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.