A safe and disciplined learning atmosphere is the most essential requirement of a good school. The adoption of school dress codes or uniform policies can promote school safety, improve discipline, and enhance the learning environment.
After the implementation of a dress codes at Fulton High School, they reported a boost in student academic performance and about a 28% decrease in suspensions. This success prompted 21 other Knox County schools to consider following their example.
Young students who are safe and secure, who learn basic values and the essentials of good citizenship, make better students. In response to growing levels of violence in our schools, many parents, teachers, and principals have come to see a school dress code as one positive step toward reducing discipline problems and increasing school safety. Parental support of a dress code policy is crucial its success.
1.Proven to increase student achievement by encouraging students to concentrate more on their studies and less on their wardrobe. 2. Reduces social conflict and peer pressure that may be associated with appearance. 3. Reduces the prevalence of certain behaviors which are often expressed through wardrobe such as violence or promiscuity. 4. Promotes a more serious school atmosphere which emphasizes academics and promotes good behavior. 5. Improves tardiness because students spend less time worrying about what to wear to school. 6. Saves money because students spend less money on clothing.
While teenagers will always find a way to express themselves, imposing boundaries can prevent them from resorting to extremes that can sometimes lead to undesirable consequences. It is necessary for school administration to set boundaries on what is appropriate school attire and communicate to students these standards. School dress codes can be a great lesson to students, teaching them that a respectable appearance can have a positive impact on their self-esteem and self-respect.