Dress Code


Students can be out of uniform given the fact that each student wear Ridgeway gear or clothing that bears our school colors: orange, blue or white. Should students choose not to wear Ridgeway gear, Standard School Attire (Policy 6021) is the expectation! (see below)

T-shirts and other Ridgeway gear can be worn with jeans provided that they are presentable with no wholes or paraphernalia  We will continue to follow all CDC and SCHD procedures including Masks and safe distance.

Wednesdays are “Business Dress Wednesdays” (Teachers and Students) Dress to Impress!


HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE (SCS POLICY 6021) - Pants must be worn at the waist, be appropriately sized, and of a safe length. - Shirts, blouses, and dresses must have sleeves and must completely cover the abdomen, back, shoulders. Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible. Low-cut blouses, shirts, or tops or extremely tight tops, tube tops, or any top that exposes cleavage are prohibited. Shirts, blouses, and tops must be no longer than wrist-length. - Head apparel (such as hoods, hats, etc.) must not be worn inside the school building, except for religious or medical reasons (see Individual Exemptions from Certain Dress Code Requirements or from Standardized Dress/Uniforms). Page 4 of 11 - Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor and outdoor physical activity. - Clothing and accessories such as backpacks, patches, jewelry, and notebooks may not display (1) racial or ethnic slurs/symbols; (2) gang affiliations; (3) vulgar, subversive, or sexually suggestive language or images; nor promote inappropriate and/or illegal products such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. - Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee. - Waist-length and appropriately sized sweaters, sweatshirts, and lightweight jackets can be worn inside school for warmth. - Prohibited items include: (1) large, long and/or heavy chains; (2) studded or chained accessories; (3) sunglasses, except for health purposes; (4) sleepwear, pajamas, and/or blankets; (5) skin-tight outer materials such as spandex; (6) facial jewelry (including tongue piercing).

***The school administration reserves the right to determine whether the student’s attire is within the limits of decency, modesty, and safety. Parents may be called for appropriate clothing.


Brian Keith Fuller, Vice Principal

Ridgeway High School

2009 Ridgeway Road

Memphis, Tennessee  38119