Shelby County Schools

Uniform Policy

Students are required to wear uniforms. The guidelines apply to all students.
Ross Elementary wholeheartedly supports the uniform policy by enforcing compliance.

For more information, call the school office or
the Memphis City Schools' Uniform Hotline at 325-5404.


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

Acceptable styles include Polo or golf-style shirts, Oxford or button-down dress shirts, turtlenecks, and white blouses with Peter Pan collars.   Long sleeves and short sleeves are both acceptable.  Sleeveless tops are not acceptable. All clothing worn over and under the uniform top must be white. Vests, shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, cardigans, and lightweight jackets are now permitted as items that may be worn over the uniform top. They must be white, tan, navy blue or black. T-shirts may be worn as undergarments.

Bottoms (pants, walking shorts, skirts and jumpers) must be black, khaki tan or navy blue. At Ross Elementary, we prefer our students wear blue or khaki tan bottoms. Acceptable pants 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 knee-length or longer.

Denim jeans, tight-fitting or baggy pants are NOT acceptable. If belts are worn, they must be fitted at the waist.

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. No flip-flops.

No denim material may be worn as part of the uniform clothing. All uniform clothing must be plain without any manufacturer’s logos, brand names, pictures, advertising, or insignias visible on the clothing.

Heavy coats, heavy jackets and raincoats are not covered by these regulations and are not to be worn during the school day unless permitted by the principal for special circumstances.

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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