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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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  • Finals Schedule: Spring 2017. Link to schedule here.
  • 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! We are excited about the continued recognition of the high quality education provided at El Molino.
  • 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.
  • 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 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-
  • Yearbooks are on sale now: See Darlene Packard in the main office or visit  Payment plans are available.



Upcoming Events

It takes a village... Get involved and come support the creativity and talent of our students. Volunteer, participate, tell a friend.

Spring Play
El Molino Theater Arts presents their last play, May 18-20 7:00pm
8th Annual Sonoma County Youth FIlm Festival
8th Annual Sonoma County Youth FIlm Festival Thursday, May 25th at 7pm 3rd Street Cinema 620 3rd St. Santa Rosa

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

May 20, 2017

League champion Lions set pace at SCL track finals

Not only did the boys track team win the SCL League Championship with a 6-0, the girls track team also took second place overall! All in all our track program will send 29 athletes on to the NCS Redwood Empire meet next weekend.

The Varsity boys track team won the SCL championship meet with a score of 159. The next closest team was Petaluma at 114. This team loses only 4 seniors and looks to defend this title next year. Individual SCL Champions include: Avery Ransome 4×100, Carmelo Salas 4×100, Sire Clark 4×100, 4×400, 200m, Adler Hansen 4×100, Azur Ingrassia 4×400, Clay Serrano 4×400, Jose Padilla 4×400, Jack Fricker TJ,LJ,110HH,300H, Brian Schulz 3200m. Congratulations Boys!

This was the first time the girls have been in the top 2 since winning league in 2001. Losing only 2 seniors this team will look for an SCL title next season. Girls SCL Champions include: Jackie Ramirez 4×400, Evelin Ramirez 4×400, Ava Peterson 400m & 4×400, Aubrianna Tait 100h, 300h and 4×400. The girls 4×400 team set a new school record with a time of 4:10.44 beating the old school record by more then 2 sec set in 1987.

We’d also like to give a shoutout to the coaches and track family that helped the team to their success.

Congratulations everyone!!

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May 13, 2017

8th Sonoma County Youth Film Festival, May 25

May 12, 2017

El Molino High School’s Digital Marketing class is producing the Sonoma County Youth Film Festival. Now in its eighth year, this festival showcases student films from El Molino, Analy, Rancho Cotati, Montgomery, Windsor, and Casa Grande. The featured pieces range from short films and documentaries to PSAs and animations, all created by current high school students.

“It’s a great film festival that gives all of us an opportunity to have a bigger audience. It’s amazing to see how much creative talent there is in Sonoma County.” Said El Molino senior and film festival participant, Forest Murnane.

May 10, 2017

Lions claim boys track & field championship

The El Molino boys locked up the Sonoma County League track & field championship on May 3, easily defeating visiting Piner, 90-46 to complete an unbeaten regular season.

The SCL pennant is the first for the Lions since 2004.

As they’ve done all season, El Molino used exceptional talent and versatility to vanquish the Prospectors, with most athletes earning points in several events.

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