School Details

Santiago Middle School

515 North Rancho Santiago Boulevard, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-6366
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 7-8 998 students 21 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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76%
50%
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57%
12%
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52%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Santiago Middle School is a charter middle school in Orange. 998 students attend Santiago Middle School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Santiago Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 998 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Santiago Middle School is 21:1. Eldorado Emerson Private School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 10%
Hispanic 60% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 36%
Unspecified 3% 4%
Filipino 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 30102%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 35%
Limited English proficiency 18% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attended this school in 7th grade. I felt the school was good for her academically.My daughter experienced some bullying and we were very satisfied with the way the school addressed the issue. My daughter decided to transfer to OCSA for 8th grade for her love of theater.

  • (4 years ago)

    i loved going to this school i learned so many things from the tachers and i hope that they keep doing a great job. student in 2009

  • (5 years ago)

    I am in ninth grade and just spent the last 2 years of my life at santaigo ms. While I was there i didnt really appreciate everything but now I miss it greatly. I sometimes find myself near tears because I miss that school so much. Ther of corse is drama and aspects that i wish were not there those two years but all of the good things that happened definatly outweighed the bad. I was talking with my fellow ninth grade friends and we all agree those were the two best years of our life and we cannot imagine anything better. All of the teachers were amazing and all of my friends wish greatly that the terachers from santiago could teach us in hs. We did not appreciate it while we wer at santiago but we greatly miss it and would give anythign to go back. It was too short

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had three children graduate from Santiago and I am enrolling two more this summer. All positive experiences. My son is health impared and at our initial meeting the Principal came up with great ideas for accomidating him and educating the staff about his unusual condition. We always stay involved and help solve issues that arise. This is a difficuly age group.

  • (5 years ago)

    good nice clean school the teachers are helpful the vice principals are so helpful except for the 7th grade Spanish teacher she is a little so strict

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a seventh grader here at santiago middle school. the teachers are great and the uniform code is nice. the student behavior is horrble however. there is much swearing and lots of drama. but my overall rating ofthis school so far is a 9.5.

  • (6 years ago)

    Well I'm a seventh grader. This is an overview of what I experienced. The teacher quality is greater then i expected and the service is great. The only thing lacking is my lack of experience so It's my bad on rating it low.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm an eigth grader at this school and so far i'm having a blast at this school. The teacher are always there to help us and there are always fun activities around. Probably the only problem is the unifrom policy. It can be ridiculous. I mean i get the tuck in your shirt part but to even dictate our sock choices? You have go to be kidding me.

  • (6 years ago)

    If your child struggles find another school. Its all about a numbers game. The office staff is more likely to take notice if your white with blue eyes. Not a place I recommend.

  • (6 years ago)

    ive been in this school for a year and its been great! ive achieved so many things that i never thought i can do. the teachers are great and have taught so many things and im really thankful that i got to go to this school! so if any parent is looking for a good school for your child this is the one to go! Thamk you Santiago charter Middle school!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student here at Santiago for now almost 2 years I have come to really enjoy everything about it. Athletics at this school are wonderful and the athlete who do compete in this school are dedicated and good at the sports they do. Even the test scores are good and the students really learn from the teachers. I learned so much knowledge and informationthat helped me pass tests and quizes with flying colours. Santiago even has great elective classes. Like woodshop for example. Or if your child isn't into woodshop may I suggest drama music art computers TA (teacher's assistant) or even home economics. And the students there are always having fun doing things and joing clubs of their liking. Santiago was such a great school I would advise anyone to go here.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school was pretty good. The teachers are okay. The rules are very unecessary.

  • (9 years ago)

    Due to the charter the teachers in this school have direct control of curriculum. This encourages innovation and adaptation. There is a sense of ownership throughout the school which makes everything work better than the norm.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very disappointed in this school. Uniform policy is not inforced as much as it should be. Staff & administration are not willing to go the extra mile for the kids that need it. It is very discouraging that such a reputable school has no desire to reach the failing kids to academically achieve. I am very disappointed in this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Santiago has the best program in the district! The staff both administrative and faculty care about all the kids from english learners to honors. With 1 100 kids I think they do a remarkable job giving the kids a challenging program that prepares them for high school and beyond. The uniqueness of the parent involvement contract makes it a welcoming place to get involved and see first hand what a great place it is. There is no perfect school because there are no perfect kids teachers or parents but it is an awesome school!

  • (10 years ago)

    Santiago is a great academic school. The teachers are very good and always give the students a good challenge. The only big problem with the school is it's safety. The school is not a safe place and your child could be beaten up very easily boy or girl.

  • (10 years ago)

    My girls loved Santiago. I found the teachers and principal to be very concerned with their well-being and helped to encourage them always to do their best.

  • (10 years ago)

    As the parent of an 8th grader who is in the 2nd year at Santiago I can say we are looking forward to leaving the school. The social aspects are great the kids are great but there is no uniformity in discipline structure or curriculum within the school. A 'Distinguished' School that leaves much to be desired.

  • (11 years ago)

    For the most part this is a wonderful school. The honor's program is great and the teachers really encourage the kids. The dress code (uniforms) is a joke. The kids all know how to get around it the teachers don't enforce it so why bother having a rule that's not enforced? Other than the occasional fights that break out the school has done a good job. Thank you teachers!

  • (11 years ago)

    My son did extremely well at Santiago last year and we are looking forward to the 2003-2004 school year at Santiago. As far as obtaining extra help fortunately that was never an issue for us. The disciplinary procedure is one of zero tolerence. Kids will be kids...but if they get caught Santiago has little patience with them. I feel this is a good thing.

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