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Governor, education commissioner recognize Tennessee schools for achievement, growth


MT. JULIET, Tennessee — Tennessee schools across the state are being recognized for their achievement and growth.

The Reward Schools span 59 districts and include 93 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.

This year's list recognized 76 schools for overall academic achievement and 85 schools for annual value-added growth.

The list names nine schools that earned both designations, rising to the top 5 percent for annual value-added growth while also ranking in the state's top 5 percent for overall achievement.

W.A. Wright Elementary School in Wilson County was one of the nine schools, and students were treated with visits from Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Monday.

Said Haslam: "Tennessee teachers and students are working harder than ever, and it's paying off."

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