Rufus King International School in Milwaukee, WI - Niche

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Rufus King International School is a public school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It has 1,917 students in grades 6-12. According to state standards, 23% 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.

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4.0 from 279 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Safety policies at this school are good, There are even clubs and organizations for students to join that targets peer pressure and encouraging students to not take part in the use of drugs.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: Overall, the lunch is decent. The school could use a little bit more variety when it comes to the food menus.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The school's administration is very strict and does a good job enforcing the rules of the school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The athletics program at this school is amazing. Everyone is welcome to get involved in a sport; whether if its is playing the actual sport, or just being the team manager.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are various clubs and organizations available to students. Since Rufus King is a very diverse school, different clubs are offered that help empower and help display different cultures and heritages.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Riverside High School 3 mi. 1,608
4.33 Nicolet High School 3 mi. 1,100
1.66 Milwaukee Academy of Science 4 mi. 967
2.00 Morse Marshall School for the Gifted & Talented 3 mi. 1,464
1.66 Bradley Technology High School 5 mi. 1,063

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


Male 43%
Female 56%

Student Diversity

Rufus King International School United States Bradley Technology High School Milwaukee Academy of Science Morse Marshall School for the Gifted & Talented Nicolet High School Riverside High School
African American 69.0% 15.0% 85.0% 98.0% 78.0% 20.0% 69.0%
White 16.0% 51.0% 4.0% 0% 7.0% 64.0% 7.0%
Asian 8.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 8.0% 5.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 8.0% 1.0% 4.0% 5.0% 13.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 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 23 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% The students
  • 21% The diversity of religion and ethnic groups
  • 15% Variety of sports
  • 12% The IB program
  • 12% The EXPERIENCE of the IB program
  • 6% The teachers
  • 6% SOME teachers
  • 6% The acceptance of individual thinking

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 21% Horrible lunch
  • 14% There is nothing bad about this school
  • 14% Old bathrooms
  • 14% No cooking class
  • 14% Old building/structure
  • 11% Sometimes there are issues with safety
  • 11% Scans

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% Were an International Baccelaureate school.
  • 20% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Overachievers
  • 38% Diverse; full of people from many backgrounds
  • 15% Wide range of student effort
  • 8% Friendliness

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Be open minded
  • 25% You're going to procrastinate so much.
  • 6% Expect the Unexpected
  • 6% Do everything in your power to not procrastinate.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.