A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 W Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Telephone
(414) 267-0700

Rufus King International School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools 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
1140
7 responses
Average ACT
24
173 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.34 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Ethnic Fest
    22%
  • Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage, etc.
    20%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • When the girl/boy basketball team goes upstate.
    18%
  • All the King vs Riverside games
    8%
  • Other sports events
    5%
  • Softball season
    2%

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.46 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 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.58 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 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
$15,139/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses

Rufus King International School Reviews

386 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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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!
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.