Mabry Elementary School has adopted a mandatory school uniform policy for all our students.

The uniform policy which began in the 1998-1999 school year, was instituted based on research that has shown improvement in discipline, time on task, decrease in tardies, and overall improvement in respect for oneself and others. It also has served as a safety measure in quickly identifying a Mabry student. A survey of parents from February 1998 to May 2013 shows a positive response to our mandatory uniform policy.

Dress Code and Grooming Policy

  1. Mabry has a mandatory school uniform policy.
  2. Shoes shall be worn and be securely fastened to the feet and have a low heel height. Footwear must be suitable for outdoor physical education classes and unsafe shoes such as "skate tennis Shoes" and "Crocs" are not allowed.
  3. Clothing that exposes the entire shoulder, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or similar type clothing may be worn only with a blouse or shirt. Clothing exposing the torso or the midriff, either front, back or sides shall not be worn. Underwear shall not be visible. Clothing shall not expose the mid-chest area.
  4. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. The general appearance of students should reflect neatness and good personal hygiene.
  5. Head coverings shall not be worn in the building unless requied for religious observance or health related reasons.
  6. Mini skirts, mini dresses and short shorts are not permitted. Hemlines shall be no shorter than fingertip length.
  7. All pants and shorts shall be secured at the waist.
  8. Garments and/or jewelry which display or suggest sexual. vulgar, drug, gang, weapons, or alcohol-related wording or graphics, or which provoke or may tend to provoke violence or disruption in the school, shall not be worn.
  9. Leggings are permitted in school colors only.
  10. We encourage students to wear winter clothing in school colors; however outerwear can be of any color.

The mandatory student uniform consists of the following:

  • Solid white, red or navy top with a collar. (Knit pullover shirt, blouse, and button-up shirt or turtleneck shirt.)
  • Solid navy or khaki bottom. (Shorts, long pants, skirt, jumper, or sweatpants.)
  • No athletic shorts or items with sports logos.
  • Students are permitted to wear a school-sponsored T-shirt on Fridays or specially designated days. (i.e. field trips)
  • Shoes shall be secured to the feet and have a low heel height. Footwear must be suitable for outdoor physical education classes and unsafe shoes such as flip flops, skate tennis shoes, and "Crocs" are not allowed.

Exceptions to the dress code shall be permitted when:

  • A student wears a uniform of a nationally recognized youth organization, such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, on regular meeting days.
  • A student wears a costume or special clothing necessary for a school play or other school-sponsored activity as permitted by the principal.
  • The wearing of clothing in compliance with the uniform policy violates a student's sincerely held religious belief.
  • A student's parent or guardian has secured permission from the principal due to unusual circumstances.

Compliance Measures

The school will use positive reinforcement measures to encourage full compliance with the uniform policy.

Annual Evaluation

The school will conduct an evaluation at the end of each school year to determine the effects of the mandatory school uniform policy. Data will be solicited from the school records, school staff, parents, and other members of the school community.

Financial Hardships

No student shall be denied attendance at school nor otherwise penalized for failure to wear clothing that complies wiht the uniform policy if such failure is due to financial hardship. An application procedure has been established to assist families in need.