School of Scholars and Champions    •   Respectful and Compassionate People    •    Responsible and Ethical Citizens    •    Resourceful and Articulate Students

Welcome to El Molino High School

A message from Principal Matt Dunkle

Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 school year! El Molino High School continues 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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Daily Student Bulletin

This is the last Bulletin video of the year. We will be back On The Air or at least on YouTube in September

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Bulletin Board

  • First Week Bell Schedule
    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Period 1                                         7:35 –  8:27
    Period 2                                         8:32 –  9:27 (bulletin)
    Brunch                                           9:27 –  9:42
    Period 3                                         9:47  – 10:39
    Period 4                                        10:44 – 11:36
    Period 5                                        11:41 – 12:33
    Lunch                                            12:33 – 1:03
    Period 6                                         1:08 – 1:59
    Period 7                                         2:04  – 2:55
    All athletes must submit a Sports Packet by the start of their Fall sport to the El Molino main office.

  • 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!

  • Click here for Important information from the West Sonoma County Union High School District about the upcoming Season 2 of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. 
  • Click here for additional resources and information to use if you choose to  watch the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why


  • 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. If you have any questions, contact Darlene Packard at (707)824-6570

  • 600 Lions Campaign:
    We called the Lions and they came out roaring!

    Dear Friends of El Molino High School,
    On February 6 we sent out a plea for 600 Lions to contribute $100 each to help us raise $60,000 by March 15 to meet a district-wide budget emergency that threatens some of our most popular electives such as dance, wood shop, drama, and French. Your response humbles and amazes us.  In six weeks 426 of you contributed $73,814 to save these classes for our kids, and more is still coming in. Check for our list of donors and for campaign updates. click here for the full text of the letter


  • 2018-2019 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

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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.

Parent News

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April 12, 2018


The National Concerns Affecting El Molino Students

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April 12, 2018

Let’s Talk Cannabis

The Negative Health Effects of Marijuana

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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.

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