2024-2025 Dress Code



The following guidelines establish the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the administration and staff at Gateway High School. Students are required to comply with this dress code while on school grounds. Dress code will be monitored daily when students arrive and during all classes.

  • Shoes shall be always worn. Shoes must be closed toe. Sandals, flip flop, or slides are not permitted.
  • Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school. Skirts and shorts are to be at or below the knee, regardless of whether leggings are worn.
  • Shorts are to be at or below the knee.
  • Bottoms shall be worn fastened and at the waist. It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed. Sagging pants are not permitted. No holes, tears, or slits in jeans and pants.
  • Leggings of any style, straight or flair, with or without pockets, cannot be worn as pants, as an undergarment or full body suit. (NEW Change to Dress Code)
  • Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. The length shall extend beyond the waist level.
  • Pajama attire of any kind, including pajama slippers or house shoes, is not permitted.
  • Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited: halters, spaghetti straps, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited.
  • Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury-such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes, or studs-are prohibited. Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
  • Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
  • Apparel, accessories, bandanas or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student's person, bookbag, purse or in the student's locker, vehicles or other locations on campus.
  • Blankets are not permitted.
  • The wearing on campus of hats, caps, headgear, or sunglasses except in conjunction with designated school-approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities is prohibited. (This includes hats attached to belt loops.)
  • Clothing with slogans or advertising which by its controversial or obscene nature disrupts the educational setting is prohibited.
  • Long, oversized and/or sleeveless jerseys are prohibited. Shirts must be worn with sleeveless jerseys.

Dress code violations may not be covered with outerwear (jackets, hoodies, etc.). PE Uniforms are not acceptable replacements for dress code violations.

Updated: 7/23/24

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