Dress Code for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • The following information for Student Dress Code is taken directly from the 2022-2023 Huntsville ISD Student Handbook on pages 47-49

    Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)
    The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

    The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

    Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The district prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations.

    The district prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:

    1. Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.

    2. Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL).

    The student and parent may determine the student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the general guidelines set out above and with the student dress code outlined in the student handbook. The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate dress and grooming standards established for such an activity may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct. [See FO series] [See district website www.huntsville-isd.org for student dress code.

    If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. 

    The Huntsville ISD dress code is established to contribute to a safe and distraction-free professional learning environment. All students are expected to dress in a neat and respectful manner that contributes to the academic atmosphere. The school's responsibility is to maintain a proper atmosphere for learning at school. Administrators, teachers, and other school personnel share responsibility for enforcing the student dress code and shall follow campus procedures for handling dress code violations; however, students and their parents/guardians have primary responsibility for ensuring that students adhere to the dress code. Clarification regarding apparel should be obtained prior to wearing it to school; this can be obtained from school administration. Students in violation of this policy may be subject to corrective action, including detention, as determined by the school’s administration.

    Items of clothing that shall not be worn at school include:
    Gang-affiliated clothing or colors; as identified by law enforcement agencies.
    Clothing items that reference violence, death, or suicide.
    Clothing items that reference alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    Clothing items that reference vulgar or obscene language or pictures.
    Clothing items that can be seen through.
    No head coverings of any kind. They will be confiscated, and a parent will be notified to pick them up.
    Lingerie (worn as outerwear).
    House shoes of any kind may not be worn inside the building.


    • All pants must be worn at the natural waist.

    • No sagging or exposing of undergarments.

    • Jeans with holes above the fingertip length must be worn with leggings.

    • No pajama pants are to be worn.

    Shorts, Skirts and Dresses

    • All skirts, dresses, and shorts must be fingertip length in the front and back, no holes are acceptable above fingertip length.

    • All skirts and dresses must be fingertip in length.


    • Shirts must meet pants whether the individual is sitting, standing, or walking.

    • No halter tops or half shirts are allowed.

    • Shirts that depict violence, weapons, drugs, alcohol, or sexual innuendos are unacceptable. If confiscated, they will not be returned.

    Jackets or Hoodies

    • All outerwear must have a proper shirt worn underneath them.

    • No hoods will be won while in the school building.

    Miscellaneous items

    Student’s attire and grooming shall not distract, disrupt, create a safety hazard, or take away from the learning process.

    Appropriate dress and grooming by each student for all student activities shall reflect the high standards of the school and community.

    Identification Badges

    All high school students shall wear their HHS-issued student identification badges or temporary badges at all times while on a school campus. IDs must be visible to HHS/HISD employees at all times. IDs may not be worn underneath clothing and cannot be carried in a student’s pocket, backpack, bag, purse, etc.