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 forSantiago'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

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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. 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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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

Santiago has after school tutoring in the library.

For school Uniforms Contact

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

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PTSA meetings will be held at 6pm in the library on the following days: 9/20, 10/25, 11/15, 2/21, 3/28 4/25 (additional dates to be arranged)

Upcoming Campus Activities

Afterschool Soccer Program

Soccer practices are 3PM till 4PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please click here for the Soccer Schedule


Upcoming & Current Events

McTeacher Night at McDonald's

We spent a wonderful evening with our Santiago families and the community during Santiago's McTeacher Night. Our staff had a great time serving Santanas at this successful fundraising event. We would like to extend a huge thank you to McDonalds for hosting our activity, and would also like to thank our families and the community for your wonderful support.

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Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival

Santiago has a wonderful opportunity to participate in the City of Orange's 20th Annual "Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival" and we are looking for the following donations:

  • Lemonade in cans
  • Individual sized Gatorades
  • Juice boxes/pouches
  • Water

All profits will go toward Santiago's amphitheater cover. If interested in helping with donations, please bring the items to the front office by Wednesday, October 26. Thank you for helping us celebrate with the City of Orange as we welcome fall to our community.

Halloween Dance Tickets

Halloween CatHalloween Dance tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 25 at the front office window before school, during nutrition and after school. The dance will be held on Friday, October 28 from 12:15-1:45pm.


Reflections Celebration

Santiago will host the PTSA Reflections Celebration in our cafeteria Tuesday, October 25 at 6pm.

Wear Jeans for Perfect Attendance

Students who had perfect attendance and no tardies during the month of October will be allowed to wear jeans on Thursday, October 27. Great job students!

Minimum Day, October 28

Friday will be a minimum day for our students. Classes will dismiss at 12:15pm.

Halloween Costumes: Friday

Parents-our students will be allowed to wear Halloween costumes on Friday, October 28. Please note that NO CLOWN COSTUMES will be permitted on campus. Halloween Dress Guidelines: English, Spanish

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.

President Game Club Game Playing Game Screen

Spotlight On: Game Club

Many years ago, being in a game club meant bringing out a box filled with game pieces that allowed two or more players to engage in a battle of strategy. These days, having fast reflexes and the ability to think beyond the next step gives students a leading edge while using electronic devices to compete in tournaments that allow up to eight players to compete. The president of Game Club is Martin Ruiz, and Vice President is Charles Tran, with Mr. Khaled as their advisor. In order to participate, students have submitted signed parent permission slips and must follow the club's constitution. Club members are also allowed to bring their own device to participate. What a fun way to spend lunch making new friends!

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Santiago Enrollment

Did you know that Santiago Charter Middle School is a school of choice? We accept students from all attendance areas. Mrs. Somers, our registrar, will be happy to provide further details at (714) 997-6366.

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.

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
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2016-2017 PTSA Meeting Dates

9/22, 10/25, 11/15, 2/21, 3/28, 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