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Welcome to El Molino High School

A message from Principal Matt Dunkle

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 school year! El Molino High School has been, is, and will continue to be a school where all students are safe and supported. We believe that all students are entitled to an education that provides them with the ability to graduate college and career ready and to participate in a variety of post-secondary opportunities of their own choosing. To ensure that each student can learn in an engaging and empowering environment, it is essential that the campus be a safe learning environment for all students. I firmly believe that our teachers and staff are committed to providing all students the necessary education essential for success after high school in a safe, supportive, engaging, and empowering school.

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  • Football schedule update: Sonoma Valley High School was unable to play their homecoming game as a result of the fires. El Molino has agreed to play our game against Sonoma on November 3rd at Sonoma instead of at El Molino as originally scheduled.This means that our game this Friday, October 20th against Petaluma will be our Senior Night game.
  • El Molino Education Foundation (EMEF): EMEF is requesting your contributions to fund enriched classroom-based learning to help prepare students for the twenty-first century. We invite you as a parent, individual, business and community member to join us in fortifying our education platform. It is simple to donate online here-
  • Stay informed- Subscribe to the Weekly Email Bulletin: The Weekly Bulletin is sent out, at least, once a week to keep people up to date on upcoming events, opportunities, deadlines etc. Click the following link and then click send.  Subscribe here.
  • Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year:For information about registration, please call the El Molino Counseling Office at 824-6575. The Registration Packet can be found here.


  • El Molino Fire Relief Fund: Several of El Molino’s students, staff, and alumni have lost everything or have been displaced from their homes after fires ravaged their neighborhoods. Please help the families of El Molino by donating to our campaign today. The donations received will be used to purchase gift cards, so that each family can purchase exactly what they need to begin rebuilding their lives. 100% of all donations will go directly to El Molino’s current and recent alumni that have lost their homes in the fires. Thank you in advance from the staff at El Molino High School for your generosity and sense of community. Link to donation page.
  • Is your student interested in shadowing an El Molino student? Learn why El Molino has been honored as a California Distinguished School more often than any other high school in the county. To get more information or to schedule to shadow an El Molino student, please  fill out this Request to Shadow form. Shadowing will begin on October 16, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Jessica Ayers at (707)824-6570.
  • For the third year in a row, U.S. News World & Report has named El Molino to its “Best High Schools 2017”, ranked in the top 13% of all public high schools for 2017!
  • 2017-2018 School Year Calender: Here
  • Bell Schedule 2017-2018
  • 2017-2018 School Year Calender
  • Curriculum Guide 2017-2018
  • Student Handbook 2017-2018
  • Other important forms and documents can be found here
  • Order your 2017/18 Yearbook Today!  Order Here.


Upcoming Events

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CoEd Varsity Cross Country 11/1
11/1/17, 4:00PM vs Healdsburg High School @ Home
Boys JV & Varsity Football 10/27
10/27/17, JV @ 5:00 P.M. & Varsity @ 7:30 P.M.  Vs Analy High School Come out and show some support for your team at the apple game!
Girls JV & Varsity Volleyball 10/24
10/24/17, JV @ 5:00 P.M. & Varsity @ 6:30 P.M.  Vs Elsie Allen High School

We Are El Molino

We are the faces of the future. From over 60 square miles extending from Sebastopol to Fort Ross, from Santa Rosa to the Pacific Ocean we come together to learn, to share our dreams and make new friends.

El Molino High School is a 41-acre college-like campus renowned for its diversity, student friendly atmosphere, integrated athletics programs and rigorous approach to academics.

21st Century

The future will ask our kids to be nimble,
curious, flexible, adaptive and smart. How
do we prepare this generation for success?

Hands-On Learning

Help our students focus, analyze, define, evaluate, explain and solve problems.

Advanced AP Classes

Teach effective speaking, writing, reading, and technological skills vital to 21st Century communication.

Career Focused

Develop creative thinkers who possess curiosity and imagination to innovate in the workplace.

Involved Community

Foster collaboration skills, such as goal-setting, decision-making, and resolution of conflicts to achieve common goals.

El Molino News
50 years of education continues

September 7, 2017

Two El Molino Alumnus included in the Press Democrat’s Celebrity High School Grads

Pictures from the past and now.
Ben McKee, bass player, co-founder of Imagine Dragons and El Molino High School Class of 2003.
Actor Max Thieriot, Class of 2006, will star in “Seal Team”, premiering this fall on CBS. His other credits include the A&E drama-thriller television series “Bates Motel”, “Point Break” (2015), “Jumper” (2008), and “Chloe” (2009).
#elmoyouknow #westcountypride

August 23, 2017

Lions footballers prep for dark horse role

It’s been more than a decade since we’ve heard murmurs of Sonoma County League football title aspirations in the El Molino camp, but long-standing Lions fans may be rewarded for their loyalty as the fall leaves begin to turn.

Veteran coach Randy Parmeter is back to lead a senior-laden group of 23 players who are both hungry and experienced, hopeful they can build on the momentum generated in a resurgent 2016 campaign.

El Mo (5-6 overall) finished third behind Analy and Petaluma in the league hierarchy last year, a season that included a 4-2 SCL mark and a trip to the North Coast Section Division 4 playoffs.

The 2017 Lions are the surprise dark horse pick of several SCL coaches on the eve of the season opener on Friday, Aug. 25, when El Mo is put to an immediate litmus test as it hosts perennial power St. Bernard’s of Eureka. Kickoff times for the JV and varsity are 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about this team and what looks to be an exciting season at the link.

Link to article

August 22, 2017

Slideshow: Back to school at El Molino and Analy

Most of the west county was still sleeping Tuesday morning as parents and teenagers hauled backpacks and book bags to El Molino and Analy high schools, where the 2017-18 school year began about 7:30 a.m.

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