Moore Public Schools Dress Code

The following is word-for-word from the Moore Public Schools Student Handbook’s student dress code section on page 60.



It is the intent to permit students to dress according to current fashions and at the same time restricts extremes and indecencies which distract disrupt the main purpose of the educational program. Due to the relationship between one’s appearance and behavior, students must be dressed in reasonable and modest appropriate attire that will not cause distraction disruption.

Any attire which disrupts the educational process is prohibited. The student dress code applies at school, on school vehicles, and to participants at school-sponsored or authorized activities. Students who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to change and may be counted absent from any classes they miss.

The principal’s discretion will judge questionable attire. Faculty may be asked to articulate how reported violations create a disruption to the teaching/learning process. Violations may result in disciplinary action. The principal may make exceptions for spirit days or special activities. Preapproval is required.


The following is a general guide regarding proper dress.

1. Apparel should be appropriate length to assure that areas where typical undergarments are located are not visible.

2. No frayed, shredded, holey, ripped or torn garments that expose skin above the minimum length requirements for short and skirts may be worn.

3. Leggings and tights must be covered by an opaque top that covers the essential hip/pelvis area of the student.

4. Halter tops, off-the-shoulder tops, bare midriff tops, tank tops, backless garments, mesh shirts, muscle shirts, or outer garments that have the appearance of underwear or sleepwear are prohibited. Clothing that is too tight or loose (including “sagging”) is not to be worn. The student’s torso, chest, or undergarments should not show at any time, including while sitting, bending, or leaning. Sleeveless blouses must cover most of each shoulder. Necklines should be modest and appropriate.

5. Offensive writing, suggestive slogans or logos which pertain to beer, liquor, drugs, or tobacco, or carry connotations of immorality, vulgarity, obscenity, or nudity, or promotion of violence on any person or article of clothing, belt buckles, jewelry, school materials, etc. will not be allowed.

6. Students must wear shoes. Cleats, house shoes, roller shoes, or shoes that limit physical activity or safety should not be worn.

7. Headgear may not be worn in or around the school buildings. Examples include, but are not limited to caps, hats, bandannas, and sunglasses. Hoods on sweatshirts or sweaters may not be worn over the head inside the buildings at any time. Exceptions for approved school activities, religious or medical reasons are at the discretion of the building principal.

8. Any known gang/cult related attire or personal grooming is prohibited. Students may not wear colors, clothing, or identified articles denoting gang/cult membership.

9. Biker or animal chains/collars/spikes may not be worn. Jewelry or personal items or manner of dress which could cause harm to self or others may not be worn.

10. Clothing normally worn when participating in a school sponsored extracurricular activity or sports activity may be worn to school when approved by the school administration.


Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the building principal as there may be clothing, hairstyles, or accessories not specifically addressed herein that are so disruptive to the educational process that the principal may need to take immediate corrective action.