Dress Code

  • It is the philosophy of the Socorro Independent School District and H. D. Hilley Elementary that students should maintain high standards of dress, grooming, and appearance.

    SISD has established the following universal uniform options to compliment the other agreed upon school uniform options:

    • Khaki pants and a white polo shirt without a school logo;
    • School uniform pants and a school colored polo shirt without a school logo.

    As per Policy FNCA(LOCAL), a universal uniform may be worn at any SISD school which has elected to implement a school uniform policy.

    No representative or official of a respective school shall limit, dictate, and/or attempt to coerce from whom or where the required uniform must be purchased.

    Hilley Mustangs Dress for Success!

    Students must conform to the H.D. Hilley Uniform/Dress Code Policy.

    Students must wear a campus approved uniform all week.


    • Polo style (collar) in red, navy or white;
    • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.


    • Dockers in navy blue or khaki only.  NO cargo pants, wind suit, corduroy, sweats, spandex or rocker style.


    • Docker style in navy blue or khaki only. Length must be at least where the middle finger rests when the arm is extended alongside the leg, and not longer than the knee.  No cargo shorts.

    Belt: No military style or lettered buckles.


    • Dockers style in navy blue or khaki only.  Length must be at least where the middle finger rests when the arm is extended alongside the leg.

    Shoes: Tennis shoes or soft soled and closed.

    Coats/Jackets: No advertising, corporate logos, or professional team names.  Write the child's name inside the jacket. No oversized sweatshirts allowed.

    Body piercing: Only the ears can be pierced. No plugs.

    Hair color: Natural colored hair only. No pink, blue, purple, maroon, etc. No designs shaved into the hair. Keep bangs out of eyes.

    Nails: Keep nails short and clean.

    Cell Phones: Must be kept off or on vibrate/silent in the backpack.  Cannot be used during the school day.


    The following are examples of what is NOT ALLOWED:

    • Clothes with rips or holes, saggy/oversized pants/shorts.
    • Tank tops or spaghetti strap blouses/dresses.
    • Clothing with abusive symbols or language, or words deemed inappropriate.  No professional team logos.
    • Clothing that is gang related (such as religious artifacts, memory shirts, initial belts, etc).
    • Bandanas, drop rags, hair nets or caps.
    • Chains on wallets or draped outside pockets.
    • Lipstick, lip liner, makeup, nail polish or artificial nails.
    • PSP's, CD players, iPods, GameBoys, DS, or other electronic devices.
    • Flip flops, high heels, or open toed shoes.  No thick, heavy boots or cleats.
    • No toys.

    Any other clothing or electrical devices that, in the professional judgment of campus administration and faculty, is not conducive to maintaining an orderly environment.

    **Should students come to school with inappropriate attire, a parent/guardian will be called to bring a change of clothes.  Repeat offenses will be dealt with through the Discipline Management Plan.


    The District's dress code is set at a minimum standard by the District in policy. The campus may adopt a more stringent code that meets the specific demands and needs of the campus and community.

    1. The district's dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority.
    2. Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The district prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal's judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations. A campus handbook may list specific examples of appropriate and inappropriate clothing, hair, jewelry, or manner of dress.
    3. The district prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:
      1. are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.
      2. advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited by district policy.
      3. are evidence of membership or affiliation in any gang.
    4. The student and parent may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the general guidelines set out above and the district's dress code for students in the campus handbooks and/or Code of Conduct/discipline management plan.
    5. If the principal determines that a student's grooming violates the dress code, the student shall be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student shall be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school or until the problem is otherwise corrected.
    6. The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate those standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action.
    7. A campus SIT committee may recommend students wear a school uniform.