Rufus King – High School Campus

Rufus King International School – High School Campus

7:35 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
College Prep, International Baccalaureate
Citywide Specialty
Citywide Region, 2-mile walk zone


With a strong focus on academics, activities and diversity, Rufus King Jr. International High School is consistently a top-rated Wisconsin public high school (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 grade 11 & 12 eligible to earn the coveted IB diploma or Individual Subject certificates in addition to the MPS diploma. Entrance is granted by admissions assessment and portfolio submission. We participate in the early admissions process. Contact the school for more information. King offers all athletic opportunities and a large number of academic, special interest and social groups.


Curriculum: International Baccalaureate program; coursework in Arts (Ceramics/Clay design, Drawing, Painting, Photography); Music (Band, Chorus, Drum Line, Jazz Ensemble, Piano, Symphony); Performing Arts (African Dance, Dance, Orchestra); Language (German, Latin, Spanish); Robotics; additional learning opportunities (Community/Service Learning, Ropes and Challenges)

Sports: Baseball (B), Basketball (B/G), Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf (B/G), Hockey (G), Soccer (B/G), Softball (G), Swimming (B/G), Tennis (B/G), Track, Volleyball (B/G), Wrestling

Clubs: Art, Chess, Debate, Drama, Forensics, Link Crew, Math, Performing Arts, Photography, Poetry, Robotics, Science, Yearbook, Dance/Poms, Amnesty International, GSA, Black Student Union, Step Team, Majorettes, YES club, Key Club, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Special Olympics, Student Council, Theater

Other: Tutoring available

College/Career Readiness: Diversity Scholars


School Data

Climate survey: Parent feedback on school culture
School improvement plan (020): Strategies and resources to improve instruction and professional development

Common Core State Standards
Graduation Requirements
(414) 267-0700 • TTY: (888) 837-5963
1801 W. Olive St., Milwaukee, WI 53209
Dr. Jennifer Smith, Principal