By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 22, 2007 at 10:16 AM

MPS' Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School, 1801 W. Olive St., was named in Newsweek's Challenge Index 2007 as one of the nation's top-ranked high schools.  The ranking grades schools on what the schools offer and graduation rate. King is listed as number 259 on a list that includes 1,258 schools.

Only 18 Wisconsin high schools made the list.  The next most highly ranked Wisconsin school is Whitefish Bay High School, at number 514. Shorewood High School was just behind at 520.  

One other Milwaukee Public School high school, Riverside University High School, also made the annual list coming in at number 974.

Public schools were ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews, a education reporter at the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2006 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the Newsweek list have an index of at least 1.000. 

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.