Santiago High School

Santiago High School

Sitting on land previously used as a commercial lemon grove, Santiago High School still has two symbolic lemon trees planted in front of the administration building.

Santiago High, a California Distinguished School, is one of five comprehensive high schools in the Corona-Norco Unified School District, which is located approximately 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles in the Western section of Riverside County. Corona-Norco Unified School District is currently the 7th largest district in California.

Santiago High School opened its doors in 1995 with under 700 students. Today, close to 4,000 students grace the halls of Santiago High.

“Home of Scholars, Achievers, and Champions”

Santiago’s mascot is the shark. The Bands of Santiago Sharks are simply known as “The B.O.S.S.” and are the Pride of Santiago. Shark Athletics boast many league and CIF championship titles and often have CIF playoff qualifiers in almost every sport. Santiago students have been selected to all-league and all-state teams and receive athletic scholarships to attend prestigious colleges and universities.

Academically, Santiago High maintains the highest scores in the district on California Standardized Tests (CSTs), California High School Exit Exams (CAHSEE), and the Academic Performance Index (API).

Students, parents, and staff take great pride in our Shark family!

Visit the SHS Official Website

Here is a snapshot of SHS – [CLICK]

Letter from the Principal

July 13, 2016

Hello Santiago Families,

I am writing to you this morning as the very excited, and very humbled, new principal of Santiago High School. For the past three years I have been a member of the Santiago Administration in the role of Assistant Principal. During the past three years Santiago has grown and continued to develop as a high performing school under the direction of Dr. Lewis. I want to publically thank him, as well as the rest of the staff, for making Santiago a place we are all very proud to call home.

Santiago will continue to grow over the course of the new school year. We have many opportunities in place to help students excel, and we will be adding two new growth areas this coming school year. First, we will be instituting office hours, which will start the third week of school. This will appear on every students’ schedule as a homeroom period. We are setting aside thirty minutes on Thursdays, and thirty minutes on Fridays, to help provide time dedicated to a variety of services to help keep students on track. This time will be used to reteach important concepts, give students time to collaborate in study groups, provide time to meet with instructors to seek understanding, and provide time for students to meet with teachers if they were out of class due to illness or a school sponsored event. Secondly, we will be working with our freshmen class to help them in their transition to high school. On Wednesday mornings, we are going to provide activities to connect students to the school, but primarily help the with their academics. More information about this program will come home to our class of 2020.

Again, I want to thank everyone who has made Santiago what it is today. From students, to parents, to our classified staff, to the very dedicated and talented teaching staff, Santiago is a great place to learn and grow. I want to assure everyone that the transition of administration will be as smooth as possible. Dr. Lewis and the Santiago staff have all done a phenomenal job guiding us this far, and the new administration will continue to move forward with consistency and support for all of our students and the community. I am honored to be the principal at Santiago, and we are all looking forward to another great school year.


Seth Bond
Principal, Santiago High School