A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
1801 W Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Telephone
(414) 267-0700

Rufus King International School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
9 responses
Average ACT
24
200 responses
AP Enrollment

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.36 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 148 responses
Report
  • Ethnic Fest
    21%
  • Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage, etc.
    20%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • When the girl/boy basketball team goes upstate.
    18%
  • All the King vs Riverside games
    9%
  • Other sports events
    5%
  • Link Crew Events
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,479
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
34:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,624/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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Rufus King International School Reviews

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I am currently enrolled in the school. This school gets you ready for college by giving a lot of homework, giving opportunities, and workshops of the expectations of college. This school is #3 in the state of Wisconsin. I would recommend this school, because it offers the International Baccalaureate program. This program is challenging but it helps you when colleges recognizes good outcomes. This programs give college courses in high school. I plan to challenge myself next year to get a greater chance of getting accepted in my dream colleges. This school is very diverse, ranging from African Americans, Whites, Asians, Hispanics, and even foreign exchanges students from all over the world. I believe this school should give us better lunches! Rufus King should have a variety of different foods we can choose from. Overall I love this school and recommend going here.
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The teachers truly care about the students and their success. With the IB curriculum, students are challenged daily and encouraged to be innovative thinkers. The classes are truly tailored to prepare students for college coursework and overall, it is a great place to be. In addition to academics, the school focuses on cultural awareness and recognition of social issues, moving forward in our ever changing society. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities, such as sports, band, choir, clubs, and other student organizations.
All of its challenging courses are noteworthy and provide each student the chance for college credits at the later stages of their high school careers. One of my concerns however, is that the school's grading policy, and its courses, are slightly unbalanced. The school works under a grading system that awards good work, but attempts to cover-up a students lesser works. While this sounds beneficial to the student, and in some cases can be what allows a student to pass a class. In the long run however, this might embellish the truth, and fill the student with a misplaced confidence, which could result in their hubris to get the better of them. If I could change it, I would forego that form of grading and employ one that gives a fully honest showing of a student's skill. This would include putting an equal amount of consideration on a person's "non-academic" curriculum.