Dress Code Highlights

In preparation for life after High School, students should learn that the context of their activities may dictate the appropriateness of dress and personal appearance. Students and parents should remember these highlights when planning school outfits.

New Backpack Requirements

Safety of all students and staff is the top priority in Castleberry ISD. Beginning this school year, clear or mesh backpacks are required for all CISD students. Specifically, Pre-k through 2nd grade student backpacks must be made of clear material. Backpacks for 3rd through 5th grade students must be of mesh material. Student backpacks in 6th through 12th grades can be made of either clear plastic or mesh material. Any questions concerning the use of backpacks for the 2018-2019 school year can be directed to the Director of Human Resources, the Executive Director of Elementary Education, or the Executive Director of Secondary Education at (817) 252-2000.


  • Halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti-strap type dresses, dresses with sleeves cut of, torn or "holey" apparel, fishnet, sheer, or other see-through type dresses shall not be worn.
  • Students at all grade levels may wear shorts, but "short shorts" are forbidden. Garments such as skirts, dresses, and shorts must be longer than the tips of the fingers when the student's arms, hands, and fingers are extended down the student's leg 
  • Over-sized or excessively tight clothing is not permitted. Pants must fit at the waist and in the seat. Shoes must be visible from all lines of sight. Holes in pants or shirts will not be permitted. Shirts longer than the bottom seam of the back pants pocket must be tucked in.
  • Undergarments must not be visible.
  • Garments must cover entire back, cleavage, chest, and stomach.
  • Hats, caps, visors, bandannas, or headgear of any kind are not to be worn in school.
  • Elementary school students should not wear heelys, flip-flops, or similar footwear.


  • Piercings are allowed in the earlobe only. Gauges are not permissible. Boys may wear one small loop earring or stud in each ear. Body piercing of the nose, eyebrow, tongue, or any other visible area other than the ear will not be allowed.
  • Visible tattoos of any kind are not permitted.
  • Hair should be kept neat, clean, and out of eyes. Only natural hair colors will be permitted. Styles which call undue attention to the wearer (such as mohawks, etchings, etcetera), or are disruptive will not be permitted.
  • Picture ID's are required to be worn at all times during school hours by all middle and high school students while on campus.

The complete Dress and Grooming Guide can be found in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.