Benefits for schools
Increased school safety.
It’s easier to identify trespassers, or tell who belongs on campus, if school students and staff are wearing uniforms.
A University of Nevada, Reno College of Education study found a 63% reduction in discipline referrals after uniform implementation, as well as decreases in gang-related activities, student fights, graffiti, and property damage.
The same Nevada study showed students felt uniforms reduced bullying, and that students felt more confident and safer in school.
Fewer dress code hassles.
Creating, updating, and enforcing student dress codes is a lot of work, and can be controversial. Uniforms help schools avoid many of these issues, so they can better focus on education.
Better learning enviorment.
Many school administrators claim students are not as distracted by how they or others look when their classmates are all wearing uniforms.
More school spirit.
Uniforms foster a sense of belonging, group identity, and school pride.
Minimize socioeconomic differences.
When “fitting in” means wearing certain clothing styles or name brands, uniforms can remove much of the pressure on students and families – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Benefits for families
Uniforms are often more affordable than a wardrobe of regular clothing, especially when they offer features designed to accommodate a child’s growth over a school year.
School uniforms are often more durable than similar-priced regular clothing, with kid-friendly features like stain-resistant fabrics, roomy pockets, andreinforced stitching at stress points.
Unlike the uniforms adults may remember from their childhood, modern uniforms feature performance fabrics which are easy to wash and wear, with minimal need for ironing.
Fewer dressing hassles.
It’s simpler to get kids dressed and out the door if the decision on “what should I wear today?” is already made for them.
Whether they’re in class or at home, the act of donning a uniform signals it’s time to learn, which is harder to achieve when your child’s school clothes are also their play clothes.
Studies show uniforms reduce bullying and school violence, promote a sense of belonging, reduce appearance-related distractions, and help students feel safer and more confident in school.
With uniforms, there are fewer worries (or fights) over what your child wants to wear to school. And though we may be biased, we think kids of any age look adorable in school uniforms.
To ensure the best fit, do not pull measuring tape taut against the body.
If you don’t have a measuring tape, use a piece of string to measure, then lay it against a ruler or yardstick.
We suggest placing two fingers within the circumference of the tape when measuring the child, as this is a proportional amount to allow for breathing ease.
If the child is in between sizes, it’s often good to purchase the larger size to accommodate
for growth. Many Classroom youth products feature adjustable waists and other growth features so the child won’t outgrow them as fast.
How to measure
A: HEIGHT Have the child remove their shoes, and stand with their feet together and their back to a wall. Measure from the floor to the top of their head.
B: CHEST Measure under child’s arms at the fullest point of their bust/chest. Remember to measure loosely, and place two fingers within the tape to allow for movement and breathing.
C: WAIST Measure around the waist (not over pants) at your child’s natural waistline. Again, remember to place two fingers within the tape to allow for movement and breathing for best fit.
D: INSEAM Use a similar pant that fits your child well. Measure from the crotch intersection down to the bottom of the pant hem.
E: SLEEVE Measure from child’s center back neck across their shoulder down their arm to their wrist bone.