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Welcome to Beckman High School!

- Introduction Video

- Welcome Video

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Donnie Rafter and I am proud to be the new principal of Beckman High School. I have been a part of the Beckman team for the last four years and may have met many of you, but I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself and my hopes for Beckman High School. My wife and I both grew up in the city of Tustin and matriculated through Tustin Unified School District schools and we also have children attending TUSD schools. I am proud to say that I am a product of the Tustin Unified School District. After high school, I graduated from UC Irvine and taught math and coached volleyball at Woodbridge High School in Irvine for nine years. Having served as an Assistant Principal at Beckman for the last four years, I have deep understanding of the culture and needs of Beckman's community. I feel my experience in both Irvine and Tustin Unified will enable me to continue to build upon the traditions and history of our school.

My hope for Beckman is that we continue to build upon the foundations that have been laid over the last 12 years. Beckman is a unique high school where Academics, Arts, Activities, and Athletics all meld together to create one of the best high schools in the county. I believe that a well-rounded high school experience lays the foundation for student success well beyond high school. My goal is to work with the students, staff, and community to improve upon our successes and increase student involvement and student connections to the school. We will maintain academic excellence while advocating for student wellness and a positive school culture.

I believe that communication and collaboration between administrators, parents, teachers, and students is essential for the success of our school. As we look towards the new school year, please do not hesitate to contact me. In an attempt to hear from as many members of the Beckman Community as possible, I'd like to ask you to take a moment to share your thoughts in a very brief survey here.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you in the near future.

Donnie Rafter
Principal, Beckman High School


Mission Statement

Beckman High School is dedicated to empowering students and staff with the academic, technological, and social skills necessary for post secondary success through rigorous study and achievement inside and outside the classroom.


School Accountability Report Card

Reported Using Data from the 2017-18 School Year (Published During 2018-19)

By February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. Additionally, data reported in an LCAP is to be consistent with data reported in the SARC.

• For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at

• For more information about the LCFF or LCAP, see the CDE LCFF Web page at

• For additional information about the school, parents, guardians and community members should contact the school principal or the district office.



School Profile

Beckman High School (BHS), located in the city of Irvine, in the heart of Orange County, California, is a high-performing high school serving students in grades 9 through 12. Beckman services the residential communities of Tustin, Irvine, and Santa Ana. Beckman proudly educates a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic community. The community is an active and supportive one with tremendous involvement in the school’s many support organizations.

The Beckman High School Profile includes test scores, program descriptions, GPA distribution and a comprehensive list showing the Class of 2019 college enrollment and number attending.




Alma Mater

Words by Kim Kollias
Music by Jim Kollias and Nancy Stuck

Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Beckman High our home.
Vict'ries won and lessons learned,
our path is now our own.
Our friendships we will treasure
wherever we may go.
Now fight on like Patriot heroes,
their mem'ry we uphold


Fight Song

Fight On Patriots!
Music by Kim Kollias
Words by Jim Kollias, Dennis Kim, Jackie Gosselin & Madison Morris

Fight, On, Patriots fight!
Vict'ry for Beckman High!
Marching across the foothills,
Over the Tustin fields,
Fearless we stand together,
Fighting until they yield.
Stand up for Beckman High School,
Forge on red, white, and blue!
Fight, On, Patriots fight!
Vict'ry for Beckman High!


Challenge Success

This marks year two we will be working with Challenge Success through the Graduate School of Education at Stanford. Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning. It is believed that effective change happens when all stakeholders - administration, staff, parents, counselors and students identify problems and work on solutions together. Our students are faced with many challenges and are often overloaded, so we are looking to work collaboratively to support each individual ‘whole’ student. A team of parents, students and staff recently attended the Challenge Success Conference in Palo Alto and returned with some great new ideas!