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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 Night: Learn How El Molino High School Prepares Students for Success!

    Experience the dynamic and exciting programs that have helped El Molino be honored as a Distinguished and Gold Ribbon School more often than any other school in the county.  El Molino Night begins at 6:00pm on November 3rd in the school library. More information here.

  •  El Molino Political Forum on Thursday, October 27th 6-8:30 PM:

    AP Government students will be leading discussions on propositions of interest to help prepare voters to make informed choices. Link to student developed website with information about the ballot measures. Link to RSVP.

    Click the image to register to vote!

  •  Stay informed- Subscribe to the Daily Email Bulletin:

    The Daily Bulletin is sent out daily to keep people up to date on upcoming events, opportunities, deadlines etc. Subscribe here.

  • California State Law requires that all students be vaccinated:

    If you would like more information, please call Megan Bloom at 824-6571.

  • Schedule a School Tour or Student Shadow :

    If you would like to get a first-hand experience of life at El Molino High School by scheduling a tour or shadowing an El Molino student, please contact Jessica Ayers at (707)824-6570 or or by filling out this Request to Shadow form.

  • Attention Winter Athletes:

    Winter Sports begin Monday November 7th.  All athletes must have submitted Sports Packet (hyperlink this with the attachment) to the office by this date in order to begin practice.  If parents or athletes have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Mike Roan at 824-6563 or

  • 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.

  •  Yearbooks are on sale now:

    See Darlene Packard in the main office or visit  Payment plans are available.

  • After school tutoring: Offered Mon and Wed from 3-4 in the Library

  • Food Service Worker Employment Opportunity at El Molino:

    Job description at this link here.

  • Curriculum Guide 2016-2017

  • Student Handbook 2016-2017

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 Political Forum on Thursday, October 27th 6-8:30 PM
El Molino Political Forum on Thursday, October 27th 6-8:30 PM
Apple Game!
The Apple game versus Analy will take place Friday, 10/28 at home. JV at 5 and Varsity at 7:30 PM
El Molino Night
Learn how El Molino High School Prepares Students for Success! El Molino Night starts at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 3rd in the school library

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

October 26, 2016

West County students get political

El Molino and Analy High School students are fired up about politics. Both schools have organized political forums to talk to the public about current political propositions and measures. The Forum will take place on Thursday, October 27th 6-8:30 PM. RSVP and event info here

October 22, 2016

Press Democrat: El Molino football team roaring through Sonoma County League play

El Molino brings a 3-0 Sonoma County League record (4-3 overall) into Friday’s showdown against the Trojans. If the Lions can knock off Petaluma for the first time since 2011, an even bigger moment awaits. The little team from the pretty West County campus would meet Analy in a battle of squads that are undefeated in league.

Link to Press Democrat Article

October 13, 2016

Running rivals put on top-tier show

El Molino’s Brian Schulz and Santa Rosa High’s Luca Mazzanti are the two fastest boys in Redwood Empire cross country this season. Luca Mazzanti and Schulz recently dueled to the third- and fourth-fastest times ever run in three decades of the Viking Opener. Mazzanti bested Schulz with a time of 9:51. Schulz crossed the line in 9:53.

And it’s no small meet. More than 800 athletes competed.

At the Rancho Boys Invitational on Aug. 26, Schulz beat Mazzanti on the 3-mile course while running the second-fastest time ever: 15:07. Mazzanti posted the seventh all-time result there with a 15:17.

Link to Press Democrat article.


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