School Uniforms Required – STARTING FALL 2013-14 for Elementary/K8 Schoolsuniforms

As part of the Transformation Plan, over the next three years, the district will be phasing in a new school dress code requiring all students to wear school uniforms.

When will my child's school require school uniforms?

  • All Elementary and K8 Schools for the 2013-2014 School Year.
  • All Middle Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year.
  • All High Schools/Alternative Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year.

Note: Most center-based special education programs are exempt, however KEC Oakleigh K-8 and the elementary Oral Deaf and Physically Impaired Programs at Ken-O-Sha will have uniforms.

Why is GRPS requiring uniforms?
GRPS already has eight schools that require uniforms. The proven benefits of school uniforms include:

  • Increased focus on teaching and learning
  • Reduced distraction, peer pressure, and behavioral issues
  • Cost savings to parents/families
  • Strengthened school pride
  • Improved school safety

What are the requirements?
Tops: Collared shirts, vests, sweaters.

  • Navy blue
  • Light blueGerald R. Ford Students in Full Uniform
  • White
  • Black
  • Red
  • Orange (additional option for southeast side schools)

Bottoms: Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts.

  • Navy blue
  • Black
  • Khaki/tan

Click here for complete uniform policy.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Preferred Vendors

GRPS has a number of “preferred vendors” to assist parents in purchasing school uniforms with affordable, accessible, and high quality clothes.

The vendors include:

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Meijer: Uniforms may be purchased on line at or at select locations in greater Grand Rapids including:

  • Meijer #20 2425 Alpine Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
  • Meijer #36 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • Meijer #50 5531 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Meijer #311 1540 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Click here for uniform examples from Meijer.

Educational Outfitters: Uniforms may be purchased by clicking here, at their retail store located at 2055 28th St. SE, Suite 18, Grand Rapids, MI 49509, or call 616-245-4800.  Click here for examples of school uniforms.  Educational Outfitters Rate Sheet

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Screen Ideas: Click here for an order form, sizing information, and samples.

Fax completed orders to 616-458-5121 or email orders to Order forms can also be completed and returned to your school office. Screen Ideas will fill orders on a biweekly basis throughout the school year with delivery to your school. Questions? Call 616-458-5119.


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