Student Dress Code

STANDARDIZED DRESS (PK-5th)

Students are expected to be neat, well groomed, and appropriately dressed for school.  The Nacogdoches Independent School District (NISD) believes that an individual’s dress and grooming habits directly affect his/her behavior, attitude, and performance.  Therefore, the intent of the NISD dress code is to bring out the very best in the student body because student pride is a key factor to academic success.

Matters not addressed by these guidelines shall be determined in accordance with the Middle /High School Dress Code.  Any style of dress or grooming which distracts from the instructional process is not acceptable.

Shirts:

  • Must be a short or long sleeved polo style knit with collar
  • Any solid color polo style allowed
  • No logo on shirt
  • Solid color turtle neck or long sleeved shirt may be worn under polo style shirt

Pants:

  • Must be solid color khaki, navy or black (twill like material)
  • Pants must fit securely at the waist and properly hemmed or cuffed (“sagging” not allowed)
  • No denim jeans, sweatpants, jogging pants or warm-ups allowed
  • Pants that have belt loops must be worn with a belt
  • No stretch knit, silky knit, spandex or denim pants 

Shorts/Skorts:

  • Must be solid color khaki, navy or black (twill like material)
  • Shorts/skorts must fit securely at the waist and must be properly hemmed or cuffed (“sagging” not allowed)
  • Shorts/skorts must be knee length or longer
  • No cut-offs, stretch knit, silky knit, spandex or denim shorts/skorts allowed

Skirts/Jumpers:

  • Must be worn with a standardized shirt
  • Must be solid color khaki, navy or black (twill like material)
  • Skirts/jumpers may be straight, pleated or full
  • Skirts/jumpers must be knee length or longer
  • No stretch knit, silky knit, spandex or denim skirts/jumpers

Shoes:

  • All shoes must be closed toe and closed heel
  • Any color tennis shoes (laced or velcro) are allowed
  • No heelies or crocs style shoes allowed

Coats/Jackets:

  • Any color may be worn to school.
  • Inappropriate language or symbols are not allowed.

Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Hoodies:

  • May be worn over standardized dress but must be a solid color with no logos.

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.