School Uniforms | Dress
Codes | Spirit Days
impact of Approved School Wear: Builds confidence and
Promotes creativity and individuality
Creates feelings of awareness and belonging
Raises student and teacher expectations
Has a positive impact on standardized test
Boosts school attendance
Increases school safety
Eases the morning routine at home
Diminishes violence, theft, and assault
Reduces peer pressure and gang presence
Appreciated by parents who value quality and economy
school uniforms were typically seen only in private institutions.
Now, however, Approved School Wear÷or dress codes specifying
particular colors and styles÷are prevalent in most major school
districts throughout the United States.
The current uniform trend first began in urban areas in which district
schools were experiencing problematic behavior. These districts successfully
improved their school environments through programs that included the implementation
of dress codes with uniform colors and styles.
Shortly after the success of these urban school districts, several nearby
suburban districts initiated uniform programs as well. Stricter dress codes
are now at work in school systems nationwide.
Student-teacher relationships improve in equal measure with every student
who is dressed in uniform. All students have an equal chance to excel academically,
without bias. Student performance both in class and on standardized tests
has increased accordingly.
School uniforms also foster a professional appearance. They promote positive
feelings both within and between students and teachers. Uniforms encourage
and promote a sense of purpose, hope, and security.
Uniforms relieve the pressure students face in having to focus on whether
they will fit in with their peers. With uniform policies, students can
focus instead on their studies÷as well as on personal growth. And
with a dress code in place, the morning routine at home flows more smoothly
between parent and child.
Finally, there are tremendous economic benefits to the use of school uniforms.
Uniforms are less expensive and more cost-effective. They also create a
sense of equality and unity among students regardless of their economic