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 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Expenditures By Function 2012-2013

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.

Students Invited to Enter NASA Essay Contest

You have an opportunity to be a scientist for a day by telling NASA which target you think is best for the Cassini spacecraft. If you are interested in participating please click here for more information.

Santiago Clubs

Here is information about club meeting days and locations on Santiago's campus: Santiago Clubs

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

School begins at 8:50am


After School Tutoring

We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3-4pm in the library. The late bus will arrive at 3:55 pm for those students who take the bus home.

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J & M Promotions

Yearbook Sale

Santiago's Yearbook is on sale and can be ordered online from Herff Jones.

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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

2013-2014 Student Calendar

Web page maintained by D. Maude!

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Upcoming Events

McDonalds Flyer

We want to thank our Santiago families and friends who joined us at our McTeacher Fundraiser Night. Our staff enjoyed volunteering and we hope everyone enjoyed a great meal. We want to thank the generosity of McDonalds, who will donate a portion of sales from this event to Santiago. Thank you everyone for your support!

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

Enrollment Conferences

Welcome incoming Santiago Students! Santiago is holding Enrollment Conferences beginning April 15! Please click here for the English flyer and the Spanish flyer for days and times that are convenient for you to attend.

Voting BoxCharter Board Opportunity

Santiago Middle School is seeking qualified parents from the current 7th grade parents, our future 7th grade parents, as well as alumni Santiago parents for the Charter Board. Please consider volunteering your time and expertise to this valuable and exciting endeavor. If you are interested in the parent positions, please view our informational flyer.

Foundation Games Athletes

Jumping A Tossing Jumping B

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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Jog-A-Thon Rewards

We had a very successful Jog-A-Thon, and want to thank all of our participants! We've attached the schedule of prizes and activities for families to view. Thank you to all of our families, students and staff.

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Read Across America

Santiago students had an opportunity to read to students at Chapman Hills and Panarama Elementary School to celebrate Read Across America Day. What a wonderful way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and encourage everyone to read and learn!

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Animal Awareness Fundraiser

Animal Awareness Success Story

Brynn Deily and Julianna James, seen here with Principal D'Agostino, are presenting a check to Katie Ingram and Kristen Zemke of the Orange County Animal Shelter. Both Brynn and Julianna worked together for three days to raise awareness in the community about the animals who needed care in animal shelters. They successfully raised $535 to donate to the Orange County Animal Shelter and collected boxes of blankets, dog treats, and food. During Open House they set up a booth and gave a speech in the amphitheater. “We think that it is important to raise funds for animals because they can’t support themselves,” explained Brynn. “If you want to do something, you have to put forth the effort,” said Julianna. These 8th grade students definitely put forth their effort, and by helping raise awareness for animals in shelters they did a great job raising funds. Awesome job girls!

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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.

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!

calendar2013-2014 School Calendar

Please view the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year at the link below:

2013-2014 Student Calendar


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From the Principal

Hello Santiago Santanas!

I would like to welcome each and every one of you to Santiago Charter Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. We are an independent charter school of 7th and 8th graders that is committed to providing our students with the best possible educational experience available. We focus on project based learning, integrating technology into the classroom, and building strong character, in addition to meeting all state curriculum standards.

We want you to have a great school year and are here to assist you. Please call us or stop by as we are eager to form a partnership with our student and parent community

Principal D'Agostino


Jim D'Agostino



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) 628-4366 ext. 8501

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

2013-2014 PTSA Meeting Dates


9/25, 10/23, 11/21, 12/12, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, 6/18

Where: In the Library
When: 7pm

2013-2014 Charter Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Agendas & Minutes


Charter Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in the library.