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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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  • 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- Make a recurring donation between now and April 30th and become eligible to win a wireless stereo system with a MSRP value of $799. We thank you for your ongoing support of our students and school.
  • WASC Parent Survey: Every six years El Molino conduscts an accreditation process sponsored by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California State Department of Education. You are asked to complete this survey based on your experience as a parent of an El Molino student. Thank you! Link to survey here.
  • El Molino’s Open House: Come see what students have accomplished this year! Open House will take place Thursday, May 4th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Student accomplishments from all subjects and classes will be on display in the library and classrooms. Counselors will be available for new student registration, to answer questions about 2017-2018 class schedules, and provide other information. Project Graduation tickets will be on sale and Boosters will be selling El Molino merchandise. There will also be beverages and snacks.
  • Yearbooks are on sale now: See Darlene Packard in the main office or visit  Payment plans are available.


  • El Molino Project Graduation 2017 needs your help! Your time and donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Our GoFundMe page is :
  • 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.


Upcoming Events

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

El Molino Music Department’s Jazzapalooza on Sunday, May 7th
El Molino Music Department's Jazzapalooza on Sunday, May 7th from 3:00-6:30 PM at the Rio Nido Roadhouse. Our amazing lineup of talent will fill the night with music! The El Molino band and choir students will be performing along with The Tahoes, and the Vespertine Orchestra. Tickets are available at the door with dinner included. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/kids 10 and under. Invite your family and friends!
Cheer, Advanced Dance and El Molino Dance Company auditions
Cheer, Advanced Dance and El Molino Dance Company auditions: Cheer auditions are Thursday April 27th 2-4:40pm. Advanced dance and EMDC auditions are May 3rd 3-6pm.
Spring Spectrum
The El Molino Dance Department is holding the Spring Spectrum. Thursday to Saturday April 27-29th at 7:00 PM.

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

April 18, 2017

Seniors get Rotary scholarships for college

El Molino seniors Bergen Hartmann, Rosio Martinez and E.J. Pereira were selected by the Sebastopol Rotary to receive $1,000 scholarships they can use to help finance their first year of college.
Rotary scholarships

April 5, 2017

New Edition of Lion’s Roar, El Molino’s Student Run Newspaper

Link to latest edition, March 2017

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-

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