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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 279 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 279 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Most teachers believe that "peer mediation" will always work. In my case it would not of worked at all, so i refused to use that service.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: There are very few options, but they have the most options of any MPS school. However there are no options for those with allergies, and the food is not always cooked/microwaved properly.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administration bullies girls to follow the dress code but not so much the boys.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: A lot of the equipment is not new, because MPS will not give the school a grant (or any other outside source) to improve such things. The school is currently working on updating the auditorium and their next project will be the sports equipment and the fields.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There are some teachers that make students struggle, but others are amazing and go way above and beyond to not just help the students but the school community as a whole.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

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.