The Duval County School Board Code of Student
Conduct provides a General Code of Appearance for students in the Duval
County Public School system. Mandarin High School “shall enforce dress and
grooming guidelines that promote the successful operation of the schools”,
in accordance with School Board expectations. The following items are
presented to clarify the School Board Policy and Mandarin High School’s
1.I.D.’s MUST be worn at ALL times around
2.Halter-tops, tank-tops, backless tops, tops with thin or no straps,
midriff tops, or tops that overexpose the body are not to be worn on campus
(shirts or blouses that expose flesh while sitting or when arms are
extended are inappropriate).
3.See-through or mesh garments are not to be worn on campus.
4.Form-fitting or overly tight clothing shall not be worn on campus.
5.Shorts, skirts, or dresses shall be no more than 4 inches above the
6.Garments such as boxer shorts, traditionally worn as under garments,
may not be worn as outer garments. Both legs of trousers and pants should
be worn down at all times.
7.Clothing and accessories that display profanity, violence,
discriminatory messages, or sexually suggestive phrases are not to be worn
on campus. Clothing items that display advertisements for alcohol, tobacco,
or drug products are not to be worn on campus.
8.Head-coverings, including but not limited to caps, hats, bandannas,
hair curlers, and hair picks are not permitted on campus during school
hours. Sunglasses may not be worn inside the classrooms.
9.Hair must be neatly and properly groomed at all times. No style or
color that is determined by the administration to be disruptive or
distractive may be worn.
10.The waistband of shorts, slacks, skirts and similar garments must
be worn above the hips. If belts, suspenders, or straps are worn, they
must be worn in place and fastened.
11.Any article of clothing or jewelry that may cause injury to a
student (i.e. chains, spiked dog collars, and spiked wrist bracelets) may
not be worn on campus.
12.Articles of clothing that have been torn or have holes in them are
not to be worn on campus.
13.Any body piercing that is determined (by the administration) to be
disruptive or create a distraction to the learning environment is not to be
worn on campus. Students need to check with the individual administrator
in this regard.
14.No pajamas, slippers, or blankets are to be worn on campus.