school enrollment boundaries

Discussion created by dude.david on Oct 9, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2012 by jsandhu-esristaff
I'm working on a problem involving optimal school enrollment boundaries. I'd like to draw boundaries such that the students are evenly divided amongst the schools, based on the capacity of each school (assume more capacity than students), minimizing the distances between student homes and schools. I think this is a location-allocation problem, but I can't get that to work. I tried loading the schools as faciliites and the student homes as demand points. Can anyone point me in the direction of resources for a problem like this?

I am new to this forum, and a novice to intermediate user of ArcMap, so please forgive me if I should be handling this a different way. I am open to suggestions! ;-)