principal Eric Reinhard
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Park Hill: Adapting to change

Park Hill Elementary School principal Eric Reinhard talks to some of the students during a recess. According to Reinhard school serves more low-income students than ever in large part due to changes in school district boundaries. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Pupils have some fun during lunch break at Park Hill Elementary in San Jacinto. At the Riverside County school, the number of “English language learners” has skyrocketed from three in 1995 to 362, in a trend seen throughout the Southland (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Bianca Santiago, left, and Jasmine Zamitiz live in a mobile home park now served by Park Hill. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Ashley Rhoades, left, and Melanie Miles are pupils at Park Hill, where some parents worry about the changes. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Natalia Richards, 4, with parents Jaime and Martha. In the fall she will enroll at Park Hill, where older sisterÖ Melisa struggled with the language barrier when she started attending two years ago at age 9. Speaking little English herself, Martha couldn’t help her daughter, who now chats easily in English with her friends. (Irfan Khan / LAT)