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 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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  • Pie Times: Buy Kozlowski pies to support El Molino’s music programs!

    Order your Kozlowski Holiday Pies from a music student or through the El Molino High School office by Monday, December 5th. More info here.

  • Winter Concert: Saturday, December 10th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at El Molino High School. More here

  • 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.

  • California State Law requires that all students be vaccinated:

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

  • Yearbooks are on sale now:

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Food Service Worker Employment Opportunity at El Molino:

    Job description at this link here.

  • Curriculum Guide 2016-2017

  • Student Handbook 2016-2017

Upcoming Events

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This Weeks Basketball
Boys and Girls Freshman, JV, and Varsity games.
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Fri, December 2, 11am – 12pm
Chefs of Tomorrow – Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities
Chefs of Tomorrow - Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

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.

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50 years of education continues

November 29, 2016

Chefs of Tomorrow – Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow: A Benefit for Sonoma County Youth Culinary Arts Programs

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Sonoma County Lodging Association invites you to join us for the Annual Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow fundraiser. This entertaining night of great food, local wines, silent and live auction raises funds for local youth culinary arts programs. This year’s event will be held at the Event Center at Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 26th.

This is our fifteenth year partnering with Sonoma County high school culinary arts programs including Casa Grande, Cloverdale, El Molino, Healdsburg, Maria Carrillo, Piner, Sonoma Valley and Windsor high schools. Each of the schools will be partnered with a lodging chef for a friendly appetizer competition dueling it out for the “People’s Choice Award” and the “Best Appetizer”.

Help us make this evening a brilliant success as we dine on superb appetizers and raise money to help educate our future culinary and hospitality success stories. Please consider joining us as a sponsor or guest. Enclosed please find a sponsorship/ticket form and donation form if you are able to help us with a donation for the auction or event. Ideas for auction donations include wine/beer, destination opportunities, cooking classes, special dinners, gift baskets, and items packaged together to make a complete entertainment experience.

Please take a moment to complete and return the form enclosed or use the links below to sign up at your earliest convenience. We look forward to your support to help make this event a success as we showcase the talented chefs of tomorrow. If you need more information, contact Judy at 707-837-1928 or email


Lucy                                                     Judy

Lucy Lewand                                                                                     Judy Groverman Walker

Event Chair                                                                                       Event Coordinator

November 23, 2016

High school district begins business breakfast series at El Molino

The West Sonoma County Union High School District (WSCUHSD) held its first West County Business Breakfast Series on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at El Molino High School. The event invited businesses throughout the Russian River, Forestville and Sebastopol areas to participate in learning more about the unique and innovative programs at El Molino High School.


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

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