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.

Orange County Register Laptop Program

Earn free laptops for Santiago Charter Middle School! Click here for more information.

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.)


After School Tutoring

Tutoring will begin in a few weeks.

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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

First Day of School

Welcome to Santiago!

Our seventh grade students had a great first day! We are very glad to have met so many wonderful new Santanas! We look forward to seeing our returning eighth grade students.

Please note that all students are required to wear their ID cards and lanyards around their necks at ALL times while on campus. If you were not able to take your picture during registration, we will provide a lanyard and necessary information during the first week of school.

Registration Information

Hello Parents and Guardians of future Santanas,
Please click below for the registration packet for the 2014-2015 school year. If you received a post card in the mail and cannot print our registration forms please drop by Santiago's front office. Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.

Registration Packet-English

Registración Oprima Aqui-Español


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Teachers Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

This Friday, teachers and staff accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in an effort to help spread awareness of ALS, often known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." A special 10-minute assembly was held just before the end of the school day, and teachers who volunteered to have ice-cold water tossed on them lined up on the stage. ASB students willingly took on the task of tossing the water, while the entire school watched from the amphitheater. Thank you teachers for your efforts, and thank you those who donated to our efforts after school. We will continue to accept donations Monday morning, and throughout the week.

Campus Closed Labor Day

Santiago's campus will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.


Annual College Night

All high school and middle school students, their families and friends are invited to attend our Annual College Night. There will be over 40 colleges and universities and the military present on November 5, 2014 at El Modena High School. Please view the flyer for further information.

Animated pen2014-2015 School CalendarAnimated pen

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

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Trophy 2014

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Race A Medals won Race C

Santiago Wins First Place at Foundation Games!

Our students participated in the Foundation Games held at El Modena High School's campus and came in at first place! Here are photos from that event. We are very proud of the outstanding efforts of our star athletes! Congratulations to Coach Tanner and our topnotch Santanas!

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Students Ask "How Can I Make a Difference?"

Our 7th grade English classes were very involved with a project that centered around the essential question, "How can I make a difference in the world around me?" Each group researched an important issue and created a charity. Their final projects consisted of a poster, a public service announcement, a powerpoint, a flyer or a brochure. Students presented their project and informed other students and teachers about the importance of supporting their charity.

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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.