Dress Code

Dress Code

Austin ISD’s Student Dress Code is in place to maintain a safe, respectful and positive learning environment and to model good citizenship.

All clothing should be appropriate to the student’s age, the school setting and weather conditions. Both students and parents share the responsibility for the student's attire because clothing often sets the pattern for behavior.

Students are required to use good judgment, to respect themselves and others, and to demonstrate modesty in selecting attire.

Clothing may not advertise, condone, depict or promote the use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs; also prohibited is clothing with vulgar or obscene language, or with images or writing that promotes disruption of the educational setting.

Please consult your school’s handbook for any additional clothing guidelines.

The list below indicates whether or not certain clothing is permissible at different grade levels.

Elementary School Guidelines

  • Athletic Shorts Outside of PE    Allowed
  • Backless Tops    Not Allowed
  • Baggy Pants    Not Allowed
  • Bare Midriffs    Not Allowed
  • Elongated Armholes    Not Allowed
  • Fake Nails & Makeup    Not Allowed
  • Gang-Associated Clothing or Colors    Not Allowed
  • Halter Tops    Not Allowed
  • Low Cut Necklines    Not Allowed
  • Oversize Shirts    Not Allowed
  • Pajamas    Allowed
  • See-Through Clothing    Allowed
  • Shorts That Distract    Not Allowed
  • Skirts That Distract    Not Allowed
  • Spaghetti Straps    Not Allowed
  • Strapless Tops    Not Allowed
  • Tank Tops    Allowed
  • Visible Undergarments    Allowed
  • Slippers    Not Allowed
  • Hats or Caps Inside (except for religious headwear)    Not Allowed

* Individual campuses may adopt additional requirements.

Middle and High School Guidelines

  • Athletic Shorts Outside of PE    Not Allowed

  • Backless Tops    Not Allowed
  • Baggy Pants    Not Allowed
  • Bare Midriffs    Not Allowed
  • Elongated Armholes    Allowed
  • Fake Nails & Makeup    Allowed
  • Gang-Associated Clothing or Colors    Not Allowed
  • Halter Tops    Not Allowed
  • Low Cut Necklines    Not Allowed
  • Oversize Shirts    Allowed
  • Pajamas    Not Allowed
  • See-Through Clothing    Not Allowed
  • Shorts That Distract    Not Allowed
  • Skirts That Distract    Not Allowed
  • Spaghetti Straps    Not Allowed
  • Strapless Tops    Not Allowed
  • Tank Tops    Not Allowed
  • Visible Undergarments    Not Allowed
  • Slippers    Not Allowed
  • Hats or Caps Inside (except for religious headwear)    Not Allowed

* Individual campuses may adopt additional requirements.