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Mid-State schools recognized by governor for achievement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. 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.

Here in the mid-state Bedford County has 3 schools on the list, Davidson has 18, and Dickson has 3. Rutherford County has 5 schools, Sumner County has 4, and Wilson County has 2.

Williamson County tops the mid-state list with 28 Reward Schools.