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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 will be closed Monday, February 20th in honor of President’s Day. School will resume Tuesday with a regular EVEN block schedule.

  • 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.

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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.

  •  West County Charter Middle School website launched:

    The school will open in Fall 2017 serving 7th and 8th grade students and will be located in Forestville.  Click the link to visit the website and learn more. Pre-enrollment of students is already possible via the “ADMISSIONS” page.

  • 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.

  • El Molino High School Eighth Grade Parent Night:

    El Molino High School will be hosting our Eighth Grade Parent Night on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  If you would like more information about El Molino High School, or information to assist you in helping your student plan his/her ninth grade class schedule and his/her four year experience at El Molino, we encourage you to attend this event.  We will begin at 6:00 pm in the El Molino library.  If you would like more information regarding Eighth Grade Parent Night, please call 824-6570.  Hope to see you on the 16th!

  • 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 :

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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

February 15, 2017

Sonoma County schools score high in national ranking

El Molino was one 24 of Sonoma County’s 200 plus public and private schools that received a grade of A- or above from El Molino received an A overall. combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best places to live and go to school.

El Molino received an A for academics, A for College Readiness, A- for Teachers, B+ for Diversity, B+ for Clubs and Activities, and an A for Health and Safety.


February 4, 2017

Wrestling Lions edge Tigers in “Apple” meet, 48-46

The El Molino wrestling team secured West County bragging rights in a closely contested dual meet with cross town rival Analy on Jan. 24 in Sebastopol, utilizing superior depth to edge the Tigers, 48-46.

El Mo competed in a pair of tournaments last weekend. Taking home medals in pooled brackets for the Lions were Nate Wheeler (1st place, 132-138 pounds), Deddy Coshnear (2nd place, 152-160 pounds) and Wyatt Ayers (2nd place, 106-112 pounds).

Congratulations to Thomas Mitchell for becoming the #8 ranked 170lb wrestler in the NCS.

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January 7, 2017

West County Charter School – The Little School That Could

In an endeavor to rethink middle school in West County, a group of involved citizens, various districts, multiple stakeholders and West Sonoma County Union High School District have collaborated to create the new West County Charter School in Forestville.

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