Dress Code

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YES Prep Northbrook Middle School Dress Code Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students? 

There is no standard uniform this year for YES Prep Northbrook Middle students. 

YES Prep will provide students one (1) YES Prep spirit shirt and a student ID badge and lanyard for the 2023-2024 school year at the "Back-to-School" event on August 9 from 4-7 p.m.

sample of the shirt offered

What are the dress code expectations?  

ID Badge 

Students must always wear Student ID badges while on campus. ID badges must always be worn on a lanyard and be visible.  


Shirts may wear any shirt that meets the following criteria: 

  • T-shirts are acceptable; however, all clothing and accessories must be school appropriate. YES Prep prohibits pictures, emblems or writings on T-shirts that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene or that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other substance, show gang affiliation or depict violence in any way.  

  • No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, net or sheer tops, shirts with spaghetti straps or strapless tops for any student.  

  • No bare midriffs (half shirts) allowed for any student.  

  • Sweatshirts are acceptable, however sweatshirts with hoods will not be allowed.  

YES, YES Prep polos will still be available for purchase if a student/family chooses to wear the polo as one of their daily shirt options. 



Students may wear pants, skirts, or shorts of the following:     

  • Khakis (any color)    

  • Jeans (any color) (jeans should not have rips, or patches or distress with patches underneath)  

  • Joggers (any color, must be jean or khaki material- may not be sweat pant material)   

Students may not wear:  

  • Leggings, jeggings, athletic or mesh shorts, workout bottoms, or pajama pants.    

  • Pants made of sweat pant material  

  • Pants with holes, rips or tear   

  • Shorts, dresses or skirts no shorter than mid-thigh (finger –tip length all the way around)   

  • Bottoms below the waist.    

  • Knee-High Stockings   



For safety purposes, all shoes must meet the following criteria:  

  • Closed-toed (i.e. no slides, no croc sandals)  

  • Must have hard soles (i.e. no slippers or crocs)  

  • Any color shoe is permitted. 



Students may wear any outerwear as long as it is appropriate. However, students may also have the option of purchasing the following from YES Prep or Athletic Departments to build school-pride and community: Students may choose from the following:   

  • YES Prep sweatshirt (purchased through YES Prep)  

  • YES Prep cardigan (purchased through YES Prep)  

  • Campus athletics department outerwear (purchased through campus Athletics Department)   

  • Campus-issued grade level or spirit sweatshirts etc. (purchased through campus as applicable)   

*Note: Students may not wear hooded sweatshirts 


  • Accessory items that are spiked (bracelets, belts, collars) are not permitted due to safety reasons  

  • Student may wear a variety of hairstyles and colors. Head shaving designs are permitted if images are school-appropriate  

  • Hats and sunglasses are not permitted for safety reasons   

  • Religious head-coverings are permitted  

  • Bandanas are not permitted on campus 

YES Prep’s updated dress code policy 

YES Prep’s dress code policy is centered around values of equity and school pride. The YES Prep dress code allows for building individuality and allows for community building through campus-specific attire. The dress code is a daily expectation and should meet district and campus guidelines. Like all YES Prep policies, if a student’s dress or accessory choice poses a concern for student physical or emotional safety, a campus administrator has the discretion to disallow the dress item.   

For more insight into YES Prep’s dress code policy, click here