Student Uniform Information


Students are expected to be dressed according to the uniform standards at all times when school is in session. Students who are taking classes that require a special dress code, such as ROTC or career and technical education internships, may wear that uniform to other classes. Uniforms are available on-line at Bluffton Custom Images, Inc. and other area stores.

Shirts, sweatshirts (Tops) Coats and jackets (outerwear)

Tops may be solid white, black, green or  gray with a collar. Shirts may have school-approved logos. Shirts may not exceed one size larger or smaller than necessary as determined by the school administrator. Shirts must be tucked. Students may wear plain or Bluffton High School hooded sweatshirts over school uniforms and must be white, green, black or gray. Outerwear may not be worn inside the school building during the school day. Outerwear may be worn to school and placed in a student's locker

Pants, skirts, skorts, capri length pants and shorts (bottoms)

Bottoms may be solid khaki or black.

Jean material (black, tan or blue etc.) is not permitted. Bottoms must be free of graphics and embroidery. Skirts and skorts will be plain, straight or A-line, modest and of sufficient length. They will be no shorter than three inches about the top of the knee when standing. Cargo-style pants or cargo-style shorts are not permitted. Clothing may not exceed one size larger than necessary as determined by the school administrator. Baggy or sagging pants or shorts are not permitted. "Low rise" clothing is not permitted. Pants, shorts and skirts must be worn at the natural waistline. Belts must be worn.

Shoes, sneakers and boots (footwear)

Footwear must be worn at all times, and, as needed, shoes will conform to special requirements, e.g., PE class, ROTC, science labs, etc. Only closed shoes are permitted. Flip flops, crocs, slippers and heelies are not permitted.

Other clothing items or accessories

Students may not wear large pendants or medallions. School administration has the final say on determining whether a pendant or medallion is large or not. Any adornment that could be perceived as, or used as, a weapon such as chains, spikes, etc. is not permitted. Gang-related clothing, accessories, symbols or intimidating items of dress, as identified by local law enforcement agencies, are not permitted. Head coverings of any kind including, but not limited to, hats, caps, bandannas, curlers, masks, visors, kerchiefs, athletic sweatbands, earmuffs, sunglasses or hoods are not permitted. Head coverings will not be worn, carried, hung on belts or around the neck or kept in classroom during regular school hours.

School Uniform


First offense

-Students will be informed that they have violated the policy. They will be given an opportunity to change into acceptable clothing by using available clothes at school or by calling a parent/legal guardian to bring clothes. If neither of these options is used, students may be placed in an in-school suspension alternative setting for the remainder of the day. Second offense-A second infraction of the policy will be considered as defiance. In addition to the disciplinary actions available for a first offense, a parent/legal guardian conference will be held. Third offense and additional offenses-A third or additional infraction of the dress code will be categorized as a Level 1 offense as outlined in the Beaufort County School District Code of Student Conduct, subject to the consequences outlined therein, including out-of-school suspension. Disciplinary action may vary when a student has a record of other conduct violations during a current school year. Students who do not comply with the dress code may be excluded from participating in certain extracurricular school programs. Copies of the dress code will be made available to students and parents/legal guardians.


Statement of Policy


It is the policy of the Beaufort County School District to regulate reasonable attire of students during the school day. Students in all schools will wear an approved school uniform with only legally-mandated exceptions. To maintain an educational environment that is safe and conducive to the educational process, students in all grades will abstain from wearing or possessing specified items in school.