Approved Appalachian Counties

Service may be met by teaching at a school in one of the counties below that meets one or more of the following criteria:

At least 30% of students attending the school are from families below the poverty line, or

The school is in the top quartile of schools in the district ranked according to percentage of out-of-field teachers, percentage of teacher turnover, percentage of uncertified teachers, and/or percentage of teacher vacancies in mathematics and/or science, or

The school is identified as a low-performing school according to district or state student performance data.