Dress Code

Orange County Public Schools has a county wide dress code. However, the county also provides individual schools with the authority to define their own dress code guidelines as stated in the OCPS Code of Student Conduct which states “Individual schools are expected to use the district dress and grooming guidelines as minimum standards, but are encouraged to extend their own standards to meet the uniqueness of their school community.”  Any form of dress or hair style which is considered contrary to good hygiene or which distracts or disrupts the learning environment or its appearance is detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the school will not be permitted. Please review the dress code and make appropriate decisions in regards to school attire.

  • Clothes shall be worn as they are designed, pants secured (fitted) at the waist, belts worn and buckled if pants have belt loops, no underwear as outer wear (tops or bottoms), no underwear exposed, no pajamas.
  • Clothing with holes, tears, or inappropriate patches are not allowed unless tights are worn under the garment
  • Bare midriffs, bare sides and bare shoulders are not allowed. All tank tops must be a minimum of three fingers wide.
  • Clothing that is too tight (spandex) or revealing (neckline too low) is not permitted.
  • All sleeveless shirts and blouses must be at least four fingers wide on the shoulder.
  • Students are not allowed to wear solid white undershirts of any kind as outerwear.
  • No T-shirts, towels, cloth or similar articles or clothing may be draped around the neck or shoulder. These items may not be hung from a pocket or waistband.
  • Pacifiers
  • Blankets
  • Hats, bandanas, head bands, wave clips, picks, visors, combs in hair, or sunglasses
  • Inappropriately worn clothing such as clothes worn backwards, inside out, shirttails out or unbuttoned, obscene language
  • Miniskirts or dresses (must reach the tips of their fingers when the arms are held down at their side)
  • Flip flops, bathroom/bedroom slippers, backless shoes, or bare feet
  • Shirts advertising alcoholic beverages or tobacco or with reference to illicit drugs, violence, and/or sex
  • Chain wallets, bike chains
  • Jewelry that is sharp or depicts drug culture, violent, tobacco, or sex is not allowed
  • No dental prosthetics (i.e. grills) are allowed
  • Piercing that can be a safety concern to oneself or others. Example- a spike