Central High School

Dress Code

Dress Code


Students are expected to exhibit pride in their dress and overall grooming. A proper atmosphere is essential for the education of each student, and appearance and behavior are two key ingredients for a positive environment. The following information is provided for appropriate and consistent student attire. The school’s administration and faculty will strictly enforce the dress code. Failure to comply will result in the student not being able to attend class or school.

What to wear

  • Slacks:Khaki-color only- woven only, standard or cargo is fine, no knit pants
  • Shorts: Khaki color only- woven only, standard or cargo is fine, no knit shorts
    • No more than 3 inches above the knee and hemmed
  • Shirts: Golf/Polo style with collar
    • 9th Grade (students with less than 6 credits): Purple polo shirts
    • 10th-11th Grade: White polo shirts
    • 12th Grade: Navy Blue polo shirts
  • Outerwear: Jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters must either be one of the grade level colors, Central themed, solid gray or solid black. Blue jean jackets are permitted. Hooded items must have the hood concealed “tucked in”. NO VISIBLE HOODS while in the buildings/classrooms.
    • Students must have on grade level polo shirt with ALL outerwear.
  • Shoes: Street shoes or athletic shoes are permitted, No high heels, flip-flops, strapless sandals, slides or house shoes.

Points of Clarification

  • Undershirts may be white, gray, black, or the appropriate grade level color.
  • Students may wear approved outerwear in the school building. Any other items should be placed in the student’s locker at the beginning of the school day.
  • All students are to wear pants and shorts at the waist level
  • Students must wear shoes at all times when in school building.
  • Students may not display slogans or graphics, which in any way promote or sanction obscenities, gangs, drugs, or alcohol; this includes jewelry.
  • Students who are pregnant should wear maternity clothing, which conforms to the colors and guideline in the dress code.
  • Students are to be properly dressed upon entering the school building.
  • Students may NOT wear the following in the school building:

  • Hoodies -hoods must be “tucked in” if worn
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeveless Shirts/tank tops
  • Jerseys or t-shirts
  • Hats, caps, hoods
  • Earbuds*
  • Bandanas in any form (in hair, on body or hanging from pockets)
  • Oversized sized headbands/headgear (must be navy, white, purple, gray or black)

Noncompliance with the dress code will result in disciplinary action.


Electronic Devices

Cellphones and IPADS can be used before/after school, during class changes and during lunch.  Students must have them OFF and out of sight during class unless the teacher is allowing them for instructional purposes.  Teachers may collect devices at the start of class. * Earbuds may not be worn between 7:20 and 2:20. Exception: one earbud may be worn during lunch only.

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