Demitrius Kigeya, a sophomore at Madison Memorial High School, is a high academic achiever, plays on the school soccer team and is actively involved in the school’s Black Student Union. He says some of his classmates do not expect him to do well in school because he is black.

Wisconsin’s black-white achievement gap worst in nation despite decades of efforts

Students like Demitrius Kigeya thrive in Wisconsin despite the worst black-white achievement gap in the nation. The state ranks the worst in the nation for the difference between how well black and white students perform, the likelihood that black students will be suspended from school and the difference between black and white student graduation rates.