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

Education Protection Account (EPA) Resolution 2016-2017
Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan 2015-2016
Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Resolution 2015-2016
Education Protection Account Resolution 2014-2015
LCAP 2016-2019 Final Draft
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.

Student Concern Form

Please use this form to report any incidents that you have observed or students that you are concerned about at Santiago.

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. For more information in Spanish, please click here.

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Teen Happenings at the OPL

Hi Santanas!
Did you know that the Orange Public Library has fun activities for teens grades 7-12? Just take a look at the upcoming events:
Teen Advisory Group
Calendar of Upcoming Activities

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.) Late starts begin August 31, 2016, PLUS two late start Fridays (September 16 and March 3.)



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

Our after school tutoring is in the library from 3:00pm-3:50pm. We will have late busses available for students Monday-Thursday. Students participating in the after school program will board the bus at 4pm.

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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

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PTSA meetings will be held at 6pm in the library on the following days: 4/25 (additional dates to be arranged)

Upcoming Campus Activities

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Food Drive for
Second Harvest

ASB is holding a food drive for Second Harvest, a food bank in need of donations. They are accepting the following items: peanut butter, canned vegetables, rice, canned fruit, dried or canned beans, whole grain cereal, canned or boxed soup, whole grain pasta and canned fish. Donations will be accepted through June 2. Thank you!


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. Please contact Mrs. Figueroa at or call her at 714-633-2619 to help.


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Registration Information

Did you know that Santiago Charter Middle School is a school of choice? SCMS is a tuition-free, independent charter school with open enrollment for 7th and 8th grade students. We accept students from all attendance areas.
Interested families of 6th grade students are invited to call our front office to schedule a personal tour of our campus.
Mrs. Somers, our registrar, will be happy to provide further details at (714) 997-6366.

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April Fundraisers=Food and Fun!

Santanas-We have a fundraiser coming up at Wise Guys, 7606 E. Chapman Ave., Orange from Saturday, April 22-Thursday, April 27. Please be sure to bring this flyer the night you dine. Attending fundraising events will provide funds that benefit our 8th grade promotion party. Thank you for your support!

Talent Show

Our talented students and staff will be performing on Thursday, April 27 at 6pm in the cafeteria.Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 24 at the front office window.

Wear Jeans for Perfect Attendance

Students who had perfect attendance for the month of April may wear jeans on Friday, April 28.


El Modena High School Fundraiser

El Modena's Grad Night Committee presents a night of FUNdraising for a great cause on Firday, May 19 at 6pm. Funds from this event support a safe grad night for EMHS graduates. Please view flyer for further details.

Principal for the Day

Principals for the Day

Here are our Principals and Assisant Principals for the day: Cole Adams, Cayla Auxier, Noah Esfandier, Kameron Gardner, Emmet Humenik, Blake Keister, Elizabeth Morris, Caitlin Mott, Sara Najm, Sara Elizabeth Raburn, and Angelina Rios-Galindo. Congratulations to our top Jog-A-Thon winners.

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Strive Assembly Day

We are fortunate to have such wonderful students and staff who earn outstanding achievements and participate in STRIVE activities on our campus. We had an early start to our day by having our All Star Breakfast, where we recognized students who performed a kind or special deed without any prompting. Our STRIVE program began with the music group OffSunset, who will be releasing their latest musical recording this week. Officer Tom Kisela delivered an inspiring speech on the importance of integrity. We recognized Gold, Silver and Bronze Strive students, and our top ten readers. ASB, dance and cheer gave dazzling performances. Academic Pentathlon students proudly displayed medals that they were awarded in this week's competition (great job Mrs. Shukla and students!) We enjoyed the waterballoon game, and robotics demonstations. Mr. Tanner, Mr. Chiang and Mrs. Hurdle introduced the students who will be participating in the Foundation Games. Our day ended with the annual Students vs. Staff softball games. Thank you to all of our amazing students and staff who make Santiago a great school!

SCMS Anti-Bullying Campaign

Hi Santanas,
Our staff and students were able to dedicate time to understand what bullying is, and what we can do to prevent it. We wanted to share that information with our communities and families with the hope that each person is given the opportunity to reach their fullest potentional, not only with their families and friends, but with everyone they meet. We hope the following information will inspire others as much as it did each person on our campus.

Cary Trivanovich

Santiago's Guest Speaker Wows Students

Cary Trivanovich gave a great pantomime performance before presenting a heartfelt speech about the effects of bullying at our latest assembly. He shared words of wisdom to inspire our students to reach towards the "rewards of selflessness" in their daily interactions. Mr. Trivanovich travels extensively throughout the country addressing students from elementary through high school.
Our parents had the opportunity to meet Mr. Trivanovich and Dr. Martin Eaton during both our anti-bullying parent presentation nights. These two knowledgeable professionals were available to answer questions and concerns regarding bullying. We are very appreciative of all the help they gave to our parents and staff. Mr. Trivanovich invites parents and students to view further information at

SCMS Anti-Bullying Campaign

During our Anti-Bullying Campaign we helped students identify and understand the impact of bullying. In collaboration with our counselor, who put together our Prezio presentation, our students also viewed a video. Follow-up discussions were held at the end of the presentations and throughout the week. We've provided the SCMS Anti-Bullying video for familes who wish to have further discussions with their students.

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2016-2017 Registration Packet

Registration Information
Registración Oprima Aqui

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
Proof of birth: We accept either U.S. or non-U.S. birth certificates. We accept all students regardless of immigration status.
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!

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Please click here to view Santiago's 2016-2017 calendar and 2017-2018 calendar.

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:

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From the Principal

Hello and Welcome!

Santiago Charter Middle School is a tuition free public school with a private school approach. We are entering our 22nd year as Orange County’s first charter school! We have amazing programs that offer our students many opportunities that other middle schools do not offer. We were named a California Distinguished School in 2011 and continue to STRIVE to be one of the top middle schools in Orange County. In many ways, we operate like a traditional middle school and in other ways, we are very much a charter school offering students choices that traditional schools often do not offer. We have about 1000 students enrolled at Santiago from our surrounding community and feeder schools. Because we are a school of choice, we can accept students from any attendance area. Many of our students come to Santiago on Open Enrollment, No Child Left Behind applications, or from surrounding school districts.

Personalization. Santiago is proud to have caring teachers, staff, and administration that focus on personalization. We treat every single student with a caring and supportive approach. Our programs are outstanding as we focus on teaching students through project-based learning and hands-on activities. Our students enjoy classes such as Honors, Leadership, Computers, Public Speaking, Choir, Band, Guitar, Art, Drama, Woodshop, Home Economics, Films, Chinese, Spanish, French, Dance, STEM (brand new STEM lab) as well as all of the traditional 7th and 8th grade classes. We also have nearly 500 technology devices on campus for student use every day. Our students thrive with extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and educational travel opportunities. In the past few years, our students have taken educational international tours to Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Costa Rica. In June of 2017 our students will have the opportunity to go to Ireland, Scotland, and England on “The Castle Tour”.

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

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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' for "Give Back to Schools" program
Click In the Community, Community Partners. Partner ID #49001016161

2016-2017 PTSA Meeting Dates

4/25 (additional dates to be arranged)

Where: In the Library
When: 6pm

2016-2017 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 2016-2017 school year: 8/22, 9/7, 10/19, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/15, 3/8, 4/19, 5/17, 6/14, 7/12