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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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  • Learn How El Molino High School Prepares Students for Success!

    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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  •  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 Project Graduation 2017 needs your help!

    Project Graduation is an annual event where the graduates can come together and spend a last night together as a class. Since its inception in 1989, there has been no alcohol related deaths on graduation night. We are determined to continue that important 28 year accomplishment.

    We have run into a big hurdle for the 2017 party. 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. This is a wonderful community, please join us in working together to give our ElMolino graduates the safe, fun party they deserve.

    Our GoFundMe page is : Please pass this along to anyone who may be able to help. Thank you!

  • Curriculum Guide 2016-2017

  • Student Handbook 2016-2017

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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

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.

January 7, 2017

El Molino family honored in Rose Parade

El Molino sophomore Lewis Griffith will ride on a float in the Rose Parade with his dad, Steve Griffith, this year. Lewis is being honored for saving his father’s life two years ago with hands-only CPR, when his dad collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest. Lewis learned the life-saving technique at Forestville Academy.

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December 23, 2016

All-league Fall season athletes will be on the El Molino “Wall of Fame”

Congratulations to these all-league Fall season athletes who will also be on the El Molino “Wall of Fame” in the gym!
Sami Hennen-Tennis
Tori Boles-Volleyball
Brian Schulz-Cross Country 3rd in State!!
Lily Dimond-Golf
Jake Peter and Jack Fricker-Football
Soccer-Kristine Daniels, Carly Hittenmiller SCL MVP!


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