• At Herman J. Russell West End Academy, we do not have a Uniform Policy; we follow the District Dress Code Policy, and we suggest that students wear the recommended uniform. We encourage students to wear school uniforms daily (Monday-Friday) because uniforms create a sense of unity, professionalism, and discipline for our scholars. All Herman J. Russell West End Academy scholars are expected to follow the dress code every day. See below for details on uniforms for all grade levels:      




    Royal blue 


    Khaki, Black, Blue/Navy pants or jeans (no rips or tears) 

    • Clothing with profanity, drugs or other inappropriate logos, etc. 
    • Visible underwear (no sagging) 
    • Sleepwear 
    • Hats, hoods, bandanas, hair bonnets, head scarves 
    • Excessively ripped, frayed, unhemmed, patched or torn clothing 
    • Bedroom shoes, flip-flops or slides 
    • Shorts or skirts shorter than fingertip of 3rd finger 
    • Tank tops/low cut necklines, bare backs, or bare midriffs 


    All school dress codes must be in compliance with Policy JCDB. Unless a school uniform has been designated or otherwise specified, a student is expected to adhere to the following minimum school dress code requirements: 

    1. Clothing, hairstyles, and jewelry must not cause a disruption or constitute a health or safety hazard. 

    2. Clothing must be of appropriate length and fit. Extremely tight clothing, sagging shorts or trousers, or baggy, oversized clothing is not permitted. 

    3. Clothing and/or jewelry must not contain words or symbols that are gang-related, offensive, insulting, embarrassing, sexually suggestive, obscene, or promote illegal behavior. 

    4. Clothing and/or jewelry must not contain any advertisement or display of words or symbols associated with alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco. 

    5. Caps, hats, head wraps, bandanas, hoods, or other head coverings must not be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity where they are deemed appropriate by the school principal. 

    6. Appropriate shoes, those that fit and allow for safe movement throughout the school, must be worn at all times at school and school sponsored activities. 

    7. In accordance with the recommendations of public health officials, the wearing of personal protective equipment (i.e., face coverings, masks, etc.) by students may be required as part of the student dress code. 

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