Dress for Success

Springfield High School

Dress for Success Standards

Personal Appearance

Springfield High School’s personal appearance and Dress for Success standards reflect the following goals:

  • To maintain an environment conducive to academic excellence by eliminating distractions from the learning environment
  • To ensure that students are college and career ready
  • To allow for consistent application of guidelines by staff and administration

General Appearance

  • Students are to present themselves at school in a manner that is modest, clean and appropriate for learning.
  • Clothing and accessories must be free of any messages that suggest sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violence, racism, discriminatory language, gangs or any other content inconsistent with a positive learning environment as interpreted by staff.
  • Dress for Success standards apply on all school days and when students are representing Springfield High School at any school-sponsored event whether on or off campus.


  • Bandanas, heavy chains, sharp-pointed jewelry or belts, wallet chains and belts with chains are not to be worn. Sunglasses may not be worn indoors.
  • Fashion hair bands are acceptable with the exception of bandanas.
  • No blankets; if a blanket is your only coat, please see administration


  • All shirts must have straps and/or sleeves that fully cover undergarments at all times.
  • Crop tops, halter tops, bare midriff, spaghetti straps or strapless shirts are not permitted.
  • When sitting or standing, the shirt must meet or cover the top of the pants/shorts/skirt at all times.
  • Undergarments must not be visible at any time.
  • The neckline of shirts must be high enough to cover cleavage.


  • Pants and shorts must not sag and underwear must not be visible.
  • Skirts/dresses should be no shorter 6 inches from the top of the knee cap.
  • Shorts must have an inseam of at least 3 inches; this includes athletic shorts.
  • Pajama bottoms or boxer shorts are unacceptable.


  • Shoes must be worn at school at all times


  • Students who represent the school in voluntary activity may be required to meet additional dress and grooming standards.

To encourage students to Dress for Success, staff and administration will:

  • Educate students on Dress for Success standards.
  • Designate a point person to help students acquire appropriate clothing

If the Dress for Success standards cause a financial hardship, please see administration.

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