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 for Santiago's Accountability Report Card

Education Protection Account Resolution 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Resolution 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Expenditures By Function 2012-2013
LCAP 2013-2014 Final Draft

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 under "students". 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.

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Santiago School Safety Committee

The Santiago School Safety Commitee holds weekly meetings Thursday mornings in the Parent Center in the library at 8am. The purpose of these meetings is to "establish a program of safety communication, education, and training for all supervisory personnel on a regular basis and for employees as directed by management." Parents of Santiago students and the community are welcome to attend our meetings.

View free online tutorial videos for parents and students here

Late Start Wednesday

Late start Wednesdays begin on August 27. 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

If you are interested in tutoring, please contact Ms. Patel or Mr. Hilker.

For school Uniforms Contact

J & M Promotions

Yearbook Sale

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

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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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Upcoming Events

CardsTexas Hold 'Em Cards

You're Invited to an Almost Cinco de Mayo Texas Hold 'Em Tournament! Our fundraiser is limited to the first 100 parents and will benefit the Technology of Santiago Middle School! We will have a live auction, a silent auction, great food and prizes on Saturday, April 25. For further information, please view our flyer.


Santiago Activities

Santiago students had a great STRIVE assembly on Friday morning, where they enjoyed ASB skits, dances performed by Mrs. Barbas' classes, were recognized for their achievements for placing first place in Academic Pentathlon, and listened to inspirational speakers. We had a great softball game that followed in the afternoon, while listening to music played by a DJ as we ate our lunch. Thank you for the wonderful day Santanas and staff!

Jogathon Winners 2015

Top Jog-A-Thon Winners Take Over Campus

Our top Jog-A-Thon winners were able to shoulder the responsibilities of Santiago's campus for a day. We were honored to have Jade Holbert as Principal, Elizabeth Nguyen, Kyle Maguire, and Alejandro Ruiz as Vice Principals, and as Cabinet Members: Ricardo Mendoza, Rafael Espinoza and Mackey McDougal. We hope everyone had a great day. We appreciated their suggestions, and enjoyed their company.

Pentathlon 2015 Pentathlon Also

Santiago Wins Big at Academic Pentathlon!

We are very proud of our Academic Pentathlon participants. Santiago's students came in first place for SUPER QUIZ and first place overall for all of Orange County. What an amazing job Santanas!

Spring Portraits Update

Your Spring Portraits have shipped! You should receive your portraits soon. Families may select their favorites photos and pay online! Simply go to, then log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert. Please return unpurchased portraits to your science teachers at Santiago Middle School.

Enrollment Conferences

Santiago will host enrollment conferences for incoming seventh grade students and their families on April 21 and 23 (Tuesday and Thursday) at 5:30pm in the Lecture Hall (English) and the cafeteria (Spanish.) We look forward to meeting our future Santanas and their families. Please call (714) 997-6366 for further information.

Testing this week

SBAC Testing Begins

Santiago's students will begin testing on Thursday, April 9 and will continue throughout the month. We would like to encourage our students to eat a healthy breakfast or snack to help them with a great start to their morning.

Academic Club Discount Card

Community Discount Card to Help Academic Clubs

Santiago's academic clubs, Science Olympiad and Pentathlon, are selling Community Discount Cards at $10 each. 50% of the money earned goes directly to our clubs. If interested, contact Mrs. Shukla Please view our flyer for a list of vendors. Thank you for helping support our clubs!

New to Santiago?

SantiagoTo view our registration page, please click here
-Reserve the date! We have special activities planned for our upcoming
Open House on Thursday, February 26 from 5-8pm
-Call for more information or to schedule a tour (714) 997-6366
Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.
-Please click below for the registration packet for the 2014-2015 school year.
We believe in Personalized Education for All Students
Registration Packet-English
Registración Oprima Aqui-Español

Santiago Sweatshirts

Good news! With the onset of the cold weather and to help avoid the rush at the uniform store, the office has a limited number of sweatshirts, provided by J & M, for sale. The cost is $18.00 each, payable by cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to J & M Promotions. We also have the Santiago zipper jackets on sale for $25 each.

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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!

Campus Clubs

Students had a preview of Santiago's campus clubs. Please click on our link here for information about when and where our clubs meet. This is a great opportunity to participate in new activities and make new friends!

Extended Library Hours

Our new library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7am to 4:30pm, Wednesday 8:50am-4:30pm, and Friday 7am-4pm.

Animated pen2014-2015 School CalendarAnimated pen

Please click here for Santiago's 2014-2015 student calendar.

Girl Recycling Santiago Recycles! Boy recycling

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 will be celebrating 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

2014-2015 PTSA Meeting Dates

9/17, 10/8, 1/14, 2/11, 3/18, 4/8, 5/13

Where: In the Library
When: 7pm

2014-2015 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 2014-2015 school year: 8/20, 9/10, 10/15, 11/19, 12/10, 1/21, 2/18, 3/11, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/8