RRPS Dress Code for 2018-18

School Board Adopts Changes To Dress Code
Posted on 07/12/2018

Students arriving at Eagle Ridge Middle School (2011)In the interest of encouraging a positive school spirit, a disciplined and focused educational environment, and a foundation for student safety, Rio Rancho Public Schools has a Dress Code and Standard of Decency policy governing student dress at school and while participating in school-sponsored activities. (School Board Policy 1016).

On July 9, 2018, the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education approved the student dress code policy with some minor modifications for the 2018-19 school year. As you shop for back-to-school clothing to get your student(s) ready to learn, please take a moment to review the changes to the policy.

The following items are not allowed for school attire:

  1. Revealing clothing or see-through clothing
  2. Exposed underwear including boxers, sports bras, and bras
  3. Saggy pants revealing underwear or any portion of the body below the naval
  4. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts, including clothing with slits, should not be above mid-thigh
  5. Pajamas (tops or bottoms), unless for a school-sanctioned function (“ Pajama Day”)
  6. Ripped or torn shirts
  7. Pants exposing skin above mid-thigh
  8. ‘Do-rags’ and hairnets
  9. Spiked jewelry and jewelry that is obscene, disruptive or unsafe
  10. Belt loop chains, wallet chains, and extended belts
  11. Trench coats
  12. Heelys (“roller” shoes)
  13. Flip-flops (elementary schools)
  14. Any clothing and/or articles worn or carried by the student (including face painting) displaying words or symbols or colors of gangs, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, racism, inappropriate language or images, or symbols of a sexual/sexist nature
  15. Visible cleavage, navels, and/or midriffs
  16. Tube tops, bare shoulders, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, translucent blouses, or midriff shirts/blouses
  17. Muscle shirts
  18. Spandex except under approved shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses
  19. Hats and sunglasses when inside the building
  20. Any outerwear worn inside the building must remain open.

 Note: Approved school-spirit wear, Scout uniforms, and JROTC uniforms are permitted.

In addition, to promote and support safety on campus, all mid-school and high school students must carry their school-issued ID badges. Badges must be kept in readable condition.

Creating a safe, positive learning environment where all students can learn is a responsibility Rio Rancho Public Schools takes very seriously. We know you share our commitment and appreciate your assistance in following this district-wide, Board-approved dress code.


We are looking forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!