Shelby County Schools

Uniform Policy

All Memphis City School students are REQUIRED to wear UNIFORMS!!!!

Guidelines :

Tops (shirts, blouses) must be white, with collars and sleeves.

•  Acceptable styles include Polo or golf-style shirts, Oxford or button-down dress shirts, white blouses with Peter Pan collars.

•  Long sleeve and short sleeve versions (of the above mentioned style) are both acceptable.

•  Sleeveless tops are NOT acceptable.

•  A Colored shirt worn underneath or over polo shirt is NOT acceptable.

Bottoms (pants, walking shorts, skirts and jumpers) must be black, khaki tan or navy.

•  Acceptable pant styles include full-length dress pants, boot-cut or straight-legged pants, cargo pants, straight-legged Capri pants, cropped pants and knee-length walking shorts.

•  Skirts or jumpers must also be at the knee or longer .

•  Jeans, tight fitting or baggy pants are NOT acceptable.

•  Pants must be fitted at the waist and BELTS worn daily!!!!!

Shoes should not have heels higher than an inch and a half.

•  Athletic or tennis shoes, as well as boots, are acceptable.

•  If sandals are worn, they must have a heel strap.

•  House shoes/slippers are NOT acceptable.

Outwear (jackets and coats) cannot be worn in the building.

•  Light jackets designed for cooler weather must comply with the uniform colors.  

•  Jackets and sweaters worn inside must be the following colors: White, Khaki, Black or Navy Blue (No exceptions)

Clothing should not have any visible logos.

These guidelines apply to ALL students.


•  First Offense:

Student will contact parents and parents will be asked to bring proper uniform clothing.   If the parent cannot come to school, the child will be assigned In-School suspension for the remainder of the day and a notice of compliance will be sent home.

•  Second Offense:

Student will be assigned In-School Suspension and parent conference will be requested for the next day to clear the child out of In-school suspension.

Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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