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Welcome to El Molino High School

A message from Principal Matt Dunkle

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! I am so proud of the accomplishments that keep occurring at El Molino High School! With the celebration of the fiftieth graduating class at the newly modernized athletic field this past spring, we witnessed the Class of 2016 continuing the tradition of Lion Pride while ushering in a new tradition of commencement being held on the athletic field. We are excited to welcome back our football and soccer teams to their new and improved home turf: our all-weather field. I can’t wait to see the lights and hear the crowd roar this fall and winter because together we are El Molino!

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  • “The Shock Run” 5K funraiser
    We are fundraising to buy an AED/other medical supplies for the El Molino Stadium so please come out and help us give a little piece of mind to our athletes and their parents/guardians. Click to download Entry Form

  • 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.
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    The Daily Bulletin is sent out daily to keep people up to date on upcoming events, opportunities, deadlines etc. Subscribe here.

  •  Yearbooks are on sale now:

    See Darlene Packard in the main office or visit  Payment plans are available.

  • After school tutoring: Offered Mon and Wed from 3-4 in the College and Career Center

  • California State Law requires that all students be vaccinated:

    If you would like more information, please call Megan Bloom at 824-6571.

  • Spring Break: El Molino High will be closed for Spring Break Monday, 3/20 – Friday, 3/24

  • 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, contact Jessica Ayers at (707)824-6570 or You can also fill out this Request to Shadow form.

  • El Molino Project Graduation 2017 needs your help!

    Because of the change in graduation night from Thursday to Friday this year, our 28 year old tradition of using Scandia Fun Center is not available to us. Relocating to a new venue and the change toFriday night has doubled our costs. On Average we raise $20,000.00 a year. Seniors are charged $75.00 to attend, but no one is turned away and all are included, whether they can buy a ticket or not. Your time and donations of any size are greatly appreciated.

    Our GoFundMe page is :

  • Curriculum Guide 2017-2018

  • Student Handbook 2016-2017

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Chefs of Tomorrow – Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities
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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

March 14, 2017

Congratulations to Volleyball Coach Becky Sani! All-Empire Coach of the year

Congratulations to Volleyball Coach Becky Sani! She was awarded All-Empire Coach of the year Honors. Great job!

Becky Sani,  El Molino class of 1991, is head coach for girls’ volleyball. She played volleyball six years including three as a varsity Lion and two at Santa Rosa Junior College. Last year she taught the junior varsity team, and she carries into the varsity job a commitment to players at all levels. She lives in Cazadero and has an apparel decorating business. “I am a Lion through and through,” Sani said. “I bleed red and black.”

Link to Press Democrat article-

March 11, 2017

El Molino school district ranks among top 100

West Sonoma County Union High School District and Mendocino Unified ranked 55 and 84, respectively, on the list of top 100 California school districts for 2017. No other school districts in Sonoma County made the top 100.

March 11, 2017

El Mo Rocks Poetry Event

The beginning acting and oral interpretation classes at El Molino High School competed in the school’s contest recently with junior Seryna Bonacorso besting 15 other schools in Sonoma County’s Poetry Out Loud event. Bonacorso will represent Sonoma County in the statewide contest in Sacramento in mid-March.


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