Dress Code

In all instances, a student’s appearance should not disrupt or distract from the learning atmosphere in the classroom or on campus.


  • Low-cut tops, tanks tops with straps less than 2 inches wide, tube tops, mesh shirts, tops with spaghetti straps, halter tops and shirts that reveal the midriff.
  • Slippers, flip flops and thong-type shoes. Shoes that permit safe movement must be worn at all times.
  • Oversize clothing
  • Sagging pants
  • Clothing, symbols or anything associated with gang affiliation
  • Clothing and accessories that contain pictures or writing which are considered vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive; which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice; or promote drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence or any illegal activity
  • Symbols or writing anywhere on the body
  • Rubber bands, hair ties and scrunchies worn on clothing
  • Pajamas (except for Spirit Days)

Allowed, With Limits

  • The hems of shorts, skirts and dresses must be at the fingertips when arms are to the side
  • See-through sheer tops must have appropriate shirts underneath.  
  • Belts are to be worn so that the excess is not dangling or hanging out of the pants
  • Hats, visors, caps, hoods and sunglasses can be worn outdoors but not indoors
  • Hats and visors are worn forward at all times


Dress for Success

The goal of the Graham Middle School Dress Code is to instill in students the understanding that school is their place of business. The dress code allows for individual choice and promotes safety. At the same time, it discourages clique-type groups from being formed based on clothing style and/or expense. We encourage students to take their education seriously, beginning with the clothes they wear to school.

Mountain View Whisman School District

Graham Middle School
1175 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 526-3570