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Clothing which is neat and clean is deemed appropriate. The Student Dress Code is to promote an atmosphere suitable for learning rather than for leisure.
Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility to see that students are properly attired for school. School district personnel have the responsibility of maintaining proper and appropriate conditions conductive to learning. Hence, at all school and/or related activities, appropriate attire will be worn.
When the principal or principal designee determines that a student’s appearance or attire is in violation of the Dress Code, the student may be required to modify his/her appearance, clothing, and / or apparel in such a matter that it no longer violates the Student Dress code. If necessary, the student may be taken or sent home with parent/guardian permission to modify unacceptable appearance and/or dress and then return to school. Refusal to take steps as described shall be cause for disciplinary action.
  • Hats       Only approved Maxwell District hats may be worn on campus. Hats may only be worn out of doors.
  • Clothing that is revealing, specifically,
  • Halter tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not allowed. No see-through tops are allowed.
  • Dresses, skirts or shorts must be close to, or at, mid-thigh length or longer.
  • Sleeveless tops must fit properly to cover undergarments. T-shirts with torn sleeves are not allowed.
  • Shirts that do not cover the midriff are not allowed.
  • Clothing with alcohol, tobacco, or drug symbols, terms, etc. – Any article of clothing, which mentions, directly or indirectly, drugs, alcohol or tobacco; shows drugs, alcohol, or tobacco; shows drugs, alcohol, or tobacco; or has brand names of companies that produce alcohol or tobacco products, is not allowed.
  • Clothing with sexual messages – Any article of clothing with sexual statements or sexual drawings, or which can be interpreted to be sexually offensive is not allowed.
  • Clothing which degrades any race or other group of individuals – Any article or clothing, which can be interpreted as degrading another group of individuals, is not allowed.
  • Clothing which is vulgar, obscene, or profane is not allowed.
  • Gang related items – Items such as jewelry, insignias, colors, paraphernalia, materials, clothing, attire, bandanas, shoe strings and wristbands that promote gang affiliation are not allowed.
  • Clothing likely to provoke others to acts of violence – Clothing that is likely to cause act of violence or to be intimidating to others by fear of violence is not allowed.
  • Shoes – Shoes are to be worn at all time. In order to ensure students safety, shoes must have heel straps.
  • Pants are to be worn so that no skin or undergarments are visible. Yoga pants may be worn as long as shirt covers the buttocks. No pajama or lounging pants are to be worn to school, athletic events, or any school sponsored field trips.
**Adopted by the Maxwell Unified School Board on March, 23, 2000
Revised May 5, 2015