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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Rufus King International School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 1,529 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
1801 W Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Telephone
(414) 267-0700
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Rufus King International School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1240
21 responses
Average ACT
24
404 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$38,289
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 200 responses
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  • Ethnic Fest
    20%
  • Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage, etc.
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • When the girl/boy basketball team goes upstate.
    15%
  • All the King vs Riverside games
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,529
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,848
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 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
$15,292/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Rufus King International High School is a great school! The teachers are very flexible with tutoring hours and try their hardest to not only prepare for college but succeed in college. As a student, I have noticed that most schools don't have as much school spirit as us. It really says something when most of the students are proud to be a Rufus King General. There are dozens of different types of clubs and activities that students are able to sign up for. I play three sports: basketball, cross country and soccer, and participate as a National Honor Society member, a member on our school's senior cabinet and a link crew leader (mentor for freshmen). I am proud to say that I attend Rufus King.
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A very diverse school! Classes, clubs and sports are filled with very friendly and diverse groups of people you are guaranteed to feel welcome. There's many opportunities to show creativity and intellectual activities.
Rufus King IB High School has been amazing from the two years I have attended so far! The staff is extremely supportive and the students that I have come in to contact with are great people. I have also seen an amazing diversity amongst the students. One thing that I would change would be financially support for some of our student fee's that we have to pay which can ultimately determine whether or not we can graduate. I know some classes (art classes) mainly cost $30- $35 per semester and students are not obligated to take those specific courses, however I feel many of these fees may haulting students from getting their full education that they deserve.