A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Arnold O. Beckman High School is an elite, public school located in Irvine, CA. It has 2,648 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
3588 Bryan Ave.
Irvine, CA 92602
Telephone
(714) 734-2900

Arnold O. Beckman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
359 responses
Average ACT
30
189 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 157 responses
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  • Football Games
    22%
  • Dances
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    17%
  • School Spirit Week
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    7%
  • Musical
    6%
  • Marching Band
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.69 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.69 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.69 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.95 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.95 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.95 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,841/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.96 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.96 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.96 responses
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Arnold O. Beckman High School Reviews

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Beckman is a wonderful school; my memories of it come from different areas, but the element that I appreciate most looking back as a senior is its teachers. I have been blessed to learn from incredible educators who are knowledgeable and passionate about their profession, and experience in English courses during my junior and senior years have encouraged me to apply to college as an English major. Beckman's students are also both considerate and committed to studies: I've made many friends through soccer, clubs and classes who I love spending time with, and who also set great examples of joyful determination in school. Beckman is a great school: I give it four rather than five stars because sometimes, it has an environment which falls into either extreme category of obsessive or lackadaisical study. However, in my experience, there have been more good than bad memories that I can look back on now and in the future!
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I attended Arnold O. Beckman Highschool for 4 years. It was definitely an amazing experience. First off, the teaching faculty exceeded my expectations when I was coming in as a Freshman. One of the best qualities all the teachers alike possessed was empathy. They weren’t there with the intent of just making an extra buck. During my 4 years they truly cared about my progression and ongoing education. The school also had an abundant amount of resources to help the student body succeed in their educational goals; wether it be the rental laptops, after school tutoring, and tutorial workshops. One of the last things I liked about Arnold O. Beckman was the ASB group that planned our three Highschool dances and Senior Night. Our Senior Night was an unforgetful event and was the perfect ending to a bittersweet experience.
I would like to see less busy work assigned by teachers, which would permit more time for extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and spending time with friends or family. Beckman did not allow for a healthy and balanced lifestyle because students were assigned several hours of homework per night and the sports at Beckman were very demanding physically and emotionally. I worked hard and earned a 4.5 GPA, but my overall experience was an average one because I was forced to exert so much time and energy into my academics.