NASHVILLE, TN (AP) _ Governor Bill Haslam is recognizing 168 Tennessee schools for their achievement and growth.
They were lauded this week by Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman as the 2013-2014 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth.
The schools span 49 districts across the state and include 90 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.
This year's list recognizes 67 schools for overall academic achievement and 84 schools for annual growth. The list also names 17 schools that earned both designations.