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.

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.

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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

McTeacher Night

Thank you Santiago Families!

Santiago staff and teachers had a fun evening serving families and the community. We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped make our McTeacher Night a success!

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Red Ribbon Week at Santiago!

Santiago's students participated in various campus activities throughout the week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Plus, students who wear their red wristbands at the following participating businesses will receive various discounts/free food! Click here for the list of Orange County businesses that are participating in Red Ribbon Week through October 26!

Pie Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

Santiago's got 8" frozen pies, ready to bake that will go straight from the freezer to your oven to your Thanksgiving Table! Only $6 per pie! Orders are being taken from October 22-October 31. Please view order form for additional information.

Dance Tickets on Sale This Week

Visit the office window beginning Tuesday, October 28 for tickets to our Halloween Dance! Tickets are $5.00 and the dance will be held on Friday, October 31 from 12 to 1:30pm

Wear Jeans for Perfect Attendance on Thursday

Students who had perfect attendance during the month of October may wear jeans on Thursday, October 30.

Minimum Day on Friday, October 31

Classes will be held from 7:50am to 12 noon on Friday, October 31.

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Santiago Band Performs at El Modena H.S. Homecoming Game!

The Santiago Band was invited to perform with the El Modena Band at the homecoming football game. Santiago was treated with "rock star" attention and a good time was had by all. Thank you Elmo Band for a wonderful evening.

Neighborhood Beautification

Saturday, November 15 from 8am to 12pm 1700-2000 E. Adams Ave., Orange. Come join us for a free lunch as The Saddleback Church and the community come together to help clean and make your neighborhood a more beautiful place to live. For further details.

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Did you know that gift card donations are an acceptable method to earn service hours? Each $10 gift card donation earns you one service hour. Gift cards are given as rewards and prizes throughout the year. What an easy and convenient way to earn service hours!

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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!

Red RibbonService Hour Donations! Red Ribbon

Help support this year’s Red Ribbon Week- a week dedicated to helping students stay DRUG FREE! Use the GoogleDoc link below to donation supplies, prizes or you time to earn Service Hours and help support us during Red Ribbon Week 2014!
Red Ribbon Donations

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.

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



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.

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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