School uniforms, some love them and some hate them. When it comes to dress codes it’s largely discussed that restrictions are higher on girls than on the guys. But maybe this is a step towards change. A North Carolina school can no longer require female students to wear skirts, a federal appeals court has ruled.

In a decision handed down on Tuesday, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Leland’s Charter Day School violated students’ equal protection rights by forcing them to wear skirts to class. The ruling overturns a previous court decision that supported the requirement after determining charter schools aren’t subject to the same rules as public schools. The lawsuit was filed by parents who said the skirt requirement put their daughters at a disadvantage.

“I’m glad the girls at Charter Day School will now be able to learn, move and play on equal terms as the boys in school,” says parent Bonnie Peltier, one of the plaintiffs in the case. “In 2022, girls shouldn’t have to decide between wearing something that makes them uncomfortable or missing classroom instruction time.” In North Carolina, a public school has not been able to require female students to wear skirts for years. This case, involving a charter school essentially named the institutions as “state actors”. Under that ruling, they would also be subject to the Constitution’s equal protection clause.

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These Are The Top Ranked North Carolina Private High Schools

  • 25. Woodlawn School

    Location: Mooresville, NC

    Enrollment: 205 Students

    8:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: K-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 24. The Oakwood School

    Location: Greenville, NC

    Enrollment: 394 students

    10:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: None

    Website

  • 23. Camelot Academy

    Location: Durham, NC

    Enrollment: 124 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: K-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 22. Cary Christian School

    Location: Cary, NC

    Enrollment: 785 students

    9:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: K-12

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Website

  • 21. Carolina Friends School

    Location: Durham

    Enrollment: 501 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: Quaker

    Website

  • 20. Cannon School

    Location: Concord, NC

    Enrollment: 1003 students

    10:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: Junior K-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 19. Saint Mary's School

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    Enrollment: 297

    9:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: 9-12 (all-girls)

    Religious Affiliation: Episcopal

    Website

  • 18. Carolina Day School

    Location: Asheville, NC

    Enrollment: 626 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PK3-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 17. Fayetteville Academy

    Location: Fayetteville, NC

    Enrollment: 388 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 16. Wayne Country Day School

    Location: Goldsboro

    Enrollment: 310 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: 3K-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 15. Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill

    Location: Durham, NC

    Enrollment: 558 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: Tk-12

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Website

  • 14. Christ School

    Location: Asheville, NC

    Enrollment: 294 students

    6:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: 8-12 (boys only)

    Religious Affiliation: Episcopal

    Website

  • 13. St. David's School

    Location: Raleigh, NC

     Enrollment: 606 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: Episcopal

    Website

  • 12. Cape Fear Academy

    Location: Wilmington

    Enrollment: 652 students

    10:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PK-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 11. Forsyth Country Day School

    Location: Lewisville, NC

    Enrollment: 873 students

    10:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: Age 2- grade 12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 10. Greensboro Day School

    Location: Greensboro, NC

    Enrollment: 750 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Website

  • 9. Gaston Day School

    Location: Gastonia, NC

    Enrollment: 505 students

    9:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreSchool-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 8. Salem Academy

    Location: Winston-Salem, NC

    Enrollment: 70 students

    3:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: 9-12 (girls only)

    Religious Affiliation: Founded on Moravian principals

    Website

  • 7. Charlotte Latin School

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    Enrollment: 1469 students

    8:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: TK-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 6. Charlotte Country Day School

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    Enrollment: 1656 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 5. Asheville School

    Location: Asheville, NC

    Enrollment: 294 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: 9-12

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Website

  • 4. Ravenscroft School

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    Enrollment: 1232 students

    7:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: founded on Judeo-Christian principals

    Website

  • 3. Providence Day School

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    Enrollment: 1828 students

    11:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: TK-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 2. Durham Academy

    Location: Durham, NC

    Enrollment: 1228

    6:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: PreK-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a

    Website

  • 1. Cary Academy

    Location: Cary, NC

    Enrollment: 784 students

    10:1 student to teacher ratio

    Grade Levels: 6-12

    Religious Affiliation: n/a