Santiago Middle School At Santiago Charter Middle School our mission is to assist our students to attain an educational advantage by delivering a quality and disciplined public school education of unmatched quality.

515 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92869 | (714) 997-6366

As an independent charter school, any child in the 7th or 8th grade in the state of California may attend our school.


SARC (School Accountability Report Card), contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Please click here forSantiago's Accountability Report Card

Education Protection Account

Education Protection Account Resolution 2015-2016
Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Resolution 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Expenditures by Function 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Resolution 2013-2014
LCAP 2015-2018 Final Draft
LCAP 2013-2014 Final Draft
Title III 2015-2016

Latest News

Counseling Corner

Miss Patel, our on-site counselor here at Santiago, is very excited to support you in your journey through Middle School. Please visit her website at Miss Patel's Counseling Corner.

Anti-Bullying Information

Stop Bullying Now is an online website that presents practical research-based strategies for reducing bullying in schools

The District’s policies on discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying can be accessed on the District’s website here. Copies are available in the school office. For a Student Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Avoiding Bullying & Harrassment please click here.

Introducing OverDrive: E-Books for Students

We are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive. Please click here for more information. We are encouraging our students to keep up their reading skills by offering ebooks over the summer and throughout the year. Please click here for more information or for Spanish, please click here.

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View free online tutorial videos for parents and students here

Late Start Wednesday

On late start Wednesdays school starts at 8:50am. Our regular days begin at 7:50am (Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.)



If your student will be absent, please call (714) 628-5681 or you may send a note with your child when he/she returns to school.

After School Tutoring

After school tutoring is held in the library from 3pm-4pm. The late bus that arrives at 4pm will continue to pick up students thru Thursday, May 26. Our last day of after school tutoring is May 26, but the library will continue to remain open until 4:30pm Monday-Thursday, and 4pm on Friday..

For school Uniforms Contact

J & M Promotions

Yearbook Sale

Santiago's yearbook may be purchased through the front office.

Facilities Icon

Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:

HS Facilities Master Planning for 21st Century Learning

Web page maintained by D. Maude!

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PTSA meetings will be held at 6pm in the library on the following days: 11/17, 1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 5/3, 6/7


Upcoming Events


Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Don't miss out! Tickets for the Wizard of Oz are on sale now at the front office. All tickets sold at the door will be $10. In advance, tickets will be $8 for adults, $6 for students. Performance dates: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 25, 26, & 27.

Memorial Day Observed

Memorial Day

Santiago's campus will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

We Had a Great Time!

Our students have had so many fun activities, where can we begin?! We held a STRIVE assembly where students shared their talents by dancing, singing and participating in various events. Our guest speaker gave an inspirational speech that encouraged students always make extra efforts to achieve their goals in life. PBIS hosted an All-Star Breakfast to recognize students who were discovered making positivie choices. Our athletic students participated in the Foundation Games and we had our Staff vs. Students Softball game! Thank you to our Student Principal Ellie Nguyen, and Vice Principals Noah Esfandier, Miranda Fahie and Gigi Watson, our top Jog-A-Thon winners. Thank you to all participants who made our assemblies and games successful. Our Santanas Rock!

Minimum Day, Friday, June 3

Students will be dismissed from classes at 12:15pm on Friday, June 3.

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Career Day

Career Day Speakers

Parents-do you have a career that our students would love to hear about? If you are interested, or know of someone who would like to participate in our upcoming Career Day, please email our counselor, Ms. Patel, at Our students are interested in learning about different careers and with your help, we can introduce various opportunities that await them! Our event takes place on Friday, June 3 from 8am-12:15pm.

Library and Textbooks Due Dates

bookcartThursday, June 2, library (reading) books will be due. Please encourage your students to return their books. If a book is lost, please have them visit Mrs. Maude in the library, and she can share with the student the cost of replacement. We will begin textbook return on Monday, June 6 beginning with foreign language books. On Tuesday, June 7, we will begin collecting English and history books. Then on Wednesday, June 8, students will bring in their science and math books.

Santiago's 8th Grade Promotion Party 2016!

On Friday, June 10, 2016 (5-9 PM), eligible 8th grade students will be invited to attend a FREE and FUN party with food, games, raffle prizes, dancing and more! We NEED all of our 7th and 8th grade families to HELP to make this event one they will never forget!
PLEASE consider donating baked goods, candy, drinks, gift cards, raffle items, money donations and/or your time. There are so many ways you can participate!
Donations are being accepted in the office now until Tuesday, June 7! To sign-up, please click on this link.
Or stop in the office and sign-up on the hard copy.
2016 8th Grade Promotion Party Committee

Late Bus Ends May 26

If your student is boarding the late bus at 4pm, the last day of service is Thursday, May 26. Our earlier buses that arrive at 2:50pm will continue to pick up students until the end of the school year.

Thank You

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8th Grade Promotion Dress Code

Girls- No strapless or backless dresses or deep necklines. Moderate height heels or flats are recommended for safety as well as comfort. No formal gowns. Street or tea length dresses with shoulder straps or sleeves are appropriate, as are dressy skirts and blouses.
Boys- No tuxedos, jeans, shorts, t-shirts or sweatshirts. Appropriate shoes must be worn. Dress slacks and a collared long or short-sleeved shirt, with or without a sports coat, or a sweater are appropriate. A tie is optional.

Código de Vestimenta para la Graduación

Niñas- No vestidos sin tirantes o vestidos de espalda descubierta o escotes profundos. Se recomienda tacones de altura moderada o zapatillas planas para la seguridad y comodidad. No vestidos formales. Vestidos regulares o vestidos con tirantes anchos en los hombros o mangas son adecuados, así como blusas y faldas de vestir.
Niños- No trajes, pantalones vaqueros, pantalones cortos, playeras o sudaderas. Deben llevarse zapatos adecuados. Vestir pantalones y una camisa de manga corta o larga con o sin un saco o suéter es adecuada. Corbata es opcional.

Student Led Conferences Are Coming!

Parents, please click on this flyer for information regarding our upcoming eighth grade Student Led Conferences. This event gives your eighth grader a chance to share of their amazing accomplishments with you!

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Fresh and clean

That's how our students like to wear their P.E. uniforms. Unfortunately, those clean clothes might get left at home. Santiago has a remedy for that: loaner P.E. clothes! This is where we need parents to help. Santiago is looking for parents to help launder those borrowed items, so that the next student can wear "fresh and clean" clothing should they get left at home. Parents would pick up clothing on Friday afternoon, and return them to our campus on Monday morning. Please contact Mrs. Figueroa at or call her at 714-633-2619 to help.

Alarm ClockNew Tardy Policy

After Spring Break, Santiago will implement a new tardy policy. If a student is tardy for any class Monday, Tuesday or Friday, that student will serve one hour of detention on Tuesday in the Lecture Hall. If a student is tardy for any class on Wednesday or Thursday, that student will serve one hour of detention in the Lecture Hall on Thursday.

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Santiago Enrollment

Did you know that Santiago Charter Middle School is a school of choice? We accept students from all attendance areas. Mrs. Somers, our registrar will be happy to provide further details at (714) 997-6366.

LCAP Survey

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), all districts and charter schools are required to create a document called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). One part of the LCAP is to gather information from your community about what areas of the school the community feels are effective or may need to improve. In order to get your opinion on how you feel about Santiago, we have created short survey for you to give us your feedback so that we can take it into consideration when creating the LCAP. Please click on the link below and take the short survey so that we can make sure that you have a voice in the process! LCAP Survey

Como parte del Plan Local de la Formula de Financiamiento (LCFF) del Gobernador Jerry Brown, se requiere que todos los distritos y las escuelas crean un documento llamado el Plan de Rendición de Cuentas (LCAP). Una parte de la LCAP es reunir información de nuestra comunidad acerca de qué áreas de la escuela la comunidad siente que son eficaces o areas en que podemos mejorar. Con el fin de obtener su opinión sobre cómo se siente acerca de Santiago, hemos creado una breve encuesta para que nos de sus comentarios para que podamos tenerlo en cuenta a la hora de crear la LCAP. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace abajo y la breve encuesta para que podamos asegurarnos de que usted tiene una voz en el proceso! LCAP Survey Spanish

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Campus Clubs

Students were invited to visit various booths during lunch for an opportunity to join one of Santiago's many clubs. If your student is interested, and didn't have a chance to visit with the advisor, please click here for the names of our clubs and days that they meet.

New to Santiago?

SantiagoTo view our registration page, please click here
-Call for more information or to schedule a tour (714) 997-6366
-Office hours are Monday-Friday (please call first, summer office hours vary.)
What to bring to register your student:
Immunization records

Proofs of residence - must show name and address
Birth certificate
School records
California Standards Tests (CSTs) or other standardized test results
We believe in Personalized Education for All Students

DonorsChoose for Teachers

There is a wonderful site that our teachers are participating in that allows the community to support teachers and students in various projects! Click on the link to see what projects your student's teacher might need help funding with today!

Animated pen2015-2016 School CalendarsAnimated pen

Please click here for Santiago's 2015-2016 student calendar or here for the 2016-2017 calendar.

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Important Information Regarding Confidential Student Data

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”
The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.
Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:

Santiago Recycles!

Beverage containers (plastic and glass bottles and cans) are being collected around campus. Look for the Black Recycling Receptacles in some classrooms, the office, and the library to help our environment while at the same time, help generate funds for our library and academic clubs. During lunch time turn in your recyclables into the Grey Recycling Receptacle with Mr. Rodriguez.
Printer ink cartridges & toners are also being collected for recycling. Funds collected benefit our school staff in helping replenish office/school supplies. Look for boxes in the office and the library.
E-Waste items are any electronics that plug in or take batteries (including lithium batteries). Smaller items are collected in boxes located in the office & library. Larger items will be collected later in the year (date to be determined). Please keep e date. Funds collected from E-Waste collections will benefit our school's technology account.

Free Money Programs for Santiago

BoxTops and Labels for Education are easy ways to earn funds for Santiago.
Food and household items that you normally buy can have any of these coupons/labels. All you have to do is cut them out and bring them to school. A green collection box is located in the office. Some teachers may have incentives for turning in BoxTops and Labels for Education.
Another easy way to collect BoxTops for Santiago is by signing up on There are Sweepstakes to win BoxTops and supplies for Santiago, some with no purchase necessary; some you can enter daily. Also on their website, you can print out money saving coupons, get some delicious recipes, shop online and earn more BoxTops for our school at the same time. It's easy and a win-win for all!


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From the Principal

Hello and Welcome!

Santiago Charter Middle School celebrated our 20th year anniversary as a charter school this year! Santiago was the very first charter school in Orange County and the 66th Charter School in the State of California. We were named a California Distinguished School in 2011 and continue to STRIVE to be one of the top middle schools in Orange County. We have about 1000 students enrolled in both 7th and 8th grade from our surrounding communities. We welcome all students from all attendance areas as we are a school of choice.

Santiago is proud to have caring teachers, staff, and administration that focus on personalization and caring for each and every student. Our students enjoy classes such as Honors, Leadership, Computers, Public Speaking, Choir, Band, Art, Woodshop, Chinese, Spanish, French, Dance, as well as all of the traditional 7th and 8th grade classes. Our students thrive with extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and educational travel opportunities.

We are here to serve and welcome you to visit our website, call our office, or stop by for a tour.

Principal D'Agostino


Jim D'Agostino, Ed.D
Principal/Executive Director



We spent a day at Santiago Middle School to capture student life through the lens, what fun!

Contact Us

515 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92869

(714) 997-6366
(714) 532-4758 FAX

Absence Line:
(714) 628-5681

Annual Notification to Parents: “In accordance with the Federal asbestos regulations, our school maintains a file with the results of asbestos inspections of various building materials at our school. The file is available for review with prior appointment.”

Easy Ways to Give

Are you saving your Box Tops?
Click here for more information.


Most grocery stores have a Community Contribution Program. Obtain a card from your grocery store and register it at:

Food 4 Less
Office Depot: Designate 'Santiago'
Target: Designate 'Santiago'
Click In the Community, Community Partners. Partner ID #49001016161

2015-2016 PTSA Meeting Dates

9/22, 10/27, 11/17, 1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/3, 6/7

Where: In the Library
When: 6pm

2015-2016 Charter Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Agendas & Minutes


Charter Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in the library. Here are the dates for 2015-2016 school year: 8/19, 9/9, 10/21, 11/18, 12/9, 1/20, 2/17, 3/9, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/13