Student Dresscode

DeSoto High School - Grades 9-12

9-12 Dresscode Poster

DHS Dresscode

After several drafts and surveys to the students and staff, DeSoto High School will have a new dress code starting February 1, 2016. High school students will have more options along with expected responsibility to adhere to the new guidelines.

“DeSoto ISD is embracing the opportunity to teach how to dress properly for real-life,” stated Board President Carl Sherman, Jr.

Under the new dress code, grades 9-12 students must wear clothing that is neat, clean, appropriately sized and appropriate for school. Students in grades PreK-8 are still under the existing dress code.

BOTTOMS - DHS students must wear bottoms that fit the individual (pants, shorts, skirts). Material and colors do not matter, however
clothing cannot be too big / sagging or too tight. Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 5 inches from the knee.

TOPS - All tops/shirts must be a solid color with a collar, or a college or spirit shirt AND must fit the individual. Crop tops showing a midriff or low-cut shirts showing cleavage are not allowed.

ETC. - All shoes are permitted except slippers or those with wheels. Hair should be neatly groomed and not distracting.

NOT ALLOWED - Students are not allowed to wear to school: PJs, leggings or tights as outwear (unless under a skirt), hats or caps, extreme jewelry, visible body piercing except ears, or any item lewd/offensive in nature, gang-related or cut, frayed or with holes.

For More detailed information please click the following link: DeSoto High School Dresscode

Any questions regarding the new DHS gr. 9-12 dress guidelines can be directed to Ms. Levatta Levels, Asst. Supt. of Student Support Services, at 972-223-6666 or

Middle and Elementary Schools  - Grades K-8

K-8 Dresscode Poster

2015-16 K-8 Dresscode Poster