Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesB+
- Health & SafetyA-
- Resources & FacilitiesC+
Santiago High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.72 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.72 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.72 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.88 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.88 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.88 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses
- Very Good249
Santiago high school is a well-developed school for the CNUSD school district. The negatives of the school can vary from student to student; personally, Santiago could use some improvements. The bathrooms are missing mirrors, the campus is covered in black gum dots, and the buildings are faded and musty. The teachers are highly educated yet a vast majority lack the necessary teaching skills which are needed to run a class. The staff at the school is constantly changing, causing a lack of order in many aspects of the school. There are many positives to Santiago, mainly with its nonacademic programs. The arts are fantastic with consistent and massive wins throughout the year. The athletics also contribute to this with several CIF winning teams and the rest close to it; however, Santiago seems to consistently struggle with the aspect of football. Overall the school is top ranking in many ways but struggles with the basic nessecities.
- 3 months ago
Overall, I love this school. What makes Santiago stand out above the waves, is the way it tries determinedly sets up a activities and events that makes the long year of school less stressful. These events include a bimonthly entertaining and informative school show called "The Bite," halftime show performances during football games, spontaneous music or performances in the quad, planned dances, rallies, and of course, senior events which include Senior Sunrise, and grad night. The one thing about this school that could need improvements on in the future would be the efficiency and kindness of the schools counselors and workers in the offices.
- High School Senior
- 5 months ago
Even though our school supports both sports and the performing arts, it places an emphasis on sports; the performing arts do not get enough recognition and praise that they deserve while sports are advertised everywhere in the school. Many students do not know enough about band or choir and the competitions they win because the student government hardly spreads the information out to the student body. A few months ago, a staff member came into our government classroom handing out free t-shirts when for every question answered correctly. They were all sports questions: about CIF, which athletes got scholarships for athletics, and the sort. Towards the end, the entire class did not know the answers, and he says something like, "Come guys, you guys should know this! Football is the pride of our school!" It seemed as if band and choir, both organizations at our school who do really well, are not recognized at all. It would be great if both staff and the student government can appreciate the performing arts more and encourage students to take part and keep up with the accomplishments they achieve.
- Niche User
- Jan 20 2015