Dress Code


LMUSD Board Policy regarding dress code: “The Board of Education believes that the appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment.  The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for school activities in which they participate.  Students’ clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process.”

LMUSD Safety Plan regarding dress code: The California legislature has determined that ‘gang apparel’ is hazardous to the health and safety of the school environment, and therefore, the wearing of such apparel may be restricted.  All dress codes must be gender neutral; students cannot be disciplined or prevented from wearing attire that is commonly associated with the other gender.”


All students shall be required to show proper attention to personal cleanliness, health, neatness, safety and suitability of clothing and appearance for school activities.  In every case the dress and grooming of the student shall be clean and shall not:

  • Cause actual distraction or disturbance in any school activity or actually interfere with participation of a student in any school activity
  • Create a hazard to the safety of him/herself or others
  • Create a health hazard

All middle schools share the following common language:

  • Shoes must be worn at all times
  • Clothing may not display or imply profane or obscene language or pictures showing crude or vulgar gestures
  • Clothing may not express racial, ethnic, or sexual slurs
  • Clothing may not advertise or encourage drugs, alcohol or tobacco
  • Underclothing must be covered at all times
  • Any apparel which by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute is known to be gang related, is prohibited