Help! The Generate Near Table tool is giving me some weird results

Discussion created by mpoletik1 on May 13, 2014
I am trying to use the Near Generate Table tool to determine how many charter schools are located within a five mile radius of public schools. When I set the public schools as the Input Feature and the charter schools as the Near Feature, the resulting table shows that every charter school is located within each public school's five mile radius, which shouldn't be the case. I reversed the order to see if I simply used the wrong order; this exacerbated the program. I've tried changing the projected coordinate system, per ArcMap's instructions, with no success. Do you have any suggestions?