A California Distinguished School 2011
Santiago Charter School
515 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92869
Principal/Executive Director: Jim D'Agostino, Ed.D.
Assistant Principals: Gregg Hilker & Ricardo Rodriguez
School Colors: Navy and Teal
At Santiago 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 value. We welcome your comments and questions.
Santiago Middle School was built in 1973 on 22.5 acres in the El Modena area in the city of Orange. We are located on Rancho Santiago Blvd. between Bond and Chapman Avenues. Santiago Middle School
opened as the first Charter School in Orange County in September 1995 and the sixty-sixth Charter
School in the State of California. As a charter school, Santiago serves approximately 45 square miles of
eastern Orange County. Santiago currently operates on a modified traditional track August to June
calendar similar to OUSD with a staggered start for 7th graders one day early. Approximately 984
students were enrolled in grades seven and eight during the 2010-2011 school year.
The staff at Santiago shares a vision of a student-centered program dedicated to the educational wellbeing of each of its unique middle school students. Santiago was one of only seven schools in all of Orange County to receive the honor of being named a California Distinguished School in 2011. This recognition is the product of hard work and commitment from the entire school community. At Santiago 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 value. We welcome your feedback, comments and questions.
Jim D'Agostino, Ed.D.