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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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Annual 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday,  February 20th, at 6 p.m: Attention future El Molino High School parents and students: Are you interested in learning more about the amazing classes and opportunities available to your soon to be 9th grade student?

Join us in the El Molino HIgh School Library for our Annual 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday,  February 20th, at 6 p.m.  During this evening you will have the opportunity to hear from various teachers and counselors about the courses, electives, support systems, and athletic offerings at El Molino.

We look forward to meeting you then! For questions please call (707) 824-6575, and remember Together, We Are El Molino!

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February 20th


6:0 0 pm – 7:30 pm

Eighth Grade Parents

February 22nd


3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Open Registration
El Molino Library

February 28th


3:30  pm –7:00 pm

Open Registration
El Molino Library

May 10th


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House



  • 600 Lions Campaign: Seventeen classes at El Molino High School will be cut next year to meet a district-wide budget emergency, including in some of our most popular electives such as dance, woodshop, drama, and French. We may even lose entire programs.This is just not acceptable. We are asking for your help.Please join our 600 Lions campaign by contributing at least $100 by March 15, the day that layoff notices must be sent to our teachers. Go to Or write a check to El Molino Education Fund, with 600 Lions at the lower left, and mail to 7050 Covey Road, Forestville, CA 95436. The El Molino Education Fund is a division of El Molino Boosters. Donations are tax deductible. Tax ID # 68-0023200.
  • Blood Drive information: El Molino Leadership class in association with Blood Centers of the Pacific is sponsoring a blood drive. Please  Click Here for more info.
  • Stay informed- Subscribe to the Email Bulletin: The 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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

Boys JV & Varsity Soccer 2/1
2/1/17, JV @5:00PM, Varsity @7:00PM vs Piner 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

December 7, 2017

El Mo alum saves cats lost in the fires

“Who goes out at 3 or 4 in the morning and catches cats for people?” Shannon Jay, El Molino class of 1983, does.

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.

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