Dress Code

Stanwood High School Dress Code


Stanwood High School respects students’ rights to express themselves in the way they dress.  All students who attend the school are also expected to represent the school community by dressing appropriately for the educational environment.  Student attire should facilitate participating in learning as well as the health and safety of students and the adults that supervise them.  This dress code is intended to provide guidance for students, staff, and parents/guardians.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately 3-4 inches in length on the upper thighs (see image below).Tops must have shoulder straps.
  2. Footwear must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment.
  3. See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress code.
  4. Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
  5. Classroom teachers may have additional requirements, such as no hats or sunglasses.


Additional Requirements:

  1. Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
  2. Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts.
  3. Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.
  4. Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
  5. Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn (example – spiked jewelry).
  6. Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.


The administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress.  Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class.  Parents/guardians will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing.

Dress code in Spanish:
Dress Code 20-21 Spanish version.pdf