East Rutherford Middle School
Preparing Students Today for Success Tomorrow
School Dress Code


The following standards apply.  Principals may make additions to these standards.  

If in violation, the students will be asked to change or remain in ISS until a change of clothing can be arranged.

  • Street shoes or sandals will be worn. Bedroom shoes are not permitted. 
  • All shirts and/or blouses must meet the top of the lower garment. No bare midriff shirts or blouses will be permitted. 
  • No plunging necklines, backless tops, tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter-tops, or vests without shirts will be permitted. 
  • No clothing or jewelry will be permitted that displays or promotes profanity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, racism, hate, anything perceived as gang related, or anything of a sexual nature. 
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses may not be shorter than mid-thigh. 
  • Spandex shorts or pants are not permitted. 

  • Clothing is not to be sheer or mesh, have excessive holes, or expose underclothing. 

  • Jeans with holes above mid-thigh must have leggings under them or the hole covered
  • Sagging trousers and baggy clothing are not permitted. 
  • Clothing may not drag on the floor. 
  • Extraneous articles hanging from clothing, such as chains or other articles will not be permitted. 
  • Hats, sunglasses, hair curlers, skullies, picks, do-rags, or head sweatbands may not be worn inside the school.