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Rufus King International School is a public school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It has 1,903 students in grades 6-12. According to state standards, 27% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 273 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1801 West Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 267-0700

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4.0 from 273 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: At this school our who athletic and fitness opportunities are strongly important to everyone here at Rufus King. Simply that we all are a family, we love and support each other through it all. The student involvement is very high and strong in every sport here at Rufus King. The team performance are all different but they seem to work with what we have. Our fan support is great, especially at our football and basketball games. Our homecoming game of every year are always packed and supported to the best. And when basketball season picked up it began to have the best support here from all the other sports. Our school spirit is ok this year but my first three years of high school was the best spirit we had yet. The athletic facility is great and strongly organized for all students.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers here at Rufus King High School are very helpful in their own ways. Some teachers understand what they have to do in order for at least half of the class to be successful. Other teachers have trouble explaining certain work to students so that we may understand and grow from it. There are many teachers who express there knowledge to students and some who don't express the knowledge all the way. The teachers here at Rufus King have some interest in the students life and want to help students to graduate. Everyone who works here at Rufus King all have strong communication skills and are willing to take their time and provide help and support for any student who may need or want it.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities at this school are very great. They keep me and my peers active and out of trouble. Some types of clubs are; BSU(black student union), chess club, NHS(national honors society), year book, gospel choir, robotics club, LGSAE(lesbian gay straight alliance) etc. The level of commitment is awesome, how there are clubs created for students interest in life. There is a high percentage of staff and half of the administration staff involved in certain clubs. There are many more activities to go around and to support through out Rufus King High School. And another great thing is that people from other schools can get involved to certain clubs.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: High School has many students with different back grounds and circumstances. Though many students are under age it may be normal in their house or for who they hang out with to drink and do drugs. Even if this is the case, the dungs/alcohol is never brought to school or used on school property. Our school nurse is not allowed to give you any medicine so that puts a limitation on how helpful she can be in some situations. Rufus King's bullying is never to the point where someone is being physically harmed, but getting made fun of and talked about is common.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: At Rufus King High school or any MPS school the food is not always the best. We do have some tasty meals like the mock chicken legs and chicken patties but we tend to have the same lunch every week and sometimes even more than once a week, like the quesadillas.

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Nicolet High School 3 mi. 1,122
2.33 Riverside High School 3 mi. 1,576
1.66 Milwaukee Academy of Science 4 mi. 1,038
1.66 Bradley Technology High School 5 mi. 1,077
1.66 South Division High School 6 mi. 1,142

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 42%
Female 57%

Student Diversity

Rufus King International School United States Bradley Technology High School Milwaukee Academy of Science Nicolet High School Riverside High School South Division High School
African American 68.0% 15.2% 83.0% 97.0% 19.0% 69.0% 33.0%
White 16.0% 51.6% 4.0% 0% 65.0% 8.0% 5.0%
Asian 8.0% 4.7% 1.0% 0% 4.0% 8.0% 14.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 24.5% 9.0% 0% 5.0% 12.0% 45.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 3.0% 0% 0%


Grade 6 10.9%
Grade 7 10.6%
Grade 9 22.3%
Grade 10 18.4%
Grade 11 19.1%
Grade 12 18.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 26% The students
  • 22% The diversity of religion and ethnic groups
  • 15% Variety of sports
  • 11% The EXPERIENCE of the IB program
  • 7% SOME teachers
  • 7% The IB program
  • 7% The teachers
  • 4% The acceptance of individual thinking

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 22% Horrible lunch
  • 17% There is nothing bad about this school
  • 13% Sometimes there are issues with safety
  • 13% Old bathrooms
  • 13% No cooking class
  • 13% Scans
  • 9% Old building/structure

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 77% Were an International Baccelaureate school.
  • 23% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Overachievers
  • 27% Diverse; full of people from many backgrounds
  • 18% Wide range of student effort
  • 9% Friendliness

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Be open minded
  • 31% You're going to procrastinate so much.
  • 8% Expect the Unexpected

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% I love everything about this school.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.