Back-to-School Essentials

Welcome to the Back-to-School Essentials page. Here you will find school supply lists, uniform information, and first-day-of-school printables!

KIPP student with glasses

School Supply Lists

Below, you will find school supplies lists organized by KIPP Texas regions. School supply lists will be posted here as each school provides them, so be sure to check back soon if you don’t see your list yet! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your school with any questions.

four students wearing KIPP school uniform in front of school

School Uniforms

KIPP Texas Public Schools’ student dress code supports equitable educational access. It is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes, and that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size.


The student dress code supports our goal of inspiring students to learn and focus on their academic excellence.

For the 2023-24 school year, students will be allowed to wear:

  • KIPP collar shirt or t-shirt issued by the student’s current school
  • Khaki, blue or black pants*
  • Skirts, or shorts that are 3 inches above the knee or longer*

*Please note that bottoms should be without holes, rips, or tears.

Two students smiling at KIPP Shine school in Houston

First Day of School Printables

The first day of school is Monday, August 14, 2023 and It’s almost time to take your annual and oh-so-cute first-day-of-school photo!

We look forward to seeing your joyful first day of school photos!

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