Dress Code


Sherman Uniform Dress Standards reflect pride and unity, and demonstrate that school is a place to study and learn.  Our Sherman Uniform Dress Standards support student safety and promote a focused, orderly school climate.  Standards are also designed to provide a "business-like" atmosphere, to help students develop the lifelong habit of dressing appropriately for the workplace.

Grooming: Hair/fake tattoos, etc. are allowed unless they are a distraction or disturb classroom learning.

Sherman students are required to wear uniform clothing every day (except for special ASB events – e.g. crazy hair day, etc.). 

EVERY Friday is designated as a free-dress day.                                              

All clothing must be neat in appearance, in good repair, no holes, and worn appropriately. The fit and/or style of the clothing should not be tight, revealing, or oversized.


A.   Colors:  plain, ANY solid color is acceptable (beginning in the 2020-2021 school year)

B.   T-shirts or Polo style

C.   Sherman Spirit-Wear and/or Club Shirts (e.g. - ASB, Glee Club, Young Ambassadors, etc.)

D.   No logos are acceptable on shirts- except Sherman Elementary School logo tops purchased from school.


A.   Colors:  navy blue, khaki (tan), or solid blue jeans (no faded or bleached jeans).

B.   Fabric:  Fabric should be cotton twill, corduroy, or traditional blue jean denim. 

C.   Must be fitted, plain in style, and hemmed neatly.  No adornments (patches, holes, stripes, or any other decorations) and no sagging.

D.   The length of short skirts, skorts, and shorts must pass the fingertip length test (with arms down at the sides, the bottom of the garment must be at/or below the finger tips).


A.   Plain, solid in color

B.   No logos, except Sherman Wear


A.   Shoes should be appropriate for all school activities – no flip-flops, no heels, no shoes without a back strap or slipper-like footwear allowed.

Sherman Spirit Wear can be ordered at most school events through the PTSA.  Please contact the PTSA via their Facebook Page (Sherman Elementary PTSA, Tacoma, WA) if you have any questions.

NOTE:  The administration and staff reserve the right to determine the suitability of questionable styles or accessories.  Students will be required to correct uniform violations before attending classes.

Please refer to School Board Policy No. 3224 if you have more questions regarding Student Uniforms and Student Dress Codes.