Dress Code

School Board Policies and Administrative Regulations #5132 and #5136 clearly establish standards for appropriate student attire in the Orange Unified School District. The Governing Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear suitable clothing.

The primary standards for student dress are to be neat and clean while at school and to conform to the O.U.S.D. “Dress Standards.” Students are not to be attired in clothing which compromises safety or modesty, clothing which is disruptive to the educational process, and any clothing/shoes that may potentially be destructive to personal or school property.


Students are prohibited from wearing:

Any clothing which:

  1. Is considered unsafe, dangerous, a health hazard, gang-related, or potentially destructive to property
  2. Contains offensive or obscene symbols, signs, slogans or words degrading any gender, culture, religious, sexual orientation, ethnic values
  3. Contains language or symbols oriented toward violence, vandalism, sex, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco

Any attire disruptive to the instructional process, which may include, but not limited to:

  1. Bare midriffs.
  2. Halter tops or spaghetti straps
  3. Short shorts
  4. Tight or revealing clothing
  5. Clothing which allows underwear to be exposed

In addition to the above, students are to adhere to the following:

  1. Shoes shall be worn at all times
  2. Shoes with rollers are to have the rollers removed
  3. Hair styles/color must not disrupt the educational process. Hair color must be “natural”
  4. Make up may not be worn at any time, unless expressly permitted by the administration

Thank you for your cooperation as we adhere to these policies.