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High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. It is preceded by primary education. High school is also the name used to describe the institution in which the final stage of compulsory education takes place. In the United States, high schools generally consist of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, although the inclusion of grade 9 varies by school district.
Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School is located on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is noted for its strong IB, International Baccalaureate college preparatory program and nationally ranked boys' basketball and forensics teams. Rufus King is part of Milwaukee Public Schools. Rufus King High school Principal is Andrew W. Meuler. The colors are Royal blue and gold. The school became part of the International Baccalaureate program in 1979. Its focus today is on advanced academics that are tailored to prepare students for college courses. The Rufus King mascot is the General, in recognition of the school's namesake.
Rufus King High School offers students the IB, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which is comprised of advanced classes taught similarly to college courses. Emphasis is placed on writing, speaking, critical thinking and independent application of knowledge. Many students who participate in the IB program gain college credits upon high school graduation, enabling some students to start college as a sophomore and with many prerequisite classes already accounted for. Rufus King was one of the first urban public schools to offer the IB program and is the 119th worldwide.
Rufus King's most notable achievements in athletics are its five Wisconsin State Men's Basketball Championships, the most recent being won in 2004. The athletics programs include baseball, basketball, men's, basketball, women's, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, men's and women's, tennis, men's and women's, track, volleyball, wrestling. Rufus King High School is a dynamic school that promotes academic achievement, high expectations, respect, unity, and safety. Rufus King High Schoolstrives to develop specific goals and high academic standards, using communication and commitment within a shared learning environment.
The mission of Rufus King High School is to offer an environment in which all students will acquire the necessary skills to become responsible thinkers who appreciate diversity and are productive citizens in their community.

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