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Dress Code

Campbellsville Middle School

Dress Code





At CMS, we believe student dress should be conducive to a positive school environment, not disturbing others or attracting attention unnecessarily.

Appropriateness and moderation in all things, concern for health and safety of students and avoidance of distractions to educational processes are the guiding principles of the student dress code.

The school will assume responsibility for ruling on specific items of clothing and general appearance. 



  • Only solid twill, plaid or khaki dress pants, slacks or blue jeans can be worn. All pants must be free of holes, rips, cuts or tears. Any fray in jeans that reveals skin or undergarments must be worn with leggings. No skin can be showing. Pajama jeans or jeggings must have a front and back knee-length covering.

  • Pants must be worn at the waist, hemmed and off the floor and fit properly.

  • Sweatpants are permitted.


Skirts / Shorts / Capri

  • Must follow the guidelines for the pants section and be at knee level.

  • NO slits.

  • Leggings may be worn under a skirt or a dress.

  • Shirts/dresses worn over leggings must be at fingertip length on all sides.

  • Athletic shorts are not permitted.



  • T-shirts will be allowed as long as the print or design of the shirt is not deemed inappropriate or deemed to be causing a distraction to others or to the learning process. Prohibited shirts will include but not be limited to shirts displaying sexual content, drugs and alcohol, violence, Playboy bunnies and any shirt deemed inappropriate by school administration.

  • All shirts must be of sufficient length to ensure no skin is visible. This applies to neckline and waistband.

  • No cap sleeve or sleeveless shirts.

  • Sweatshirts or sweaters may be worn over the above described shirts and must fit properly and be worn at waist level. Oversized sweatshirts must be removed.

  • Hoodies may be worn at CMS. SBDM members define hoodies as being a pull over without a full-length opening. It must be worn without excessive length.



  • Shoes must be worn that are secured to the heel and entire foot adequately to allow for safe movement and activity during the school day.

  • No house shoes, slippers, flip flops, athletic sandals or Heelies.

  • Crocs are allowed, as long as they secured to the heel.



  • No head apparel or wrist bands shall be worn in the building during the school day.

  • Only ear piercings will be permitted.

  • Clothing with explicit or suggestive content, including sexual, racial, profanity, advertisement of drugs, weapons, violence, tobacco, alcoholic beverages or content deemed inappropriate by school administration, will not be permitted.

  • Sunglasses will not be worn unless prescribed by a doctor.

  • No unnatural hair colorings, including blue, orange, green, pink, etc., which are distractive and unacceptable as deemed by administrators.

  • No clothing or accessories with chains or sharp objects will be allowed.


Any student not dressed properly or causing a distraction in the opinion of the principal or principal’s designee will be detained in the office until such time that proper clothing can be delivered to the school.


Any absence from school for improper dress will be unexcused.


If the problem remains uncorrected, the student will be removed from class, activity or school until the student corrects the problem.


The student will be subject to suspension if the student is defiant or the problem cannot be solved.

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230 W. Main St.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Phone: 270.465.5121
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