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Dress Code

McLain High School understands and fully supports students' right to self-expression. While you are at school it is our responsibility to maintain student safety. Therefore, all limitation and guidelines are centered around the safety and well-being of our students, both mentally and physically.


  • Polo Shirts
    • Maroon, black, navy, white, or gray
  • Button-up shirts
  • McLain Spirit Shirts


  • Khaki
  • Black
  • McLain Spirit Bottoms


  • McLain High School encourages wearing McLain spiritwear and it can be worn at any time.
  • McLain spiritwear will be sold throughout the year from various groups.
  • Families will also be notified of the sale dates for the spirit items.

In the event that families have not purchased school uniforms or would prefer to wear something else, please ensure the guidelines below are followed:

Allowable Dress and Grooming

  • Students must wear clothing, including both a shirt with pants, skirt, or the equivalent and shoes.
  • Shirts and dresses mush have fabric in the front, the back, and on the sides.
  • Clothing must cover undergarments.
  • Fabric covering all private parts must not be see through (which also includes holes as well as see through materials).
  • Hats and other headwear must allow the face to be visible and not interfere with the line of sight to any student or staff.
    • Hoodies must allow the student's face to be visible to staff.
    • Head coverings or hats may not make a student unidentifiable.
  • Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities, including physical education, science labs, wood shop, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
  • Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear
  • Students must wear their school ID when in the building.

Non-allowable dress and grooming

  • Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
  • Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity, or sexual acts.
  • Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected groups.
  • Clothing, including gang identifiers, must not pose a threat to the health or safety of any other student or staff.

  • McLain personnel have the right to address students who are not following the outlined expectations.
  • The McLain uniform policy is subject to change based on current best practices, student and family support and input, and as a result of any discrimination or bullying that takes place because of the dress code.
  • Outside of families and staff, McLain High School students also carry the responsibility of holding themselves and their peers accountable to follow the policy outlined. As leaders and as advocated of your rights as a student we encourage peer accountability in a way that is positive and appropriate.
  • In the case that a student is in need of uniform or grooming items, they will be provided for the student at no cost to the student.

  • The responsibility for the dress and grooming of a student rests primarily with the student and their parents or guardians.
  • Attire or grooming depicting or advocating violence, criminal activity, use of alcohol or drugs, pornography, profanity, or hate speech are prohibited.
  • A student's attire or grooming should not be grounds for exclusion from his or her participation in school classes or programs or in school-related activities.
    • If, however, the attire or grooming of a student poses a threat to the health or safety of any other person, the appropriate solution as stated in the student handbook will be followed.
  • School-directed changes to a student's attire or grooming should be the least restrictive and disruptive to the student's school day.
    • Any school dress code enforcement actions should minimize the potential loss of educational time.
  • Administration and enforcement of the dress code shall be gender neutral and consistent with the Tulsa Public Schools equity values.

additional notes

  • No clothing referring to paraphernalia 
  • No bandanas 
  • No leggings/ tights
  • No blankets
  • Coats, mittens/gloves, and scarves must be removed upon entering the classrooms.
  • No sagging – underwear or basketball shorts should not be visible 
  • No oversized clothing
  • No gang-related attire