The Santiago Experience


"A Public School with A Private School Approach"

Schools to Watch
2019 Schools to Watch
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
2019 Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Civic Learning Merit Award
2019 P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar
CA Distinguished School Award



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The Spring Memes/Vines Dance will take place on Friday, March 22nd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at the office window on Monday, March 18.  Students must bring their current, undamaged school ID card to purchase their $5 ticket. Students who purchase a dance ticket may wear school appropriate memes/vines attire the entire day of the dance. English Permission Slip, Spanish Permission Slip 


Minimum Day

Friday, March 29 is a minimum day, and classes will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.


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Santiago's campus will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. School will resume Monday, April 8.

A video snapshot of Santiago

Join us as we share A Snapshot of Santiago Charter Middle School.

Interested in visiting our campus? Call 997-6366 to schedule an appointment for Thursday Tour Days. Cannot make the date? We will work around your schedule for the visit.


Open Enrollment

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Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! Open Enrollment is for students who would like to attend a school other than their home school, based upon their area of residence. Click on our Open Enrollment link below to enroll your student at Santiago Charter Middle School.

Open Enrollment

Proud of our Santiago Students

Julianna Huffman, Joana Thomas and Marissa Villanueva

Santiago is proud of our Santiago students Julianna Huffman, Joana Thomas and Marissa Villanueva for being recognized at Chapman University for the 20th Annual Holocaust Writing and Art Contest - and extra congratulations to Joana who scored second in poetry!

Thank you Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Mallory who offered an information session to go over the content rules and requirements, and all who coordinated this opportunity. 


Congratulations to our Wall of Fame Students!

Each trimester an outstanding student is chosen from every department to be a member of the "Wall of Fame." These students exemplify citizenship, scholarship, leadership skills and overall exceptional performance. Parents and families are invited to attend as our students are honored at an awards ceremony where they receive a certificate and have the privilege of having their photograph taken and displayed in the library on the "Wall of Fame" for the trimester. 

8th grade promotion time change

Due to Fred Kelly Stadium being closed for renovations this year, OUSD high schools will be promoting at Angel Stadium.

Santiago will be holding 8th grade promotion at 10:00 am rather than 11:00 am on Thursday, June 13th to facilitate parents who will be attending both events.

Popcornopolis Fundraiser

Students are participating in PTSA's Popcornopolis Fundraiser, which is due March 22. Information is found here, and if your student needs a fundraising form, it can be picked up in the front office by

Mrs. Kerkhof's desk.

Santiago TV

Summer Cheer Camp June 2019


Josten's Yearbook logo


To order Santiago's yearbook, please download this form and return it with payment to

Mrs. Kerkhoff, or visit Josten's and order it online.

Green Spirit Day

Students showed their Green Day Spirit by wearing green shirts and green socks to school!


LCAP Survey 2018

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Your feedback matters! As a state and federally funded school, we consistently utilize the feedback of our stakeholders to develop the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the School Plan. This feedback is inclusive of academic support, social-emotional support and other ways Santiago can further support its students and the community. Please utilize the space below to provide feedback to Santiago's administration.

LCAP Parent Survey (English)

¡Su cooperación es importante! Como escuela financiada por el gobierno estatal y federal, regularmente utilizamos comentarios de nuestras familias ​​para desarrollar el Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local (LCAP) y el Plan Escolar. Esta evaluación de nuestros programas incluye el apoyo académico, el apoyo socioemocional y otras formas en que Santiago puede apoyar aún más a su hijo(a) y a la comunidad. Utilice el espacio a continuación para proporcionar comentarios a la administración de Santiago.

LCAP Encuesta para Padres (Español) 

Invite to tour school


Tours of campus Spanish


Catch Up With Santiago Events

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ASB News is here!



New STRIVE Mural

Thank you Mural Club for doing a wonderful job painting the new Strive mural. We love it!

After school tutoring from Monday through Thursday 3 pm to 4pm. Image by padrinan on PixabayPencil Image by padrinan on Pixabay

August 8, 9, 12 fall 2019 registration


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We are looking for parents to help us with various student activities throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on our Google sheet. Thank you.