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ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Surging enrollment blindsides Seattle schools

Schmitz Park Elementary, West Seattle: A student leaves the main school building and heads for the playground. In the background are several of the 10 portable classrooms the school uses. Parents refer to the school as a "portable village" and complain of overcrowding. The only bathrooms are in the main building.