Monday, January 24, 2011

Find overlapping school attendance area

School search is an important part in the house hunting, either for buying or for rent. Here, 'school' usually means all schools from grade K to grade 12. You probably start the search from a particular school, which can be an Elementary school, a Middle school or a High school. You may hear it from a friend, an agent or just from the local news. Then, you do the research and believe that this is the school you like. The next step is to find out what other schools have the overlapping attendance area. offers a tool to find the answer. In the following, we show you how to find overlapping schools step by step.

Figur 1
As highlighted in the Figure 1, we enter the school name into "Find school by name" search box and click the "Go" button. The according schools are shown on the map and the basic information about this school is shown in the bottom table.

Figure 2

Then, we click the school icon on the map or the school information row in the bottom table. After the click, we can see school attending area and the link of "show all overlapping schools" will appear beside the school icon, which is marked in Figure 2.

Figure 3

In the next, we click on the link "show all overlapping schools" and get all the overlapping attendance area for this school. All the possible overlapping combination are shown in the bottom table and all the overlapping schools appear on the map. While we move the mouse in the bottom table, schools for the highlight overlapping combination will show in RED color. This is demonstrated in Figure 3.

Figure 4

If we want to know how the overlapping attendance area look like, we can click on a overlapping combination in the bottom table. The overlapping attendance area for that combination will appear on the map, as shown in Figure 4.

Thus, given a particular school, we can clearly see all possible overlapping schools and the correspondent overlapping attendance areas.

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