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Irvine, CA
Students enrolled: 2,388

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3588 Bryan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92602

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(714) 734-2900
(714) 505-9676
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December 26, 2014
It's understandable that rules are a good thing and regulations need to be followed. We would all like to believe that these are for good reasons and not just to make the people in charge feel better about themselves. This is exactly the situation at beckman. There are many people in leadership positions who lack basic management and people skills. They are very good at threatening, lecturing and not listening to important matters. The interest of the leaders at this school are about being right, not about doing the right things for the students.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2014
It has been 3 days since my "fresh start" here & all I can say is "DAMN", which applies in both negative & positive ways. Let's start with the negatives. This school is small and very crowded. Everywhere you go, it feels like New York City - pushing, yelling, shoving, etc. Students don't know how to transition from class to class without the nonsense. Another issue is the school campus itself. It is very difficult to locate classes, since all the classroom wings look identical & it's very common for students to get lost. The quad is very small and its stage can't be seen from 10ft away. Now for the positives. Beckman has a very good diversity percentage of all races. It is a very clean and very safe school to be at. The staff are very committed to helping their students succeed. The teachers have a lot of poll and are the perfect people to go to when establishing a solid career path. (I'd say my favorite would have to be Mr. Perdue, who has worked for Pixar and other various film productions. Go to him if you have a passion for film!) Overall, this school is the perfect place for anyone wanting to career in the medical field, film or science industry.

- submitted by a student

December 22, 2013
This is a brief look into the pros and cons of Beckman. Beckman is a school of high expectations. Everyone is smart and the people who don't find themselves have high grades are seen as unsuccessful in life I the eyes of other students. As a student myself I have seen that there really aren't any cliques but there are more of little groups who just hang out with each other. Teachers are often decent but there are some teachers who won't swallow their pride and actually listen to students. There are however some teachers who try to inspire the students to learn with positive reinforcement. The school is generally clean but there is a constant problem with birds flying over the area. The principal however refuses to look at the student point if view and enforces a strict set if rules where there is no second chance, just detention. Our tutorial system is terrible in the fact one has to sign up for a class. Overall I think the learning aspect our school offers outweighs the amount of stuff going in in our school

- submitted by a community member

March 15, 2012
My child was an underachieving student, but the atmosphere at this school made her a high achiever.I felt the principle Ahoer was a great leader.I have seen through another teachers eyes that there is a direct link from principle to learning enviroment.The priciple sets the tone,goals,expectations and support that determines how the teachers can conduct their classes either with support from the administration or not, this school was balanced.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2011
Curriculum designed for college bound students. Athlethics programs are developing as the campus is relatively new compared to other schools in their respective leagues.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2010
The leadership at this school is the root of the problem, the disrespect given to the students as well as the parents is appauling. There are some excellent teachers particularly in English and History, but the administration needs to be overhauled.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2009
Great school, outstanding teachers (Mr. Hallstrom, Mr. Kollias) and administrators, everyone cares and supports our students!

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2009
its fairly new and doing very well! this school is on its way to be very prestigious.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2009
This is one of the Best Schools in Irvine! I have read the reviews of the school and I am very shocked to see that the low ratings of this school. You won't look back sending your child to this school.

- submitted by a community member

November 07, 2008
The teachers are fairly knowledgable, but there are only a couple that stand out as truly inspirational teachers. From my freshman and sophomore experiences, Mr. Beilin and Mr. Goldenberg were these instructors. It may sound fairly cliche but they will make a student willing and excited to learn.

- submitted by a student
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June 14, 2008
hello im a junior. this school is great and i love this school because all the students and teachers are very nice.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2008
im going to be graduating from beckman this year,and beckman is seriously awesome. it gets better every year. and it has so much variety.everyone s so nice. no gangs or people that think they own the place.overall it s a great high school to go to.

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2007
I am currently a freshman and I love it here.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2007
Beckman is a great place to learn. I just finished my freshman year at beckman and loved it. The teachers care, theres no clique that think they rule the school. Everyone is nice. I definitely look forward to going for the rest of my high school years. The atmosphere is great and being at beckman is a really nice pleasure.

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2007
Beckman is the best highschool i have ever seen and i love how organized they are!

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2007
I am a substitute teacher for Tustin Unified and Beckman is definitely my favorite school. The teachers are positive and have very high expectations for their students. They seem like they really like kids and enjoy working there. The classrooms are supplied with nothing but the best equipment, especially the music dept. The technology is excellent too. It has a very high academic atmosphere where students compete to be the smartest and best. In other words, it is 'cool to be smart.' Where some schools that I have seen it is 'cool to be dumb.' The principal is not really visible, but the teachers are extremely capable and strive for excellence.

- submitted by a teacher

September 30, 2006
I am currently a softmore at BHS and I am in ASB, Marching Band, and Varsity Band. Because Beckman High School is a new school, there are many new teachers who are still learning ways to teach kids in an effective fashion. The sports department has greatly improved this year thanks to the district finding knowledgeable coaches. Jim Kollias, the music director does a great job. He really connects with his students, who all love him. The marching band has done great all three years. The first parade the band participated in it placed first which was the San Diego MLK Day Parade in 2005. BHS is Tustin School District's star school. Because it is a new school it is very high tech.

- submitted by a student

June 04, 2006
All in all, Beckman High School is a solidly average high school, with solidly average potential. Very few departments have standout teachers. Those looking for wide choices in classes, look elsewhere, but those hoping for an incredibly diverse student body, this is the school for you.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2006
Being this is a new school for the district, I think Beckman has great potential. BHS has had alot of growing pains but each year has proven to excel. I am please to say my daughter goes there and will be the 1st full 4 yr graduating class

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2005
Some teachers do not respond to emails and telephone service is the worst

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2005
This new HS takes on students from excellent middle schools with high API scores(Pioneer API:866; Hewes API:857). The AP programs are strong with a young and energetic staff and principal. The facility is outstanding, with a fabulous performing arts center, video arts studios and state of the art science labs. Too new to have an API index.

- submitted by a parent

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Arnold O. Beckman High School
3588 Bryan Avenue, Irvine, CA  92602
(714) 734-2900
Last modified Arnold O. Beckman High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arnold O. Beckman High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top