Rufus King International School in Milwaukee, WI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,484
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    368 4.0
  • Ranking

Rufus King International School is a public coed school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It has 1,484 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 23% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 368 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 368 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular activties are just awesome. There's so much diverse clubs and different categories of what King students can join. Everyone is very commited when it comes to these clubs and they even sometimes follow a program for the club and even a special spot to show how dedicated you are during our Ethnic Fest. The most popular extracurricular activities woulb be BSU or any sport. Most of the time teachers/administration are the head of excu. activities so they put their all in.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Teachers: All the teachers know exactly what they're talking about and they make sure everyone understands by staying after school on certain days so students can ask questions. They communicate with students very well and fast.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My favorite experiences were freshman fun night, freshman Oscars and coco and cram. These were my favorite experiences because these experiences were geared to help freshman into high school. The IB program makes this school unique. And I wouldn't go to this high school if I could do it all over because this school wasn't for me.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Overall, the quality of my teachers are fair. Most of them come to school regularly and take their job seriously. Their teaching teaching styles are not very balanced. It's mainly based on lecture with little to no group work. The knowledge of their subject is fair. I feel a lot of teachers do not have the students best interest at heart. If they did they would change their teaching styles. Their communication skills are good and their consistency is good as well.

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4.00 Whitefish Bay High School 2 mi. 981
1.66 Washington High School of Information Technology 3 mi. 826
2.00 Riverside High School 3 mi. 1,597
2.00 Milwaukee High School of the Arts 3 mi. 948
1.33 Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning 3 mi. 747

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

Gender

Gender
Female 57%
Male 42%

Student Diversity

Rufus King International School United States Wisconsin Milwaukee High School of the Arts Riverside High School Washington High School of Information Technology Whitefish Bay High School Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning
African American 62.0% 15.0% 9.5% 64.0% 69.0% 92.0% 10.0% 77.0%
White 20.0% 51.0% 72.6% 18.0% 6.0% 3.0% 75.0% 6.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 3.7% 1.0% 8.0% 3.0% 5.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 10.4% 13.0% 14.0% 0% 4.0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.5% 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 30.9%
Grade 10 22.4%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 22.2%

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 52 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 19% The diversity of religion and ethnic groups
  • 15% The IB program
  • 13% The acceptance of individual thinking
  • 12% The EXPERIENCE of the IB program
  • 11% The students
  • 10% Variety of sports
  • 8% SOME teachers
  • 7% The teachers
  • 3% The environment
  • 1% People don't care what you do

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 27% Horrible lunch
  • 15% Old building/structure
  • 15% Old bathrooms
  • 10% There is nothing bad about this school
  • 10% No cooking class
  • 10% Scans
  • 7% In the beginning of the school year it is very hot
  • 7% Sometimes there are issues with safety

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 70% Were an International Baccelaureate school.
  • 30% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 53% Diverse; full of people from many backgrounds
  • 23% Overachievers
  • 19% Wide range of student effort
  • 2% Relentless
  • 2% Friendliness

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 46% Be open minded
  • 31% Do everything in your power to not procrastinate.
  • 19% You're going to procrastinate so much.
  • 4% Expect the Unexpected

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.