I teach in a rural, agricultural area. My school has a low-income population, free and reduced lunch rates are at 90% plus. We also have a lot of drug and alcohol abuse/ gang activity that takes place in our neighborhoods.
On the flip side...we get a ton of support from our community. Our carnival is PACKED every year, our parent-teacher conferences are booked full. I think we went through 900 muffins this year when we had muffins with mom. Our district has provided us with top-notch technology (at the elementary level). We have had solid test scores for the last several years at our school, and the kids are great.