NEW, Student Handbook Online
The rules section of the Student
Handbook is now available online. Go
HERE to see what's up in the student world at Northwest.
The primary objective of Greenville County
Schools is to provide a World-Class instructional program
and learning opportunity for every student. The personal
appearance of every student is an important component of
establishing a safe environment for optimal learning and
respect for one another.
Students are expected to dress in an
appropriate manner while on school district property or
representing the school. Personal appearance shall be such
that it does not disrupt student work or school order,
become distractive to other students, or violate health and
The following minimum standards apply
throughout Greenville County Schools and will be vigorously
enforced. Principals may make additions to these standards.
Student dress and grooming must be neat
Middle and High Schools - Shirts/Blouses
may be worn outside the pants/skirt. At no time
should the studentís midriff be visible while standing,
sitting, or participating in normal school activities,
e.g., raising hand.
Clothing that inappropriately exposes
body parts is not permitted, including: low-cut shirts,
tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, and vests
or see-through or mesh garments worn without shirts.
Shoulder straps must be at least three inches wide. Bra
straps and bra sides must not be visible.
Students shall not dress in such a way
that partially or totally exposes underclothing.
Trousers/slacks/shorts must be worn at
waist level. Excessively baggy trousers and clothing are
not permitted. Clothing may not drag the floor.
Skirts should fit and be in good taste
and not be shorter than mid-thigh.
Shorts may be worn, however, they must
be properly fitted and in good taste and may not be
shorter than mid-thigh. Biker shorts or athletic shorts
of any kind are not permitted.
Hats, sunglasses, hair curlers, skullies,
or do-rags may not be worn.
Shoes or sandals must be worn.
Flip-flops (shower-type shoes) and thong-type shoes are
Clothing or jewelry is not permitted
that displays profanity, suggestive phrases, alcohol,
tobacco, drug advertisements, or other inappropriate
phrases or symbols.
Hair of a non-human color is not
Extraneous articles hanging from
clothing such as chains are not permitted.
Facial jewelry is permitted to be worn
only on the ears.
Missed Work/Make-Up Policy
A student with an excused absence has five
school days to make up the missed work. A student with
an unexcused absence may make up the work only at the
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is the product of the PTSA and is
published about four times yearly to promote
communication and spirit among parents, teachers,