1964 Rufus King High School 50th Reunion

1964 Rufus King High School 50th Reunion When: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 Where: Italian Community Center, Milwaukee Cost: $35.00 Email: RKHS-64@wi.rr.com Web: Sites.google.com/site/rufuskingclassof 1964 Contact: 414-688-5540 (Tom Schaefer) We will have a mailing. Please verify your address at the email addres above. Help us reach everyone by sharing this information with members of the Class of 64 in your contact list. … [More]

From Rufus King to the NFL

MPS RUFUS KING INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2007 MPS grad Lance Kendricks knew from the age of 10 that he wanted to be a professional football player. “I remember seeing a box of Wheaties with John Elway on it, and I thought, ‘This is something I want to do’,” he laughs. It’s still too early in his career to be on a box, but he’s mastered the art of thinking outside of one. It’s a skill he says he learned his first day at MPS’ Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School. “On … [More]


PTSO Meeting

The next PTSO meeting is Monday, April 7th, at 6 p.m. in the Little Theater. You can join our list-serv for an email reminder about this and other events at http://eepurl.com/GUPID. We hope to see you there! … [More]

For fourth straight year, Rufus King named Wisconsin School of Recognition

The state Department of Public Instruction is honoring more MPS schools as Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition this year for successfully educating students from low-income families. For the fourth year in a row, Rufus King was named a School of Recognition as a “Beating the Odds” School. “Educating students who come from low-income families is critical to our success as a school district and we are honored that a growing number of our schools are being recognized for doing that … [More]


Rufus King graduates headed to nationally-recognized universities

This summer, Milwaukee Public Schools launched a marketing campaign celebrating the Class of 2013. Some of our own Rufus King graduates are featured in the campaign. httpvh://youtu.be/dNs09YrKr14 Nate Dixon The official International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme doesn’t begin until 11th grade, but 2013 MPS grad Nate Dixon got a jump on the academically rigorous program as a freshman at Rufus King International High School. With pre-IB courses in biology, world history and algebra, … [More]


Rufus King International School


With a strong focus on academics, activities and diversity, Rufus King International School – High School Campus is ranked #2 among Wisconsin public high schools (U.S. News & World Report). 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.

Entrance is granted by portfolio or admissions assessment; we participate in the early admissions process. Contact the school for more information.

Two years of the same world language as well as three years of social studies, math and science are required for graduation. King has the largest number of athletic teams in MPS and 60 extracurricular activities, focusing on service as well as intellect.

IB at Rufus King

Rufus King is authorized in the Diploma Years Programme (DP) of study by the IB Organization.

Rufus King is also an approved Middle Years Programme school.  IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education-that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.