Rufus King International School

378 reviews
  1. Milwaukee School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1801 West Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Telephone
(414) 267-0700

Rufus King International School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
6 responses
Average ACT
24
149 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
Data not available
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    82%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    18%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 129 responses
  • Ethnic Fest
    22%
  • Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage, etc.
    20%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • When the girl/boy basketball team goes upstate.
    19%
  • All the King vs Riverside games
    9%
  • Other sports events
    5%
  • Link Crew Events
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,484
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
34:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,599
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,139/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses

Reviews

378 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    145
  • Average
    87
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
My experience has been great. When you first come, everyone makes you feel welcomed and gives you that feeling that seems as if you've been there forever! What makes RKHS so unique is that they respect everyone's ethnicity. My favorite experience would have to be the orientation for freshman because every staff member, teacher or link crew leader was very helpful. If I could choose this school again, I would because RKHS is filled with beautiful spirits!
  • High School Junior
  • 3 months ago
My experience at King as been an ok experience. It hasn't been the best and I feel like it could've been better. During my sophomore year, the grading system changed throughout our district which cause a lot of problems throughout my school. Homework was no longer incorporated in our grades. Only tests and quizes made up our grades. This was a really big problem for me because I am a horrible test taker, but I would always do my homework so my grades would balance out. On the other hand, this school is very diverse which makes it a very comfortable environment for everyone! Even though the grading system isn't the best, I would choose this school again because I've learned so much, not just with my teachers, but my peers especially with all the different types of people and their cultures.
  • High School Senior
  • 10 months ago
I transferred to King and immediately loved it! There is always something going on and it's always something for everyone to do. Especially fun events like Ethic Fest, which include different dish from many different cultures and performances.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago