NCISD Dress Code 

The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and prepare students for the workforce in the global economy.


Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health hazard or safety hazard to themselves or others.  The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the Principal’s judgment is not appropriate for school, and the Principal's determination as to the appropriateness of all dress shall be final.  This list is the minimum requirement for dress regulations, and does not address all possible situations. This list is set as a guideline for the campus dress code policies. Please refer to the campus student handbook for any additional requirements. 


1.       Clothing, jewelry, patches, tattoos, (body art) or designs on clothing must not reflect or suggest in any manner drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, vulgar language, gang affiliations, violence, death or satanic ideology.

2.       Hairstyles must be neat, clean, and well groomed.  No head coverings, hoods, curlers, sweatbands, caps, or hats shall be worn in the building. Bandanas are prohibited on campus.

3.       Hair coloring must be natural and extreme hairstyles such as; Mohawks, un-natural hair colors, shaved designs or notches are prohibited.

4.       Facial hair must be neat, trimmed and well groomed. Designs or notches in eyebrows are prohibited.

5.       A. Elementary - The length of any shorts, skirts, or dresses may be no shorter than three inches as measured from the top of the knee. Elementary students will be measured at fingertip length. Any slits in garments are subject to the same limitations.  Pants, skirts, and shorts must be properly hemmed and must fit at the waist.  Undergarments should not be seen. Pajamas are not allowed.

B. Secondary - The length of any shorts, skirts or dresses may be no shorter than three inches as measured from the top of the knee.  Any slits in garments are subject to the same limitations.  Pants, skirts and shorts must be properly hemmed and must fit at the waist.  Undergarments should not be seen.  Pajamas, tights, leggings and yoga pants are not allowed to be worn as pants.  Tights, leggings and yoga pants may only be worn with an outer garment meeting the above length requirements and measurement will be taken by the outer most layer.

6.       Excessively over-sized or excessively tight garments shall not be worn including revealing, sagging or baggy pants.

7.       Revealing garments are not permitted.  Examples are: Tops that reveal cleavage, stomach, back or chest when standing, sitting, or bending; clothing exposing the torso or upper thighs such as see-through garments, mini-skirts or mini-dresses, halters, backless dresses, tube tops, tank tops or spaghetti strap garments without over shirts, bare midriff outfits, or shirts tied at the midriff.  The midriff must not be exposed when a student goes through normal activities of a school day (bending, stretching, reaching, etc.)  Sleeveless blouses that cover the shoulder are acceptable.

8.       Proper undergarments must be worn and may not be visible.

9.       Only appropriate footwear intended for outdoor use shall be worn.  Slippers or house shoes are prohibited. Shoes with wheels are also prohibited.

10.    Clothing may not have holes or tears above fingertip length.

11.    Any form of dress, jewelry or hair that attracts undue attention, disrupts school, or distracts from the learning process is not acceptable.

12.    Gang-related apparel is prohibited in school and at all school-related functions.

13.    Facial piercing will be limited to the student’s ears only.  Gauges and spacers are not allowed to be worn.  Students may be asked to remove jewelry, earrings, etc. if the principal, assistant principal, or teachers feel they are a distraction or a safety issue.

14.    Students assigned to an alternative campus will be subject to the campus’ dress code.


Students in violation of the dress code will be given an opportunity to correct the violation by changing clothes, shoes, etc. If a change cannot be made, the parent will be notified to have someone bring him/her proper attire. If not corrected, the student will 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.   Any student sent home for dress code violations will receive unexcused absences for the classes missed.  The dress code rules shall apply through the last day of school and also to summer school sessions.  Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.