Students enrolled 2330
Hours 8:00am - 2:49pm
School leader Lila Jenkins
Transportation options Yes
District Garden Grove Unified School District

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12342 Trask Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

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(714) 663-6215
(714) 530-0764
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3 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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August 02, 2013
The sports here is one of the best in the state. There are a lot of caring teachers here too.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2012
Terrible. I attend this school from freshman, I really try my best to study and work but the teacher make so hard for me to get a good grade. The teacher also don't allow their student to go to restroom even in emergency case. The teacher are pick on bad student and didn't care about good student. For award, always bad student receive not good students. Some teacher are so mean to their student just because something happen at home and she is in a bad moon. The sport is terrible.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2012
I attended Santiago High School in Garden Grove, even graduated with honers, class of 97. I had very fond memories in high school but it's only because I was such a good student. Now my nieces and nephews attend school there and my niece is being picked on by the staff. She's not a perfect student but if the school states that all students are treated equally, they aren't being honest. Shame on the staff for being bullies.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2010
I'm alumni from the class of 79, and here at Santiago I learned many things that have helped me through every-day life. I'll always have fond memories of my days here, Glad to see the school is doing well.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2009
Santiago is a marvelous school with such wonders. Even though it s lacking money through budget cuts, the school staff tries as hard as possible to ensure our education and happiness. Santiago is just a wonderful school with such people that support it through the lows and highs.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2009
it has a very peaceful environment and the staff and teachers are very nice and make learning fun

- submitted by a student
no rating September 19, 2009
Great school, great spirit, awesome sports the greatest teachers and people.. seriously what more can u want? Go Cavss!

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2009
My School has the greatest teachers in the world,. Though they are strict like others, but they are caring and acts as though we are their children. Plus, the food is awesome!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 18, 2009
our school should deserve the prize because our school is really a great school we won the avid demostration ! we deserve it more then any school ! go cavs ! (:

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
i love that they have teachers that are willing to help. most of them stay after school or during lunch to help. someo of them are even icharge of clubs. i als olike how we encourge kids to do sports. we have a strong jrotc program and also cross country is huge. when it comes to pride, we all have purple in our minds and clothing.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love my school because we have incredible teachers and staff who make every school day an enjoyable learning experience.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
I like all the teachers and how we have great people show school spirit.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Santiago is the best school ever.....WE are just a big family

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2009
I graduated from Santiago a few years ago and I can say that I spent the best time of my life here. Yeah, of course there were some teachers that needed to go back to school themselves but for the most part everyone was wonderful. I just wish I could experience this time of my life again. Santiago may not be #1 but it truly is a good school. And this new principal seems to be doing a good job in getting more involved. GO PURPLE!

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2008
Horrible. Teachers are mean and don't help often. sport teams are bad. A majority of Kids don't about there academics. I want to transfer badly.

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2008
I am currently a senior at Santiago and for last four years, I never once regret going to this school. I would not choose any other school. Of course every school have weaknesses and Santiago is no different. We recently got a principal that is really involved with the students. The school have a good athletic program. Our football team was League Champ and we went to CIF. The school also offer a of tutoring especially for the HS Exit Exam. And hey, our scores are going up, we must be doing something right. Some people think that it's not a safe school, but ever since i came to this school, i never felt afraid. Please don't judge the school by its past or by the rumors. Go Purple!

- submitted by a student
no rating August 23, 2007
My girls have gone to Santiago their whole high school careers. I have one daughter who is a Senior this year and one a Junior this year. My junior has always struggled in school and continues to struggle. But she tries very hard to do her best. The teachers should do something when they see a child struggling and not just let them be. I requested tutoring/counseling and she never received it. My Senior hasn't had much trouble until this past year. She just didn't do what she was suppose to do. The school itself may have its problems but I think the kids also play a part in how well/or not they do. They have a great Principal who really seems to care about the kids and Mr. Nirk is great with the kids and cares a lot about them and there education.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
The last 3 years, I've watched this school slowly go back downhill. The lack of involvement from parents, teachers, and the school itself. The school won't budge as far as other after school/ on campus events. How can they get any better, or be proud of, if the school won't help out. Just says that they don't care.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
This school is very diverse. As an Alumni, I plan on sending my children. You get to interact with many differant cultures and etnicities. Many teachers do sincerly care about your childs success in their future. There was a slight problems with gang, drugs and violence from 99-2002. School cleaned up very well by 2003, and is improving tremendously every year. Great school, Great traditions, incredible faculty.

- submitted by a former student
March 23, 2006
Its reallu a fun school for many of the students. They seem to enjoy from a wide variety of activites from asb to clubs.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2005
The academics were not the best, but they were quite good for a school in that environment. All kinds of extracurriculars were readily available.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2005
I taught at this school and I know that it is a wonderful place for any future student.

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2005
I have had two children attend this school. I am not impressed with the administration. There is very little communication therefore very little parnetal involvement. When I have tried to get information from teachers/administraters I get double talk and very little help and the 'staff' will single the student out causing more problems and stress. Academically the classes seem too easy and students bored which leads to no motivation to excel. my kids score in the 90% percentile yet GPA were low due to boredom in the classroom and lack of encouragement by the staff. My son did graduate and my daughter will do just about anything not to go back her junior and senior years. She is very involved in sports and can get desent coaches. I am trying to get her transferred.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 04, 2005
in this school santiago high school. I have to say that its a very good school the sports are great the dances and also how the test scores are going the school has been improving over the years and is no longer last of the schools now its Los Amigos high school so i think its a great school.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2005
Overall I think that the school is doing a great job, all of the kids get along and there hasnt been any sort of arguements or fights in a very long time. The kids at this school are doing a great job with giving their school a good reputaion, and i also think that the athletics program is doing a great job.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2005
In my opinion, Santiago isn't the best school to allow your child to attend. Even my own child has admitted to it. There campus isn't the best, and in some areas it looks very run down. The teachers there, I must admit are very good, however the students themselves are not very friendly and most do not care about their academic scores, which may influence your child. I'd recommend a school such as LQ or Garden Grove High, which have much better atmospheres.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2005
In my opinion, Santiago in't a good school to attend. There is discrimination within the same race. For example, Mexican students discriminate against other Mexican student who might not speak english or be as well economically. teachers in clasass even discriminate just like another student would. Teachers at Santiago don't understand who they are dealing with and how. It is sick to see how the teachers and even the principal contrbute to this behavior. The school would be better off if they got new teachers. It is sad to see how my daughter doesn't learn because she has a different substitute every day. I din't understand why she can't have a normal teacher like the other students. The environment of Santiago is guilty for the students low grades and it is easy to see why Santiago has such a bad reputation.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
This isn't a good school at all. There is no involvement by the parents or teachers. It is difficult for students to attend this school when the first person they hate is their principal. Teachers allow their students to slack off and disrespect her and other students in the class. The gang rate in Santiago is high because low-income students believe that there isn't another place where they can be accepted. I have not heard of the principal or any one else to try to stop the gangs that are evidently there. Many students feel unsafe and unprotected at a place that should be considered your second home.

- submitted by a former student
February 17, 2005
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January 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
I have had 4 children attend Santiago. My oldest attended only the senior yr. It was the best school between the 2 G.G. high schools. The teachers are awsome overall. The special ed. program is the best. Most of the teachers care deeply about their students and help them succeed. The athletics aren't the strongest but my experience is the coaches help build the best program with the talent that comes there way. The principal should get more involved in student activities, not just academics. I would recommend all parents send their child if that's where they live and don't pre judge. I did and I almost blew my children's high school years because I listened to the rumors about how unsafe it was. My kid's are white and fit in just great. They aren't judged by what they wear or how much money they have or don't Check it out!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2004
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Santiago High School
12342 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove, CA  92843
(714) 663-6215
Last modified Santiago High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santiago High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top