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Dress Code

In order for Bradley County Schools to provide safe and secure schools and enhance the educational focus, Bradley Central High School, established the following standards for student dress and appearance. The BCHS dress code encourages an atmosphere of school pride, scholarship, and productivity which is important for providing quality education. Dress and grooming must be modest, clean, and decent, not drawing attention to the individual or distracting from learning.  It is the student’s and parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that the student arrives at school in compliance with the dress code.  Students out of dress code will receive consequences in accordance with Bradley County policy.


  • All Students are expected to abide by the standardized student dress.
  • Violations that are able to be corrected will be corrected at the time the violation occurs without missing class.
  • Repeated violations will result in disciplinary consequences.
  • If a student arrives at school and refuses to comply with standardized dress, he/she will not be allowed to attend classes. The student will be placed in In-School Suspension until a parent/guardian is contacted to bring appropriate clothing for the student.
  • If a parent/guardian has a question regarding a particular item, please seek clarification from the school administration before wearing the item.
  • Any type of clothing or tattoos that advertises, depicts, or displays alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal substances, profanity, sexual innuendos, gang identification, drug paraphernalia, racial/religious/political inflammatory pictures or language of any kind are strictly prohibited.
  • Bandanas, gloves, beads, beaded attire, and blankets are never allowed. This list is not all-inclusive. 

*In matters of opinion, the decision of the school will prevail.  



  • All shirts must have a sleeve.
  • Students may wear T-Shirts. If a t-shirt is worn, it must be appropriate for the learning environment.  If the shirt references a school, it must only reference Bradley Central High School. Layering is acceptable as long as the outerwear meets the criteria and remains on throughout the day. Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to, shirts that acknowledge other secondary schools.
  • Tops, shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back, shoulders, and cleavage. 
  • Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to, items with a low neckline or see-through material. 


  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must approach the knees. *Athletic shorts (fingertip length)
  • Stretch pants, spandex, leather, and yoga pants must be worn with a shirt which protects the modesty of the wearer.
  • Pajama pants and fleece are not allowed
  • Holes are allowed if below the fingertips

*In matters of opinion, the decision of the school will prevail.  



  • 1st Offense- Warning; Change of Clothing
  • 2nd Offense- Parent Contact, ISS will be assigned until a change of school appropriate clothing can be brought to school. 
  • 3rd Offense- Parent Contact, ISS 1 Day
  • 4th Offense- Parent Conference