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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Santiago's yearbook may be purchased through the front office.
Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:
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Texas Hold 'Em
You're Invited to an Almost Cinco de Mayo Texas Hold 'Em Tournament! Our fundraiser is limited to the first 100 parents and will benefit the Technology of Santiago Middle School! We will have a live auction, a silent auction, great food and prizes on Saturday, April 25. For further information, please view our flyer.
Charter Board Opportunity
Santiago Middle School is seeking qualified parents from the current 7th grade parents and our future 7th grade parents of Santiago for the Charter Board. Next year's board will need two new parents. To express interest, please contact Nanette Proctor, Business Manager at (714) 628-5645 or email@example.com. Please click here for more information.
SBAC Testing Begins
Santiago's students will begin testing on Thursday, April 9 and will continue throughout the month. We would like to encourage our students to eat a healthy breakfast or snack to help them with a great start to their morning.
Science Fair Judges-We Need You!
Parents-we are in need of your help with our Science Fair on June 3rd and 4th. We need judges for the student projects. You can be a judge for one, some, or all periods. The judging will be easy! If interested, please call (714) 997-6366 or email our Assistant Principal, Mr. Hilker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Discount Cards Help Santiago's Academic Clubs
Santiago's academic clubs, Science Olympiad and Pentathlon, are selling Community Discount Cards at $10 each. 50% of the money earned goes directly to our clubs. If interested, contact Mrs. Shukla email@example.com. Please view our flyer for a list of vendors. Thank you for helping support our clubs!
Santiago students had a great STRIVE assembly on Friday morning, where they enjoyed ASB skits, dances performed by Mrs. Barbas' classes, were recognized for their achievements for placing first place in Academic Pentathlon, and listened to inspirational speakers. We had a great softball game that followed in the afternoon, while listening to music played by a DJ as we ate our lunch. Thank you for the wonderful day Santanas and staff!
Top Jog-A-Thon Winners Take Over Campus
Our top Jog-A-Thon winners were able to shoulder the responsibilities of Santiago's campus for a day. We were honored to have Jade Holbert as Principal, Elizabeth Nguyen, Kyle Maguire, and Alejandro Ruiz as Vice Principals, and as Cabinet Members: Ricardo Mendoza, Rafael Espinoza and Mackey McDougal. We hope everyone had a great day. We appreciated their suggestions, and enjoyed their company.
Santiago Wins Big at Academic Pentathlon!
We are very proud of our Academic Pentathlon participants. Academic Pentathlon Competition is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and involves Math, English-Language Arts and Literature, Science, Social Studies, and Super Quiz. Santiago Charter Middle school 7th and 8th graders participated and did very well.
Our 8th grade team earned both possible awards and came in 1st place for Super Quiz and 1st place overall. This is huge as we stood out from all O.C. schools and we are very proud of our 8th graders! Outstanding effort Santanas!
ASB Leadership Opportunity
Anyone interested in ASB? Leadership Information meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at lunch in room 109. This meeting is MANDATORY for anyone interested in joining Leadership.
Leadership Class Information: 3.0 GPA required. No Ds or Fs, or Ns or Us.
Exemplary discipline record, few to no tardies or absences for the 7th grade year.
Students applying may be offered an interview. If they are accepted, they are automatically part of the Leadership Class for next year. This is one of your electives.
If a student wants to be an elected officer (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian), they will give a speech and be voted into office, but regardless of winning, they will still be in the class for the entire school year.
All of these details will be reviewed at the mandatory informational meeting on May 5.
All students have received their portraits, however, if not purchasing them, Spring Portraits are now overdue. Families may select their favorites photos and pay online! Simply go to mylifetouch.com, then log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert. Please return unpurchased portraits to your science teachers at Santiago Middle School.
New to Santiago?
To view our registration page, please click here
-Reserve the date! We have special activities planned for our upcoming
Open House on Thursday, February 26 from 5-8pm
-Call for more information or to schedule a tour (714) 997-6366
Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.
-Please click below for the registration packet for the 2014-2015 school year.
We believe in Personalized Education for All Students
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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 DonorsChoose.org link to see what projects your student's teacher might need help funding with today!
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!
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.
2014-2015 School Calendar
Please click here for Santiago's 2014-2015 student calendar.
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 www.boxtops4education.com. 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!
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.
Jim D'Agostino, Ed.D