With a strong focus on academics, activities and diversity, Rufus King International High School is consistently a top-rated Wisconsin public high school (U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post). We offer a rigorous pre-university course of study which meets the needs of highly-motivated secondary students. Grades 9 and 10 emphasize the IB Middle Years preparatory program, with students in grades 11 and 12 eligible to earn the coveted IB diploma or individual subject certificates in addition to the MPS diploma. King offers all athletic opportunities and a large number of academic, special interest and social groups.
IB at Rufus King
Rufus King is authorized in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Years Programme (DP) of study by the IB Organization. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education-that we believe is important for our students.
If two or more students have the same grade point average, calculated to the fourth decimal place, the following criteria, in rank order, shall be used to determine the valedictorian and/or salutatorian.
1. Should two or more students have the same grade point average calculated using their unweighted Milwaukee Public Schools grade point system, co-valedictorian awards will be given.
2. A salutatorian award will be presented to the next highest unweighted grade point average students, employing the following tiebreaker process.
a. The student who is an IB Full Diploma Candidate shall be selected.
b. The student with the highest composite ACT score shall be selected.
c. The student with the highest ACT writing score shall be selected.
Top 10% Determination
The top 10% of the senior class will be determined using the Unweighted Grade Point Average.