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 AccountEducation Protection Account Resolution 2015-2016
Education Protection Account Resolution 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Expenditures by Function 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Resolution 2013-2014
LCAP 2015-2018 Final Draft
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. 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. Please click here for more information.
View free online tutorial videos for parents and students here
Late Start Wednesday
Late start Wednesdays begin on September 2. 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
After school tutoring will begin soon!.
For school Uniforms ContactJ & M Promotions
Santiago's yearbook may be purchased through the front office.
Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:
Web page maintained by D. Maude!
We are looking forward to seeing our Santiago students and families for fall registration. Please click here for Registration Packet In English or Registración Oprima Aqui-Español information. Registration folders will also be available from the front office beginning August 10.
End of the Year Activities
Our Santanas have been very busy these last two months of school. We had a Sports Dance, students in drama put on a play, Spring Concert followed the next week, and we held ASB elections. We also were able to host two Holocaust survivors on our campus, had a Funday Sundae, a PBIS breakfast, and then had an opportunity to host Career Day with wonderful guest speakers! We held a lunch raffle for students one day, then distributed yearbooks that students took delight in sharing with each other! Thank you to all of our parents and staff who have done a wonderful job participating with all of our activities this year!
Santiago's Summer Hours
We hope everyone will have a wonderful summer. If you need to visit our school, from June 22 – July 31, we will be open Monday–Thursday 8:00am – 12:00pm. We will be closed on Fridays.
A New Elective - "STEAM" - Are you prepared for the 21st Century Job?
STEAM stands for Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math. This class is for active learners who are critical thinkers. It involves inquiry, problem solving, and active engagement. The class offers diversified and individualized learning with opportunities for team work and collaboration. Students will learn applied academics, real-life problem solving, and other skills needed for 21st Century Jobs. Parents may download our STEAM flyer, and have your child's teacher write in a recommendation for this rigorous class.
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!
New to Santiago?
To 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:
Proofs of residence - must show name and address
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 DonorsChoose.org link to see what projects your student's teacher might need help funding with today!
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.
2015-2016 School Calendars
Please click here for Santiago's 2015-2016 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 celebrated 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