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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 264 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 264 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: The security guards are cooler than I thought.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: There aren't many options, and you might as well bring your own stuff from home.
    • Niche User
    • 1
    Administration & Policies: Most don't even get in trouble for being late like I did.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The track and field is large but the gym is kinda small.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some of my that I had were fantastic while others just want to just act like I didn't even care about what assignments they were giving me.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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%


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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 8 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

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.