Banneker Elementary 

Uniform Clothing Guidelines 2018-2019 

Uniform Shirts 

  • Colors – White, Light Blue, Navy, Navy, Black, Gold 
  • Shirts must have sleeves ranging from short to full length 
  • Shirt types may include – polo, turtleneck, dress, or plain collard. 
  • Shirts may not have – lettering, pictures, logos, labels, or designs 
  • Shirts must fit students and be tucked in at all times 
  • Students may wear – sweaters, crewnecks, v-necks, cardigan vests, or sweatshirts in White, Light Blue, Navy, Navy, Black or Gold with a collared shirt underneath. ***All long sleeve undershirts must be solid (plain) white, navy, black, grey. 
  • No hoodies or jackets (unless a medical reason requires) will be allowed to be worn in the building. 

Pants, Shorts and Skirts 

  • Colors- Navy, Khaki, Black (No denim jeans, sweatpants, sport pants, or cargo pants with side pockets). 
  • Pant Styles- Slacks, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers 
  • Styles must fit at the waist or a belt must be worn. Sagging will not be allowed. 
  • Hems of slacks must not drag on the ground. 
  • Hems of shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be no shorter than mid-thigh. (When the student is standing up straight with their hands at their side) 
  • Leggings and tights can be worn under skirts and dresses. They need to be solid (plain) white, black or navy blue. 


  • Students may wear tennis shoes, boots and dress shoes. No sandals, Open toed shoes (accept for concerts, promotion ceremonies or special field trips), or flip flops may be worn at school. 

Additional Uniform Requirements for all students 

  • All styles must fit the student. 
  • Headwear may be worn only if approved for religious reasons. 
  • Articles related to gangs or gang activities such jewelry, emblems, symbols, or other related items will be prohibited. 

Rational for School Uniform Policy 

  • A uniform will allow students to be less immersed in following fashion trends and more focused on learning and achieving. 
  • Uniforms encourage students to develop their personal attributes in ways other than dress such as, personality, Intellect, effort, and skills. 
  • Evidence shows that enforced uniform policies bring a level of safety to a school, a decline in truancy and an increase in attendance. 
  • Uniforms bring an image of success to a school. 

Special Situations When Dress Code May Change 

  • Spirit days will specified on school calendar. 
  • Wednesdays (PE4Life) – students may wear sweat suits or sweat pants in Blue, Black, or Grey with Blue or Gold Tee Shirt or Banneker Spirit wear 
  • Banneker spirit wear may be worn in place of school uniform shirt at any time. 
  • Dress down days will occur every Friday for a $1 donation to student council…dates will be listed in the school calendar. No more Dress Down on the last day of each month. Our school dress code still applies on dress down days.