State Champion Poet

Senior Brianna Ward is this year's state poetry slam champion.  She competed against 18 other students from around the state to earn the #1 spot on the WI slam team.   The top six slam poets will  compete in the Brave New Voices international competition this July in Atlanta. … [More]

Newsweek names Rufus King a top school

Newsweek has named Rufus King the 199th best school in the nation! They ranked schools according to six factors; graduation rate, college acceptance, college-level courses and exams,  percent of students who get free/reduced lunch, and ACT/SAT scores. … [More]


Rufus King Recognized by U.S. News

Rufus King is once again recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top high schools in the state of Wisconsin for 2014. … [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]


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 International School

Early Admissions dates:

 Students must complete the online application from the MPS website (available above) and attend one of the testing dates.  The test should last between 60-90 minutes.  Students should come to the test prepared to complete a writing sample.  Students with an IEP should bring a current copy to receive testing accommodations.  Students applying from a non-MPS middle school should also submit the most recent standardized test scores for Reading and Math and a final report card from 7th grade (June, 2015) with their attendance on it.  Examples would include MAP test, Badger exam, or Terra Nova.

Dr. Driver’s Round Table

You’re Invited – please join us! MPS Superintendent Driver’s Family Roundtable

Monday, October 5, 2015 • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Click the link to view the flyer.


Parent Teacher Conferences

  • October 6-7 – (3:25-7:10)

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.