DMS at a glance...Our Profile...

Destin Middle is a public school in the northwest section of the Florida Panhandle along Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast.  The city of Destin has a population of approximately 12,800 full-time residents.  The diverse population includes military, retirees, entrepreneurs, and the hospitality industry.  Approximately 675 students are currently enrolled in grades five through eight.


The faculty and staff dedicate themselves to promoting excellence in academic achievement.  Destin Middle School’s curriculum offers opportunities and advantages for all levels of students. These efforts include Honors/Advanced, Career Training, Support Facilitation for ESE, Intensive Reading, and Intensive Math.  We also offer courses for 7th and 8th grade students in which they are able to obtain high school credit.  These courses are as follows:  Spanish I,  Digital Information Technology, Foundations of Web Design, Algebra I Honors, Geometry I Honors, and Physical Science Honors. 

Destin Middle School emphasizes the arts to encourage multiple types of intelligences found among our student population.  Students may select electives such as: Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Beginning Spanish, Dance, Team Sports, Tumbling, Physical Education, 2D/3D Art, Foundations of Web Design, and Digital Information Technlogy. Courses are available for advanced students in the following subjects:  Algebra I Honors, Geometry Honors, Pre-Algebra 6th/7th , World History Advanced, Advanced Civics, U.S. History Advanced, Advanced Language Arts I, II and III, Advanced Science I, Science II, Science III, and Physical Science Honors.

Presently our racial composition is as follows: 85% are Caucasian, 3% are Asian, 6% are Hispanic, 2% are African-American and 4% are Multi-Racial.  Destin Middle continues to be a school of choice from the neighboring Niceville community of Bluewater Bay.