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  • Dress Code

    • HISD allows each individual campus to establish its own dress code or uniform policy. The goal of a dress code is to ensure that students stay focused on learning and to create a positive and safe environment. We appreciate parent and student support in upholding our dress code. Violations of the dress code policy may result in disciplinary action. Please note that our school administration has the final authority for decisions regarding the dress code. Please click here to see our uniform requirements.

Dress Code


    Standard Mode of Dress for 2020 – 2021



    Student ID

    • Student IDs must be worn visibly at all times. Information on the ID must be clearly visible and not defaced.


    • Sweatshirts, jackets or sweaters: solid white, gray, purple, or black may be worn during the day. Solid sweatshirts, jackets may have logos that are no larger than 2x2 inches in size.
    • Other jackets may be worn to school and placed in lockers during the school day.
    • No vests or other outer wear permitted.
    • Outerwear (such as jackets or sweatshirts) cannot be worn inside out.

    Outer Shirt

    • Monday through Friday: Students may wear either a PTO purchased shirt, MPVA Club shirt, 8th grade shirt or MPVA House shirt.
    • Students may not wear the MPVA PE shirt as an outer shirt.


    • Solid white, gray, purple or black; only visible at the neck and tucked in; may not extend below the bottom of the outer shirt.


    • Standard solid blue or black denim jeans fitted at the waist and extending to the ankle.
    • The following are not permitted: (1) sagging pants; (2) leggings, capris; (3) holes or other designs; (4) “Dickies” or khakis; (5) frayed jeans; (6) acid washed jeans; (7) tapered jeans/joggers (or jeans with elastic at the ankle); (8) cargo pants.


    • Solid navy blue or black uniform shorts OR black or blue denim shorts, fitted at the waist and extending to the knee. No cargo shorts allowed.


    • Standard, solid blue or black denim skirts. May not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Slits may not be more than 2” deep; measured from the hem.


    • Closed toe, closed heel only. No house shoes, slides, flip-flops permitted; No toe socks/shoes allowed.


    • Any haircut or hair color deemed disruptive by a teacher or administrator will not be allowed. The HISD Student Code of Conduct will be followed.


    • Bags and backpacks: Remain in the locker throughout the school day. Includes but is not limited to purses, totes and other receptacles the administrator deems as a bag/backpack.
    • Belts must be worn in belt loops.
    • No extra accessories permitted inside the building or classrooms at any time including, but not limited to, headwear such as hats, sunglasses, du-rags, caps or bandanas.
    • Hoods may not be worn during the school day.
    No visible tattoos or piercing i.e. (lip, tongue, nose, eyebrow).  Ear piercing is allowed.  However, no jewelry/piercing is allowed for UIL athletic participation.  It is strongly advised not to wear pierced ear jewelry during the PE/athletic period.