
  • Hats, headbands, bandannas, sunglasses, stocking caps, hoods, picks/combs, and other headgear are not permitted.
  • Blouses, dresses, or skirts which expose the areas of the stomach, side, or back are not permitted.
  • Excessively form-fitting or loose-fitting clothing is not permitted.
  • Any clothing/jewelry or improperly worn clothing deemed gang related by the administration will not be permitted.