Dress Code

Los Gatos High School’s standards of tastefulness and cleanliness provide the guidelines to which students must adhere in order to attend classes and to participate in extra- curricular activities. At all times, a student’s dress and grooming must be appropriate for the classroom and for any activity in which he or she participates. Styles of dress or grooming that present a health or safety hazard to the student or other students or are embarrassing to other students and faculty or are disruptive to the educational process are not allowed. In particular, clothing that,in any manner, displays profanity, alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs including those with inappropriate double entendre will not be permitted. Overt gang clothing is not allowed. Students whose attire is too revealing or suggestive will be sent home to change. FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES while a student is on campus or attending school-sponsored activities.

Clothes that depict alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs may not be worn at any time. 

Clothes that promote hate are not to be worn at any time. 

Shirts that expose the entire back may not be worn. 

Strapless tops may not be worn

Clothing that reveals a reasonable amount* of midriff is permissible. Shirts/Blouses that expose an inappropriate amount* of the chest are not permitted. Undergarments, with the exception of bra straps, are not to be visible at any time. Shorts/Skirts that reveal any portion of the buttocks are not permitted. Shorts, skirts and pants must cover the entire hipbone.


Undergarments must not be visible at any time. If pants are “sagged” the shirt must be long enough to cover undergarments. The buttocks may not be exposed at any time. Shirts left unbuttoned as to expose a bare chest are not permitted.

*What constitutes a reasonable or inappropriate amount is left to the discretion of the LGHS Administration. Violations of the dress code will be dealt with in accordance with the LGHS Discipline Plan.